Mon, Jun-28-04, 17:45
Butter Tastes Better
Plan: Atkins OWL / IF-23/1 /BFL
Location: SF Bay Area
Burnin the *butter* off these *buns*
Well I have been doing decently at my workout routine. I figure keeping a log might help me see how I progress. I dont know the names of the exercises really, so please bear with me if I sound silly describing it.
Today I had 45 minutes of upper body weights - at the gym
20 minutes of running
40 minutes of walking
I didnt have time to warm up today since I only had 45 minutes at the gym
I began with crunches. 10 sets of 10 different types.
Then I did 12 pushups
Then I lay down on a ball with 8lb dumbells in each hand and brought them down and up close together, then back down. Similar to a chest press but with dumbells. 2 sets of 12 then 1 set of flyes.
okay, I just realized I dont remember the order I did these in lol but here is what I did all with the 8lb dumbells
I did 2 sets of 12 bicep curls
3 sets of 12 tricep extensions with each arm and then both arms together
3 sets of 12 where I get down on one knee and keep my elbow close to my body and move the weight back and then back down
2 sets of 12 where I stand up and raise my arms all the way out at shoulder height and hold for a sec then bring them back down
12 reps of holding them straight out in front of me for a moment and then back down
12 reps with the 24 lb bar of holding it over my head, then bringing it down to my breasts, then down to my knees then to the floor, back up to my knees, breasts and over my head. (That was REALLY hard!!!)
10 dips on the bench thingy
Since I was running out of time I moved on to the machines.
3 sets of 12 with the tricep extensions on 40 lbs
I did some ab machine, but it didnt seem to work my abs, I felt it more on my legs. I was doing 120 lbs and still felt nothing. You sit on it and put your feet up on this platform and then go back and then up, but I didnt feel it went back far enough, and I think I was just using more of my leg muscles to push instead of my arms, so I didnt continue with that one.
I did 2 sets of 12 at 25 lbs on 2 of the rowing machins
1 set at 15 lbs on another rowing machine (my arms were REALLY tired at that point)
1 set at 10 lbs on a shoulder machine
Finally I ended with 2 sets at 30 lbs on the butterfly (pectoral) machine. At which point time was up and I felt like my arms were going to fall off.
I will be so sore tomorrow.
I think thats everything I did. I think its an okay start considering my upper body is super duper weak. Hopefully by the end of the summer I will see some improvement.