Super hot in nyc today. Went to the gym and lifted weights, spinning, and abs. Good workout overall. I can't concentrate on writing something more thoughtful because I'm making dinner and watching the new Intervention... this show is so intense!
If only sweating were a measure of effort or calories burned! The HVAC @ the gym is out of whack, so it was hot as Hades. Pro: looser muscles. Con: felt like I was having a heat stroke the whole time. Still managed to get a full set of lifting in (note to guy standing near the squats bar: BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS! Bumping my bar while I'm lifting isn't cool, e
I'm convinced. If you have a lot of stress, take it out on the fitness center equipment. I went to the fitness center, increased the load significantly and felt much better afterward. My workout emphasized the pecks, deltoids, triceps and abs.
- What's your go-to workout? I'm in stage 3 of New Rules of Lifting for Women, so that takes up the majority of my workout time.
- What would you do if you had all the time/ability in the world? CrossFit. It scares the bejesus out of me, but I'm very fascinated by it.
Teen girls are taking up weight lifting in ever increasing numbers, reports a new study, (especially the college-bound junior athlete set) and one result is that they're sustaining an increasing number of gym injuries. Teen boys often injure themselves by moving up to heavy weights too quickly. Girls are more likely to suffer sprains and crushed fingers. In case you need a reminder of why it's really nice to be past puberty, one personal trainer who works with teens sums up the situation: "It's hard to lift properly when your body is changing from month to month." Gosh, it's good to be old.
Intended to do a stimulating workout on my MTB this morning, but low and behold rain falleth over the entire area. So, not to be deterred, I jumped in the car and headed to the fitness center for an alternative workout. There, I pushed myself to exhaustion with a strenuous circuit training session to make up for missing out on a stimulating ride.
Aerobic warmup followed by
I felt pretty good this afternoon so I increased the resistence for the upper torso and limbs.
lateral pull down 4 sets of 10 reps at 50 kg
bench press 4/10/38kg
dumb bell lying pull-over 3/12/20kg
db lateral raises 3/12/5kg
db alternating rotating curls 3/10/10kg
seated db wrist curls 3/12/10kg
leaning push down 3/12/25kg
A little cycling to warm up the legs then off to the machines. Today I have raised the total weights.
Leg Press 8/10/12/15 reps at 120/110/100/90 kg
Leg Extension 3 series of 12 reps at 50 kg
Prone Leg Curl 3 series of 12 reps at 35 kg
Abductor and Adductor exercises 3 series each of 20 reps at 50 kg
Heel Extension 3 series of 20 reps at 95 kg