My Favorite Workout
I started lifting weights many years ago, and I’ve always enjoyed it. I like feeling strong – I can literally feel the improvement after each workout, and I know that at minimum I’m increasing my strength, my bone mass, and maintaining my weight (especially when I’m making up for some delicious indulgence at dinner the night before).
Because I now have good overall strength and am usually pressed for time, Mary, my trainer, has me doing two-in-one moves that are really wonderful. For instance, I’ll lie on my back on a bench, holding weights in both hands and arms open perpendicular to the bench. As I bring my hands together in a “fly,” I bend one knee to my chest and extend the other leg with each move. The works the chest, legs, and core in one move!