I've finally recovered from the biology Chicago trip. That BodyWorks 2 was pretty awesome. I liked looking at the different body parts in their normal state and then in their diseased state. The plastinatized whole body specimens that were artisitically dissected were a little too unreal in all the preparation and dessication that the whole body went through. Also the little typed up notes on the body parts was so Roman font on see thru paper that it was like a dry biology book. Needed a little pizaaz in my opinion, to keep me interested in the two hours we had to look at everything.
Slept all day Sunday to recover.
Monday I was feeling a little better, but thought another day was in store before getting back into the routine. I still went to an Anusara 2 yoga class though. Alot of revolved poses, so I know that my obliques will be screaming tomorrow at me.
Tuesday woke up with sniffles and sore obliques. Thought about switching my routine up. I will lift heavy in the morning, and do cardio in the afternoon.
Back and Tricep day: Went around 10 AM. Fitness girls were working out with the trainer. Makes me want to lose some weight in a hurry. But then I see them only lifting the 20 lbs barbell, and I am not too jealous anymore
, cause I know that when I do get down to that weight and even under more, I will be lucky to even lift the 20 lbs weights! I will be making friends with the pink weights in the aerobics room hopefully soon
Hammer Strength Back Row: 90/25warmups, 140/15, 180/15, 230/8
Cable Lat Pulldown: 120/15, 130/8 (not as much as last time of 12).
Cybex Back Row: 137.5/15, 150/12, 163.5/10 (focused more on form this time and holding the peak contraction for a sec. still not as much weight as last time, which was 175/for8).
Cybex assisted Pull-Up w/straps: 13/15, 12/10, 11/8
HyperExtensions: 35/25 X 4
Shrug Machine: 250/25 X 4
Rope Tricep Pushdown: 5/15, 6/8
V-Bar Cable Tricep Overhead Extension: 5/15, 6.8 (left shoulder still getting tweaked when I let the bar go far back down behind my head and try to lift it back up).
Bench Dips: Bodyweight/25 X 4
Done for the day at the gym with the weights. Cardio was keeping up with the kids at the High School track for 25 minutes (20 times around the track). It is funny when the football team comes in and runs around for two times as a warm up for their off season practice. We all run really fast to stay ahead of the pack! One time I didn't and was shoved into the wall on the curve
. Who said running on the track inside was boring? And don't even get me started on the volleyball girls who come in for their warm up!