How BBB week 7 killed my arms

The title explains it. Overall, week 7 of best body bootcamp truly killed my arms. They were like jello. I had difficulties taking off my hoodies and t-shirts even. You want to see why? I’m going to show you.

Strength workouts A & B had 10 reps of a strength move with 20 seconds of a cardio burst like high knees or pulse squats.

This move started the burning in my shoulders the first day:

Shoulder Press to Glute Extension

Along with this move:

Crossover Push-Ups

The workout I did on Tuesday was strength B and it definitely did not help my sore arm situation.

Downward dog is a yoga resting/transition move, but not when it includes push-ups. If anyone says to do downward dog push-ups just run. Run far, far away. Actually, I really like them because I know they work, but after 40 of them my shoulders (shoulders caps if that’s a word) were in serious pain the next day.

Downward Dog Push-Up

I thought Friday’s workout C would be better, but no I was wrong. Workout C was a power training workout. There were two moves and you started with 10 reps of the exercise followed by 2 burpees. Next, you did 8 reps and 4 burpees. This continued until the ratio was vice versa.ย  The first move wasn’t too terrible, but the second move was killer. I like doing push-ups and rows, but this was hard!

Push-Up to Plank Row

Another thing I liked about week 7 was that Tina let us decide what cardio to do for the cardio days. On strength days I did the maximum rounds of the exercise so that I wouldn’t have to do extra cardio. On Thursday I did this treadmill workout from PBfingers: 45 Minute โ€œMake Your Face Sweatโ€ Workout

Saturday my workout was a nice yoga video from Youtube and my body needed it:

My weekend was pretty good. Friday night I hung out with some of my girlfriends. Saturday was a beautiful spring day here in LC. I helped my boyfriend with a team roping they were having for older man who lets them keep their horses at his arena. I had to keep books for the roping, which actually made it a lot more fun to watch! We ended the afternoon by eating some posole and a really delicious pineapple upside down cake.

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Saturday night the NMSU aggies played our rival UTEP in basketball, so we went to the game. The Pan Am was packed full of people and we ended up winning so that was great!

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Anyways, this week is the final week of bootcamp. Week 8 already! It has flown by and I’m so happy with the changes I have noticed it has made in me not only physically, but mentally as well. I’m excited to go through the workouts again and hopefully this week I’ll have an easier time taking off my sweatshirts!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “How BBB week 7 killed my arms

  1. Yayyyy for yoga! I just got back from there. Always a good time! Maybe I should start thinking about getting in on the BBBC action, my arms could use some strength!

  2. So I’m taking it you would recommend the bootcamp? I’ve heard such great things about it and am considering jumping in on the next round! Good for you for sticking through! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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