Archives for: August 2005, 16
My son came in from the gym all excited. He had met a friend and they worked out together. The friend said that people spend most of their time working their biceps. My son admitted that he had been doing two bicep sets for every one triceps set. The friend said that triceps are actually larger muscles than biceps, and that it is better to reverse and do two triceps sets for every one bicep.
OK, I am not a 20-year-old guy, and I don't want to bulk up. So what does this have to do with me? Women over 50 (that's me) are prone to losing muscle mass. In fact we have to work really hard to keep our muscles. I have quoted a study before that said, said "women lose muscle mass at a rate of roughly one-third to one-half a pound each year after age 35."
If you look at middle aged women, where are they the flabbiest - the backs of their arms (ie triceps). I know several good exercises for shoulders and biceps, but I only regularly do one exercise that isolates my triceps. If my son's friend is right, I need to add more triceps exercises to my repertoire.
I was cooking rice last night to go with grilled chicken. I wanted something different, so I added Â½ teaspoon of curry powder to the boiling water before I put the rice in. Such a simple little thing to do, but it was very tasty.
From my Bible study this morning:
I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food. Job 23:12