The Back Workout

While most of us women are often worried about getting a smaller waistline and sexy flat tummy, let us not forget to pay attention to the back part of our upper body. I say upper back because, let’s face it ladies, we don’t need reminders in working the lower part of our back body, I mean our glutes/booties/butt, because we make a conscious effort in making sure we pay attention to them when we workout.

back workout

Our back plays a huge role in how our entire body functions, because it attaches to the hips, abdominals, chest, shoulders, and neck. Building the back muscles will benefit us in so many ways. For one definitely is it builds a better-looking body. That large muscles in your back, for example the large wing shaped muscles on the sides of your back — creates an inverted triangle shape when they are in shape making your lower body look smaller. Strong and toned back improves posture and boosts self-confidence. For those who play sports or participate in any physical activity (and you should), a strong back will improve your performance as flexible, athletic back muscles help your body to twist, turn, lift, and move through complex movements more efficiently.

Here are some of the back workout routines I do at the gym. Ladies, do not be afraid to lift weights because contrary to the belief that lifting weights heavier than those 3lbs dumbbells will make us bulky, lifting real weights builds strength, increase metabolism, lessen the effects of aging, and make us look downright sexy. Geez ladies! We unlike men, we lack testosterone! That enables men bulk up more easily. So ditch the cute dumbbells and go lift!

Personally, my upper body needs a lot of work to tone it up. It’s a challenge but it won’t hinder me in working my ass off to ensure I develop these muscles to have a stronger back improving my overall fitness level.

I work on different areas of my body daily because I believe each part of my body needs attention and specific workout to activate and build its muscles. Here’s my schedule most of the time (ideally) on a daily basis. I follow these as much as possible. I only deviate from this routine whenever I am preparing for marathons as I have a specific set of training for it.

  • Monday- Legs, Abs, Neck
  • Tuesday- Back, Shoulders
  • Wednesday- Chest, Arms, Cardio
  • Thursday- Rest / full body light workout
  • Friday- Legs, Abs, Neck
  • Saturday- Back, Shoulders
  • Sunday- Rest Day

Note: Not every exercise is appropriate for some conditions and certain back exercises may even make the problem worse if you have back pain issues. It is important to check with your doctor about which exercises will help or hinder you.


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Workout From Home

I have been strength training for a year now that have made fitness a lifestyle for me. I love what it did to my body and it definitely became a habit to be at the gym regularly. There are times though that I am unable to go to the gym due to some personal circumstances but that doesn’t mean that I am skipping the sweat for the day.

workout dance

Whenever I missed going to the gym, I make it a point to work out at home. I either do cardio via Zumba or do some plyometric or max interval training via Insanity (my choice most of the time). I do admit though that working out at home needs extra motivation and the biggest motivation for me to go through the entire workout is the sound of my workout, especially when I am dancing or doing Zumba. Because I love an awesome audio output to go with my mood while working out at home, I am thinking of having a speaker processor that is easy to operate of course (I don’t want to stress myself over it!) such as the Ashly Audio to compliment my great music and of course energy! I seriously think that this is an awesome idea especially now that I am thinking of increasing my cardio activity apart from my weights training. Well, off I go and check this thing out!

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Running on the Nutrilite Health Run

Hey you Fun Run enthusiasts out there! Here’s another Fun Run you can join to start your day strong! Well not just an ordinary day to some but a very special day, the Hearts’ Day or Valentines day as we all call it! My heart matters so I am keeping it healthy, I am running via the Nutrilite Health Run 2016 CDO Leg on February 14, 2016!


Register at:
Amway Distribution Center (ADC)
Perla Compania de Seguros Bldg.,
Don Apolinar Velez Street, CDO City
Tel.No: (088) 852-4175

If you register in the Fun Run you also help gift a child with a good book tomorrow since a portion of your 350 (the race registration fee) will be donated to Amway One by One Campaign for Children. So I say, make a child’s heart happy by keeping yours healthy :). Let’s run!

The 350 registration includes the race bib | running shirt | raffle stub and an exclusive event pass to participate in any Amway Expo activity booths!

Upon finishing the race, you also get the following freebies:

  • FREE Sign-up for non-Amway Business Owners
  • Nutrilite Drawstring Bag
  • Nutrilite Pen
  • P500 Gift Voucher for ABO Finishers

PLUS! raffle prizes awaits the race finishers too! Check out these amazing prizes! Who knows you’ll get one of these:

  • Php10,000 product coupon
  • iPad Mini
  • iPod Touch
  • Consolation prizes

Hope to see you at the race!

Assembly Area:

Rosario Cresent Road, Limketkai Center
AMWAY EXPO AREA @ Parking-D (open parking beside Grand Caprice)

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