Working that upper body is a great way to shape your body. Hitting those legs is always an awesome workout, but make sure to balance it out with some upper body work like a back and bicep workout.
Why do we even train our back? – A strong back helps with proper posture, keep your shoulders in alignment, increase your core strength and to prevent injuries.
Back & Bicep Workouts
When you lift weights, you are actually tearing down your muscles. They need time to “heal” and build themselves back up; this is why we rest and stretch!!!! Your muscles need about 3 days in order to fully heal and be ready for another workout.
The best way to allow your muscles to heal is to split up the muscle groups on different days. What muscles are good to work together? Well, back and biceps! When you train you back muscles, you are also working on your biceps because they work together to complete a “pull” motion. There are times when you are working your shoulders too!
Then there are “push” motions which target your chest and triceps more. Sometimes you hit your shoulders in there too. Your shoulders contain so many smaller muscles it blows my mind how they work! I like having a day where I focus on all of those shoulder muscles as well.
Before your workout begins, make sure you have your post workout fuel ready to go!
After tearing down your muscles, you need time to recover. Another thing you need to recover is the correct fuel. I recommend using a dairy-free protein powder along with a replenish/recovery drink. The Vega Sport Line is perfect for all your post workout needs.
To replenish your glycogen and carbohydrate levels by consuming a good recovery drink. Vega has a Recovery Accelerator drink which will help your body recover faster and allow your body to keep burning fat instead of muscle even after your workout ends!
Then build your muscles back up with Vega Sport Protein! (chocolate is the best flave)! If you order online, you can take advantage of the new 45 serving size tub. It’s nearly half the price per serving as their standard 19 serving tub, so totally worth it!
Learn more about the different proteins that Vega offers in THIS POST.
Your pre-workout fuel is just as important as your post-workout fuel!
Start off by making sure you’re well hydrated, since you will be working up a sweat during this workout. Drink a full glass of water (with a squeeze of lemon) and then start prepping your pre-workout drink.
The Vega Sport Line also has the perfect pre-workout supplement that your body needs. It’s only 70 calories and contains just the right amount of carbs and natural caffeine to keep your body going without bogging you down.
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