weight lifting

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I have nothing exciting to say

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!

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Mon, 06/28/2010 (All day)

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Hard at work after a Debilitating Illness

After four days of fever and one week off work, I finally felt well enough to hit the fitness center. Did a light workout of the torso and felt pretty good afterwards.

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Thu, 06/10/2010 (All day)

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sweat-fest

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

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Wed, 06/02/2010 (All day)
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Oliver said "

More sweat better! In workout situations, anyway....

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Great Upper Body Workout

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.

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Fri, 05/21/2010 (All day)

Oliver said "

Werd!

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Pushing the Metal to Build up the Muscle

Great workout after a hard day with the students. Emphasis on the thigh and calf muscles this time. Tomorrow with be a walking workout day.

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Workout Date: 
Tue, 05/18/2010 (All day)

Snapshot

Someday, Emily Is Going To Be All Over CrossFit

Every day, we give you a snapshot of one fellow striver in fitness. We ask personal questions, he or she boldly answers. Today's snapshot: Emily, aka allenem.

  • 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. 
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Gymjuries

The Teen Girl Gym Rat Phenomenon

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. 

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Rain, rain, rain

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

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Sat, 05/08/2010 (All day)
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Minh190 said "

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In the Fitness Center and increasing the weight

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

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Workout Date: 
Thu, 05/06/2010 (All day)
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Pushing down and up at the Fitness Center

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

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Workout Date: 
Tue, 05/04/2010 (All day)