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Workout Report 12/28/2010

Been a while since I've done one of these! But it's all part of the whole "get back into the swing of regular exercise" bit.

Lower Back: 2 sets 10 reps @ 40 lbs. (moderate)
Arm Extension: 2 sets 10 reps @ 60 lbs. (moderate; up 10 lbs from last time)
Upper Back: 2 sets 10 reps @ 40 lbs. (easy/moderate)
Vertical Traction (tricep): 2 sets 10 reps @ 90 lbs. (moderate)
Shoulder Press: 2 sets 10 reps @ 20 lbs. (moderate/tough; easier than last time)
Leg Press: 2 sets 10 reps @ 120 lbs (moderate/tough; harder than last time because it was deeper press)
Squat Lift: 2 sets 10 reps @ 40 lbs (moderate/tough; harder than last time because it followed leg press)
Cable Cross (hips): 2 sets 10 reps @ 30 lbs each side (moderate)
Bicep Curl: 2 sets 10 reps @ 50 lbs (moderate/tough; I can barely fit in this machine and will switch to a different one next week)

I need to remember to weigh myself after the workout; I also picked out a machine to add a chest press to the routine, but didn't actually do any sets on it, just tried enough to be sure I could get into it. (My arms were pretty wobbly by the end!)

Sport and Health was also giving out samples from their food plan; it was good stuff! laurie_robey and I are probably going to start using it for a few lunches and dinners at least every week — our lunches are currently particularly bad due to the limited nature of our easy choices. It's not like Nutri-System or something like that: the food plan isn't "diet food" in any way, but it comes in balanced, pre-planned portions for either a 1200- or 1600-calorie diet, so you know what you're getting up front and all you have to do is warm it up. That will make portion control easy.

When I went through my "smart start" with the trainer, his opinion was that my daily caloric intake was probably too low (and of course, too carb/sugar-heavy), leaving me with a slow metabolism. So hopefully having a pre-made food plan ready to go will rev up the engine a bit and make fat burning happen.

Also, while I'm at it: for Christmas, I got laurie_robey an X-Box 360 Kinect plus the system's equivalent to DDR. We played with it quite a bit over the weekend and it's a lot of fun, although I wish the music choices were more appealing. Benny Benassi's "Satisfaction" is the best thing on there, with various Lady Gaga chart-toppers being next in line ... most of the rest is just crap. There are unlockable songs and you can download paid add-on songs as well, however, so maybe we'll find some better stuff. The only real problem is that to play with it requires moving all the furniture, which is kind of a pain in the hinder.

That's all for now! Catcha later. :)

-The Gneech


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Dec. 29th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
Not bad...

Just got back from my gym:

Abdominal crunches -- 30 at 80 lbs (usually I use an inclined board and do 50 to 60 sit-up's)

Back crunches - 30 at 90 lbs (yeah... I went overboard tonight.. ouch)

Curls -- 15 reps at 25 lbs.

Chest press -- 20 reps at 70 lbs, or if it's laying flat with barbells it's 20 reps at 90 pounds (somehow I get more leverage in a prone position).

Elliptical Trainer -- Cross country setting from 30 to 60 minutes (today, 30 min).

Resting pulse -- 58 bpm.

Weight -- 175 lbs (I should work harder to drop at least 7 more pounds).

Dang... the things we do to stay healthy. BTW... try Oolong tea: Reportedly it can help cut weight by helping to raise the metabolism ... Healthier anyway.
Dec. 29th, 2010 05:47 am (UTC)
Exactly how much room does the Kinect need?

I've been thinking of picking one up since I got my 360, but I'm not sure if my bedroom - or the apartment I'm likely to be moving to soonish - will have enough free space for me to cavort about like a spaz.

Meh. *shrug*
Dec. 29th, 2010 01:22 pm (UTC)
For one person, it needs an open space of about 5' x 5'. For two, it needs closer to 10' x 10' -- we had to shove all of the furniture in the den against the wall to use it together.

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