Today’s workout was Body Beast Build: Shoulders.
Many many years ago, I worked in an office building with a brand-new 24-hour Fitness. All building workers got a special enrollment deal, so I took advantage and signed up (mostly because my co-workers were doing it, and I didn’t want to be left out). With my enrollment, I got two free personal training sessions. Usually, free personal training sessions are a sales tactic to get you to buy even more sessions, but my trainer was actually interested in helping me with my problem areas (probably because he realized I was a broke college student).
One useful tip he gave me was that if I wanted to balance out my pear-shaped body, I should try to build up my shoulders.
I didn’t stay at the job (or the gym) for too long after that, but when I started P90X a few years ago, I really took that guy’s advice to heart. I was pretty good about using as heavy weights as I could for my shoulders.
But not for Body Beast Build:Shoulders – I played it smart and used low weights for my reps. I had 5-, 7.5-, and 10-pound weights so I could keep up with the workout. But I think this was a pretty good idea for the first workout, and I can try to increase the weights for the next few.
Now, I realize if I don’t lift heavy I’m not going to get wide shoulders. But let’s be honest, even these fashions won’t balance out my hips:
Dynasty or Dallas? Knots Landing or Falcon Crest?
Or all of the above?