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  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Member Posts: 1,888 Member Member Posts: 1,888 Member
    today 11/18: 40 min spin bike, 100 pushups (40, 20, 20, 20)
  • drmwcdrmwc Member, Premium Posts: 383 Member Member, Premium Posts: 383 Member
    100 minutes bouldering. Another great session.

    I really should try harder climbs more frequently. This gym has v1/v3, where I get 90% of them. The next grade is V3/v4 , where I get 50%. I've never tried the grade up from this.
  • sarko15sarko15 Member Posts: 330 Member Member Posts: 330 Member
    Warm up:
    5 min elliptical
    2x8 inchworms

    StrongLifts workout A (modified for equipment availability):
    5x5 squats (100 lbs)
    5x5 barbell row (65 lbs)
    5x5 chest press machine (60 lbs) (since all benches were taken)

    Cool down/cardio:
    10 min elliptical

    I can only get to the gym at peak times (5pm) so it's rare for me to get all the equipment I need. I'm considering joining a fancy barbell gym but their membership is twice what I pay now. For now I'll substitute where I can, but maybe down the line I'll make the splurge.
    edited November 2019
  • surfbug808surfbug808 Member Posts: 251 Member Member Posts: 251 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Monday, another 3 x 10' rowing machine, with 2' CD or row-out/drink/row-in. 1 x 10' before breakfast, 2 x 10' late afternoon, around the same stats as other recent workouts.

    My 64th birthday was yesterday, so the Sunday workout was High Intensity Interval Celebrating: Chocolate tasting, Indian restaurant buffet, brewpub. Back on the normal track today. ;)

    Happy Birthday! Love the "High Intensity Interval Celebrating!" Good workout too ;)
  • surfbug808surfbug808 Member Posts: 251 Member Member Posts: 251 Member
    60 min stretch/warm-ups
    75 min strength training, biceps, triceps, upper back, KB get-ups (improving with more weights)! Some PT.

  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Member Posts: 1,448 Member Member Posts: 1,448 Member
    Happy late B-Day Ann! Indian Buffet and Brewpub sound wonderful! One good thing about intervals!
  • CentaurusSoterCentaurusSoter Member, Premium Posts: 428 Member Member, Premium Posts: 428 Member
    Day 0019:

    Stretching - *Keep Same*
    09:38 Minutes

    Elliptical - *Keep changing it up*
    02:25 Minutes - 0.25 Miles

    Chest Press Machine - *Maintain, full rep sets*
    03 x 15 Reps - 135lbs - Fast/Full Sets, Final 5 reps slowed as exhaustion hit.

    Hanging Leg Raise - *Keep Same*
    03 x 15 Reps - Bodyweight - Felt good. Worked on breathing and pacing. Fatigued by final 5 reps of final set.

    Tricep Press - *Keep Same*
    03 x 15 Reps - 120lbs - Felt tired during last set at Reps 10 through 15.

    Bicep Curl - Fixed Bar Weight - *Maintain Weight and Sets*
    03 x 15 Reps - 45lbs - Exhausted. Barweight Curls really made me feel the workout. So much better than that awkward machine.

    Row Machine - *Maintain 105lbs and Sets.*
    01 x 15 Reps - 115lbs
    01 x 15 Reps - 110lbs - Had to Dropset. Meant to start at 105lbs anyway. My own fault
    01 x 15 Reps - 105lbs - So exhausted by this point. Trying to keep form and full sets was tough. Regardless, 105-115lbs from 55lbs on last Tuesday is gains. Should have been 03 x 15 @ 105lbs anyway.

    Wide Grip Shoulder Press Leverage Machine - *Maintain Weight and Set for 01 Week*
    03 x 15 Reps - 55lbs - Fast and steady sets. Felt good by final rep set where fatigue set in nicely.

    Tricep Press - *Increase to 120-125lbs and Maintain Reps*
    03 x 15 Reps - 115lbs - Felt easy. Too easy. Steady and solid sets and could have done a lot more at the end. Need to increase weight.

    Abdominal Machine *Keep Same*
    01 x 20 Reps - 70lbs - Messed up and selected higher weight. Then accidentally did 5 reps more. Started feeling that pre-cramp twinge in core. Dropped weight and made sure to hit reps for final 2 sets.
    02 x 15 Reps - 60lbs - Good and steady sets at proper weight.

    Cable Row - *Increase Weight and Maintain Rep Sets*
    03 x 15 Reps - 104lbs - Felt great, strong, power hungry and able to do more with this machine. I really enjoy the movement and muscle targets the Cable Row gives me. Did fast sets with nary a pause between them. Felt great. This applies again. Need to increase the weight already.

    Closed Grip Shoulder Press - *Maintain Weight and Reps for 01 Week*
    03 x 15 Reps - 65lbs - Felt good. Final reps of final set had me slowing down and pushing to hit my last 5 reps.

    Lat Pull Down - *Maintain Weight for 01 Week*
    03 x 15 Reps - 115lbs - Felt easy enough this time around. Crazy how much a few days rest can help the next workout when building muscle. Had to dig deep to finish last rep set.

    Assisted Pull Ups - *Continue to try and improve. Return to 220lb Assist. Place earlier in workout*
    01 x 10 Reps - 200lbs - Did a full 10 rep set with this. Had to stop at 5 reps and try 1 at a time to finish. Had plenty of half-made attempts, but I never count those. 200lbs assist was so hard to do. Might return to 220lbs for the interim. Problem with this at the end is having no energy left really. Need to put earlier into the cycle.

    Tricep Rope Press - *Maintain and Improve*
    03 x 15 Reps - 44lbs - This sucked. Tail end of the workout. Just exhausted physically and mentally. But I muddle through. Same days later. Just the worst at the tail end. A lot easier today than it was 2 weeks ago, so can't complain. Really didn't have to dig deep until the final rep set.

    Add-On - Incline Bench Press - *Add to Main Workout*
    01 x 05 Reps - 135lbs - Had some energy left, figured to try free bar weight presses again. Felt good. Felt tired, but good.

    Start of week three. Feeling really good. Tired, but stronger than I was at the start of the month. Had to take an extra rest day yesterday as I stepped wrong over the weekend and my knee was like "how about we just stop working right today?". Feeling good again and at full strength.

    Leg Day tomorrow. Good luck to everyone else!
  • cosmiqrecoverycosmiqrecovery Member Posts: 155 Member Member Posts: 155 Member
    4x superset: 1min jumprope + 10 goblet squats (20lb)
    4x superset: 10x105lb machine leg press + 15 vertical knee raise
    5x5x75lb back squat
    3x6x40lb split squat
    3x10x40lb barbell hip thrust
    4x10x40 machine hip adductor/abductor (i know they have zero functionality but i'm going for them glute gains)

    almost all my workouts are squeezed into my lunch breaks these days so there's no time to piddle around with long cardio warm-ups or ab circuits like i used to. gonna get some yoga in tonight as well.
    edited November 2019
  • firef1y72firef1y72 Member Posts: 1,578 Member Member Posts: 1,578 Member
    Tuesday madness.

    30min session with trainer - today we used the mini trampoline. My legs were well and truly destroyed by the end. Bouncing on the trampoline, then squat jumps then shuttle run. Absolutely brutal.

    Benching - still doing my main sets at lower weight, higher rep, slow paused reps. [email protected], then did 5 reps each of 27.5/30/32.5/35/37.5/40/42.5/45kg. Finished with incline dumbbell bench, flies and decline dumbbell bench.

    20 min yoga for runners, more of a stretch than anything else.

    45min zumba class.

    15min benchmark run, as part of my half marathon training.

    Beachbody on demand insanity max circuit, omg so hard, squat push ups, single leg shoulder push ups....

    50min boxercise class, the instructor had got stuck in traffic and hadnt done insanity so had far too much energy.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member Posts: 14,951 Member Member Posts: 14,951 Member
    Spin class and the slowly-progressing light strength sets, as per routine.
  • surfbug808surfbug808 Member Posts: 251 Member Member Posts: 251 Member
    45 min stretch/warm-up
    60 min strength training
    30 min stretch/cool-down

    hot tub, cold plunge and sauna!
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Member Posts: 1,888 Member Member Posts: 1,888 Member
    Tues, 11/20: Full body weight training (minimal rest between sets), 30 min spin bike
    edited November 2019
  • J72FITJ72FIT Member Posts: 5,470 Member Member Posts: 5,470 Member

    20 minutes of jump rope.
    1 minute with a 1/2lbs rope, rest 15 seconds, 2 minutes with a 1/4lbs rope, rest 15 seconds and repeat 6 times...
    edited November 2019
  • aokoyeaokoye Member Posts: 3,497 Member Member Posts: 3,497 Member
    Weight lifting class: goblet squats (lord knows how many), OHP, and a bunch of power cleans. I wanted to move up to 115lbs on the power cleans, but ended up doing a bunch at 95 to work on technique and a handful at 115, which was a very good plan.

    I saw my physical therapist yesterday for the first time for my current bout of knee issues and she is saying no to back squats for the time being and yes to goblet squats and squats with a hex bar.
    edited November 2019
  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Member Posts: 1,448 Member Member Posts: 1,448 Member
    We are having quite the Fall weather for Tucson -- 3 days of rain, unheard of for Fall! So with my rower being in the shed outside, I decided to just do an hour on the AirDyne Pro (Assault Bike). It was a SS session, so I didn't push hard the whole time -- held a 178 Watt average for the hour very comfortably.

    An hour on an Assault Bike is tedious for sure!
  • bourbon_n_barbellsbourbon_n_barbells Member Posts: 406 Member Member Posts: 406 Member
    I swam this morning. I'm teaching a Bootcamp class tonight.
  • firef1y72firef1y72 Member Posts: 1,578 Member Member Posts: 1,578 Member

    Pull up work as given to me by my PT. So activation using bands, band assisted pull ups, trx pull ups and then lat pull down to finish off. Have to say that could really feel the difference doing the activation first. And I am currently suffering with Doms in my back (think from Monday), didnt even know you could get DOMS in your back

    7km comfortable paced run, in the dark. Getting a lot more comfortable with running in the dark, still not fully confident but getting there.

    PiYo - still love this class and find it so helpful

    Zumba - my fun class
  • CentaurusSoterCentaurusSoter Member, Premium Posts: 428 Member Member, Premium Posts: 428 Member
    Passed out after the Gym. Typing up notes from this morning now.

    Day 0020:

    10:38 - Added in more stretches.

    Cardio Warmup:
    03:30 - 0.4 Miles - Right Calf started threatening to cramp. Figure potassium must be very low today. Had to stop before getting my mile done. Which really stunk, since I was going at a good clip and feeling great.

    Perfect Squat Machine - *Maintain*
    03 x 15 Reps - 02(45) + 02(10)
    Knee needed a break. Felt good with lighter weight.

    Hanging Leg Raise - *Maintain*
    03 x 15 Reps - Tired. Felt like this set really worked me today. Will continue to maintain and knock these out.

    Leg Press - *Maintain*
    03 x 15 Reps - 04(45) + 02(10) + M
    Sore Abs, sore hip. Weight felt good. Fast and steady sets.

    Glute Press - *Maintain*
    03 x 15 Reps - 160lbs Both Sides
    160lbs finally felt like I was really working to do 3 sets of these. Will continue to do 160lb sets on both sides.

    Leg Curl - *Maintain*
    03 x 15 Reps - 110lbs
    Could do more weight but I feel like I would be putting myself into the realm of hamstring injury if I do. Prudent to maintain.

    Abdominal Machine - *Maintain*
    03 x 15 Reps - 60lbs
    I do my Ab Work with every workout as my core is my long term concern. 60lbs had the warble of possibly cramping if I overdid it. 60lbs and 03x15 reps seems to be managable.

    Standing Calf Lift - *Maintain*
    03 x 15 Reps - 02(45) + 02(25)
    Felt tight in calves. Had that cramp flag during cardio warmup. Stretched overall really well. Kept on stretching throughout my entire workout.

    Vertical Leg Raise - *Maintain*
    01 x 10 Reps - Did full set, but felt like I didn't have a good control on my core while doing the lifts. Practice, practice, practice, and some time.

    Leg Extensions - *Reduce to 140lbs and Maintain 02 Weeks*
    03 x 15 Reps - 150lbs
    Dunno about this. 150lbs feels like it might be a bit much on the knees with the way this exercise is designed. Can handle more weight, but seems prudent not to push it.

    Deadlifts - *Replace or Maintain*
    03 x 15 Reps - 02(45)
    This just feels off. Might replace this for a bit and focus on my Squats and Leg Press with Core Work. Feels like if I don't get these right, and even if I do, I'm risking a back injury. Might just reduce to a single set.

    Ab/Aduction - Removed Exercise as it was.. off. Tried a new varient of this using a bench and the floor while lifting myself with 1 leg. Felt like it was temping injury.

    02:00 - No idea. Had to stop as my right calf really tried to start cramping once I went over 4.5mph. Could not stretch my way out of that cramp.

    Felt tired, good, and need to work on my exercise order again. Just not as optimal as my Arms Day workout is. Cramping risks kept me alert. Really going to focus on resting, rehydrating, and getting my potassium and protein on this rest day. I do feel good that I hit my exercise reps without having to fully stop and do 1 rep at a time set workouts.

    I am debating switching to a higher-rep Squat, Press, and Crunch set. Maybe something like:

    01 x 20 Reps
    Leg Press
    01 x 20 Reps
    Glute Press
    01 x 20 Reps
    Abdominal Machine
    01 x 20

    *Increase Weight*
    01 x 20 Reps
    Leg Press
    01 x 20 Reps
    Glute Press
    01 x 20 Reps
    Hanging Leg Raise

    *Increase Weight*
    01 x 20 Reps
    Leg Press
    01 x 20 Reps
    Glute Press
    01 x 20 Reps
    Abdominal Machine
    01 x 20

    Just an idea.

    Good luck to everyone else!
  • AliNouveauAliNouveau Member Posts: 34,830 Member Member Posts: 34,830 Member
    Wanted to go for a walk but the physio spot after me cancelled so I got extra time

    So rehab exercises and I'm pleased to have made progress. Goal achieve with one range and almost achieved with the other!!! I didn't think this possible last week
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