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Cardio and weights (6.0191)

...a cardio day with weights...

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've said it before but my exercise routine changes and evolves as I learn new things, discover news things or simply get too used to a particular weight amount. Today it was about consciously doing stomach crunches in three different motions instead of simply back and forth through the middle. The first set is to the right to work the obliques. The second set is to the middle to work the abdominals. The third set is to the left to work the obliques. When I say "work" I mean a more concentration of effort on those muscles. All those muscles are working during a stomach, just some more than others. We'll see how that goes.

I'm finding it too easy to do stomach crunches and I'm wondering what is next. I keep doing more reps but there comes a point where you can't do anymore reps. We shall see.

In talking with someone at the gym today I was told I was to eat protein with every meal. I don't do that. Apparently if I don't, my body consumes some of the protein stored in my muscles. Ugh me. I was also told diet pop isn't a good for weight loss. The reason (and it's absurd): Chemicals. Have you ever seen anyone who isn't fat drinking diet pop?, she asked me. I'm not the person to ask such questions, but even if it were true, it doesn't support her claim.

Stomach Crunches on Swiss Ball: 40 reps x 9 sets with 3KG medicine ball (Right/Left/Centre).

Bicep Curls on Swiss Ball: 9kg x 20 reps x 9 sets.

Chest Press on Swiss Ball: 9kg x 30 reps x 9 sets.

No Leg Lunges.

No Squats

Lots of stretching as usual. I've definitely gotten into the habit of stretching and it makes a difference.

Posted 2009/06/16 at 20h38ET in Exercise.

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