Monday, November 2, 2009

Morning Get Up And Go To The Gym Person

This morning we woke up like usual and got ready for the gym. In the elevator on the way downstairs, Drew looked at me and said, "You've really become a morning get up and go to the gym person." I responded in my sleepy haze, "I am definitely not a morning person!". He then clarified and called me simply a "get up and go to the gym person." I can agree with that.

Today I had more supersets of weight lifting to do and then filled up the rest of the morning with some cardio.

These were today's lifts:

A) Deadlifts: 3 sets of 15 reps @ 45 lbs
B) Leg Curls (double leg): 1 set of 12 reps @ 50 lbs / 2 sets of 10 reps @ 50 lbs
A) Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 2 sets of 15 reps @ 10 lbs (per arm) / 1 set of 12 reps @ 10 lbs
B) Side Lateral Raises: 1 set of 15 reps @ 5 lbs (per arm) / 1 set of 10 reps @ 5 lbs / 1 set of 8 reps @ 5 lbs
A) Barbell Curls: 1 set of 15 reps @ 30 lbs / 2 sets of 12 reps @ 30 lbs
B) Lat Pulldown (Underhand): 1 set of 15 reps @ 60 lbs / 2 sets of 10 reps @ 60 lbs
A) Crunches: 3 sets of 20 reps
B) Ab Bench Crunches: 3 sets of 15 reps

I really, really tried to do a better job on the deadlifts today. I think it worked a bit more because I could feel my hamstrings more than I could last time, but that could also be because they're still sore from last time I did hamstring lifts. Also, since they were supersets and it seemed like I needed to have tired out legs for the leg curls, I opted to do the double-leg version instead of the single leg version so that one leg wouldn't get more recovery time than the other. I'm not really a fan of that machine, but luckily they moved it off to the side of the gym. Before it was smack dab in the middle of the weight room where everyone could look at your rear end up in the air.

The crunches that I did really should have been reverse crunches, however there is no bench at the gym that will really allow me to do reverse crunches and keep my head flat on the bench. I'm not sure how to remedy this problem, but I'm going to be researching what to do or a good alternative exercise. I still think that although doing regular crunches isn't the same, it's still an okay substitute in the interim.

After the weight lifting, I headed over and hopped on the stair mill. I decided to go for it and up the level, so I did Speed Intervals on Level 11, which is a new record for me. I survived and I was really, really sweaty at the end. I was starving by the time I got off the stairs, so I rushed through my stretching in order to get home and get some calories in my belly in the form of Muscle Milk Light (vanilla flavor, of course!).

Weight Lifting
Time: 38:02
Calories: 207
Maximum HR: 138
Average HR: 112

Stair Mill
Time: 30:09
Distance: 3.12 miles
Pace: 9:39/mile
Calories: 327
Maximum HR: 168
Average HR: 157

1 comment:

  1. I really wish I could get back into morning workouts. It's so much nicer in the winter to just get it over with! With the dog, it's hard to get out of the house at a reasonable time in the morning, and I like to go in to work early so I can get home early.

    Timberman...hmmm interesting proposition.