Drop it Like it’s Hot

Hi everyone 🙂

The holidays are now in full swing. Christmas is now a few days away! Now I love the look of Christmas as much as the next person, I’m just ready to be able to drive to the store normally without a huge crowd. I know you guys feel me on this one. I don’t do crowds at all, so when I went to Target on Saturday I basically ran through the aisles like  I was a contestant on supermarket sweep.

The aisles were tight and there was a woman behind me sniffling, sneezing, and spreading her germs like wild fire. I probably looked at her like she was the devil. I know she couldn’t help being sick, but I CANNOT GET SICK AGAIN! Lady stay away!

Lately in the gym I’ve been seeing progress in my upper body and abs, but only feeling it in my legs (which I feel like are not changing at all)– odd to me, but change is change! So I will look at that as a positive.

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Besides glutes, shoulder day is my favorite. I love the look of boulder shoulders, and even though I do different exercises I still wouldn’t feel the soreness or burn the next day.

Enter the drop set.

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After one exercise I felt like my arms were going to fall off.

For those of you not familiar with the drop set, the idea is to start with a heavy weight, do as many reps as you can, then drop down in weight and continue your reps. I actually did a drop down with 3 sets of weights. Now it was a Friday around 1130am. You certainly couldn’t do this at 5pm on a Monday. It’s gym courtesy and I don’t want to be a weight hogger!

So here is how mine looked, you can adjust accordingly:

Seated shoulder presses

  • 25 lb weights, 10 reps
  • 20 lb weights, 12 reps
  • 15 lb weights, 12-15 reps or to failure

I did this for 4 sets. You don’t stop in between the drops, you keep going, but take rests in between each set. Now by the time I got to set 4 I had to lower my weight a bit. I exchanged the 25 lbs for 12.5lbs and finished strong.

Then to top it off I did two sets of this:

  • Presses with 15 lb weights for 10
  • Presses with 12 lb weights to failure

Shoulders were on FIRE!

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I think working to failure is the key for change. I’m going to try this out for a little while with arm exercises and see how it goes 🙂

 The rest of my weekend was some killer workouts and cleaning. Oh how I get wild on a Friday night!

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And to finish out Sunday, in case you missed it on my instagram account…

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That darn Phoebe Buffay! She knows better… but I still love her regardless.

Have a great Monday. Short week ahead 🙂

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

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4 Comments

  1. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    I haven’t been to the stores all last week…but I have to go grocery shopping later today….I’m assuming it is going to be crazy :O

    1. Katie

      Now come all the returns and gift cards 🙁

  2. Tam

    Drop sets look like a good way to change up your strengh training. I sometimes feel I should do different exercises so will try using the drop set technique. Have fun cleaning, and great day. Tam

    1. Katie

      yeah I definitely felt the burn the next day too!

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