Not posted for a week, was feeling a bit 'not right', if that makes sense
Went to the gym for a workout on Tuesday night, 1/12/09.
10 mins warm up on the rowing machine
2x10 lunges @ 2x5 kgs dumbells
1x10 squats @ bar + 5 kgs
1 rep into the second set and I got this feeling in my left hamstring, that if I was going down any further it would "ping" (my term for it, meaning that a muscle contracts way faster than it shuold, or contracts when it should lengthen - proper term suggestion would be much appreciated!
). Therefore stood back up too quickly and almost did the same with my right quad
So abandoned that exercise altogether.
Then played it safe, and did
2x10 calf press @ 18kgs
2x10 crunch on swiss ball
Went for a very gentle run on Wednesday 2/12/09, did about 2-odd miles
Went for a 2.5 hour walk with the dogs (nice!
), then had a gym session in the evening. Did:
10 min warm up on treadmill, jogging @ 8 kmh/5 mph
2x10 Bench press @ bar (bar is plm 15 kgs, tried adding 5 kgs onto it, but it wasn't going to happen, so stripped back to just the bar
2x10 lat pulldown @ 18 kgs
2x10 seated row @ 20 kgs - still finding my feet with these two, weight vs proper form throughout. I'm a bit of a "proper form" freak
2x10 military press @ 10 kgs
2x10 rotator cuffs @ 1 kgs
2x10 crunches on decline bench with 2.5 kgs plate (that will hurt tomorrow!
Stretch (and stretching inbetween sets too!).
Felt really good this evening
I'm still finding my feet when it comes to exercising and doing programmes and all that again, it's been a while .... But I think I'm happy with what I'm attemtpting at the moment: 2 runs a week and 1 upper and 1 lower body workout a week.
Although if anyone has any suggestions then that would be much appreciated!