Monday, May 25, 2009
omehow I managed to miss getting to the gym four of the previous eight days. There's two Sundays in there where I decided to take a day off to rest. There was a Holiday Monday where I managed to miss getting to the gym and on the last Wednesday I had a board meeting to attend and prep for and didn't get in to the gym before hand and it was too late and too nice an evening to go in the evening afterwards. That's four days in total. I have done that since last summer when I was injured and could barely walk.
My long-term average is still over six days a week and my average for 2009 is well over that average. I still get in a lot more exercise than most people.
Since it was a Monday, that means a weights day so I can get three weights days in during the week. No holding back today and no problems breathing. The allergy symptoms have eased away--thankfully.
As I walked around before going to the gym I felt tightness and soreness in my thighs and hamstring. I'm sure it was from doing leg exercises on Saturday and the fact I had gotten away from doing them. The key to doing leg lunges and leg squats is to do them regularly--several times a week. The more days between these exercises and your leg muscles forget they know how to do them and since they are such an intense exercise, the result can be painful.
Bench Press: 11kg x 25 reps x 3 sets
Inclined Bench Press: 11kg x 25 reps x 3 sets
Stomach Crunches on Swiss Ball: 30 reps x 9 sets with 3KG medicine ball.
Bicep Curls on Swiss Ball: 7kg x 25 reps x 9 sets
Tricep Presses on bench: 14kg x 25 reps x 3 sets.
Leg Lunges: 10 reps x 6 sets - Left/Right
Squats: 10 reps x 6 sets.
Posted 2009/05/25 at 20h07ET in Exercise.