Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Squat, bench, deadlift. I warmed up with ten minutes on the arc climber and 15 back extensions. My squat work sets were 3x5x95, 1x5x100, 1x3x100. Standard bench press 3x5x70, then dumbbell bench 3x6x25, one armed pressed 2x5x25 (those are a killer and work the core too which I need). Deadlifts 2x2x145 and that was it, wandered out of the gym in a daze. I'm taking Monday off to recover, my little parts, wrists and ankles are where I feel weakness and need to recuperate. Tuesday will be technical day, jump squats 3x8x55, overhead press 3x5x60, hang cleans 3x5x75. No problem!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tomorrow is technical day, jump squats, bench presses- I'm going to try one-handed dumbbell presses. Then overhead press and hang cleans.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Next day- wow can you say soreness? It's the good kind so I went out and bought some milk, chicken breasts and an easel. I'm having an urge to start painting. I have no ida how to start, but have been slowly amassing materials, two blank canvasses, the basic colors of paint, several brushes and now a rather large standing easel in the corner of my room.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I behaved myself last night and did not go out or have wine with dinner. Today I'm taking an advanced Spin class and that's it. Tomorrow I will take Zumba at 9am then lift, working glutes and hamstrings with back extensions and bar-only jump squats, 3 sets of 8. Then, bench press, overhead press (60-65 lbs) and hang cleans also 60-65 lbs. It is a technique, strenghten weak spots and upper body day. I love how my upper body/lower body priorities are exactly opposite of 99 percent of guys. That reminds me of something I read in a forum the other day.
Pear-shaped women were complaining that it takes forever to get rid of cellulite on their hips and asses, while the hipless and more straight up and down types (which I am a part of, from the front anyway, so excepting boobs and the sticking out ass) said shut-up you get abs so much faster. Then, one of the straighter body type women asked how she could look curvier. A bodybuilding coach, female, advised her that the only way was to build her shoulders across to make the waist appear smaller.
Huh? By straight up and down, I mean a shape that does go in at the waist, and where it goes back out again at the top of the hipbone, the shape then goes straight down, rather than having the pads of fat over the hips which create the sexy hourglass shape.Our fat pad is usually just below the belly-button in front, thus the complaining about abs. That advice isn't going to do a thing for her lack of noticeable hips, and will only make a less traditionally female shaped woman appear broad-shouldered and manly.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Lifts, on the other hand...Squats were rough. On the first set of three with 100 I good morning-ed and knee collasped on the last one. So I did two sets of two keeping strict form, then two sets of three again. Deadlifts were even worse, two sets of one rep at 145- painful! Just sucked. I didn't take care of myself this weekend and it showed under the bar.