Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The best medicine



Today's training (made up as I went, no plan at all this morning):

Weights -

Bench press 4 x 5
Lat pulldown - medium grip 2 x 10, wide grip 2 x 10 (I've backed the weight right off and am making my lazy lats and lower traps do some work. The minute I load up the weights, my shoulders head towards my ears. My physio will kill me if I keep that up)
Seated rows supersetted with three-point pushups, 3 x 10

I started to do some biceps/triceps, but the tennis elbow that I've noticed developing in my left arm decided it really disliked DB bicep curls today, so I abandoned that idea. Sometimes you just gotta listen to your body. Stupid body.

Cardio -

I did a workout that's perfect for those with a short attention span...
10 minutes on the elliptical, varying speed and throwing in some reverse intervals
10 minutes brisk walking on the tready at incline 4
10 minutes on the spin bike - some speed, some seated hill climbs, some standing hill climbs, with short recovery intervals in between. I finished off with some one-legged drills.
Back on the treadmill to cool down.... but then I decided to add some walking lunges and some side shuffles too.

Total training time? One hour.

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To top off my great workout, I had a woman at the gym tell me that she wished she had a body like mine. Now that's what I needed to hear, when I'm feeling particularly flabby and frumpy. It's always interesting to see yourself through someone else's eyes.

A compliment, on top of a big rush of endorphins was just what the doctor ordered today.

5 comments:

Jadey 0:-) said...

How nice!

It really shows that when you see someone you tyhink you should compliment you really should!

Sometimes I see people and think geez they look great or whatever and I say nothing for fear of it sounding creepy but that person is probably going to have a much better day if I do. So I shall from now on.

Raechelle said...

Very nice to get compliments from strangers! It really means more, don't you think?
Yes, I HATE listening to my body; but a gals gotta do what a gals gotta do! Hopefully the body will appreciate us listening to it and pay off big rewards! :-)

LizN said...

sounds like a great workout session!
Perfecto!

ss2306 said...

Flabby and frumpy - yeah right!!

You look amazing!! Start feeling amazing big spunk.

Strong Bitch said...

We can be our own worst enemies!

You train hard Kek - I think your fab! xo

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