Fri, Aug-24-12, 19:27
Location: Oregon, Los Angeles
The Athletic Adventures of Miss Pi
I'm starting a gym log to keep track of my exercise. I NEED to get more exercise.
Today's virtuous activity:
Upper Body Workout at the gym
10 minutes brisk walk on the treadmill for warm up
Weight x Reps x Sets
30# x 10 x 3 Chest Press
40# x 12 x 3 Back Row*
20# x 10 x 3 Lat pulldown
*I don't know what this is really called. It's a machine where you sit on a bench with your feet at 90į to your torso and put your feet on these plates. Then you pull the cable close to your body and let it back slowly. I lean forward to give my back a good stretch and the bottom of the stroke.
With 5# dumbbell in each hand, and bench:
5 x 10 x 3 Butterfly Press (lying down)
5 x 10 x 3 Shoulder Press (seated upright)
5 x 10 x 3 Bicep Curls (Palm up, Hammer, Palm Down) (standing)
5 x 12 x 3 Tricep throwback (hand and knee of one leg on bench)
I know these weights are low, but it's the most I can handle and still get in the reps and sets with good form.
A little more cardio:
10 minutes dancing with my iPod (salsa)
10 minutes stretching, some yoga
Sit ups: 20 x 2
With exception to the mild headache I walked in with, which I still had when I left, I felt very good after this workout.
I need to get a better way to carry my iPhone. Today, since my pants had no pockets, I tucked it into my waistband. Most unattractive.
Last edited by ImOnMyWay : Fri, Aug-24-12 at 19:32.