I decided to take a deload this week, or at least the first half of the week. I've been having some on and off knee pain and my back has been pretty tight lately, so I figured it was time. Plus, we ended up getting a good amount of snow yesterday, so it worked out perfectly since I was snowed in!
So for me a deload is a week of doing totally different workouts, not just dropping the weights on my lifts. I find that taking some time off from the big lifts, or even the gym completely, is what I like to do. Plus, it just gets me that much more excited to get back into the gym the next week! I'm going to do full body workouts for the first 2 workout days and then back to the gym on Friday and Saturday with normal workouts. Then next week I'll start a new workout plan.
*I will NOT cut back on my eating, as my muscles still need the calories!*
We got the most snow yesterday that we've gotten in years! Of course, the entire state of Kentucky shut down completely. My husband had absolutely zero interest in going out to "play" in the snow with me, so Asher and me went out by ourselves! I guess when you grow up in New York you don't get quite as excited about snow as us Kentucky folks do.
Here was the workout I did at home, using just a kettlebell and a band:
1a)Goblet squat 3x10 w/35lbs
1b)Pushups 3x10(single leg)
(do prone Y raises if you have no band)
2b)Single leg foot elevated glute bridge 3x12
3a)Band kneeling hip thrust 3x15
4)Side lying clam raises: 2x10
5)Bicep curls 2x12
Since it's a deload, this workout wasn't anything intense. If you did want to make it harder, you could do single leg or bulgarian split squats with weight instead of goblet squats, feet elevated pushups, and then add a 5 minute bodyweight "finisher" at the end, such as mountain climbers and lunge jumps. But this did the trick just to get me moving.
How's the weather in your neck of the woods? Who's ready for SUMMER????