I worked out (by accident) this morning that push-ups are easier if I put my hands wider than shoulder width apart. I actually managed to do some. I just can’t do them with my hands directly under my shoulders. They barely bend at all. I’m not sure if it’s my wrists or my elbows or just the muscles that aren’t used to doing anything.
After a bit of research (websurfing) I discovered that push-ups with hands further apart are still a legitimate and correct push-up.
Once again, I forgot to start my HRM until after my 5 minute warmup on the rower this morning.
I have just watched Michelle Bridge’s midweek mindset video for this week. In it, she recommends acknowledging our emotions and feelings for what they are, but exercise the ‘willpower muscle’ to not act on them. It’s okay to admit that I’m having sugar cravings at 3pm. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s fact. However, it doesn’t mean I need to have a sugar fix. The idea is to avoid the good vs bad trap which encourages us to feel guilty for (not) doing certain things.
I also watched a short “snip tip” about what she keeps in her gym bag. One thing was a pair of weight training gloves. I’d never thought about something like that but it would certainly make using the barbell much more comfortable. It’s got some kind of pointy/textured bar – possibly to increase grip but it feels awful. So, I’m off to do a bit of online shopping.
Do you have any recommendations? Would cycling gloves be suitable do you think?