Friday, September 25, 2009

It's Fitness Catch Up time again!!

Good week this week! I just kept making myself do my workouts. In the morning I would wake up and be like "I'm not going to do it today". But after an hour or two I would just go do it! So here's my week:

50 pullups (I did assisted pullups and chins)
400 m. elliptical
45lb thrusters
800 m. elliptical
45lb thrusters
400 m. elliptical
50 pullups (assisted, some chins, and ended with bent over bb rows 45#)
Time ~ 27:14

"10 for 10" (my own little made up thing) 5 rounds of 10 exercises, 10 reps each, mostly bw.
Walking Lunges
Bi Curls @ 22#
Glute Ham Situps
Tri Exts @ 22#
Flyes 10's
Step Ups
Hammer Curls 10's
Back Exts
Tri Kickbacks 10's
Time ~ 28:42
Plus rbike for 5 miles

"Diane" Reps 21-15-9
135# Deadlifts
Pike Pushups
Time: 8:13
Plus rbike 5 miles

Wed: off. just walked the dog

"Pizza Pie" (400 m. ellip, choose your own two toppings with reps at 21-18-15-12-9-6-3, 400 m. ellip)
400 m. ellip
BP @ 65#
Plate Swings w/10's
400 m. ellip
Time ~ 22:46
Plus rbike 5 miles

"Act your Age" (another thing I made up this morning) Age = reps & time (37 for me). Put together a program and try to complete it within the time given.
Squats @ 95#
BB Bi Curls @ 22#
RDL's @ 95#
Tri Exts @ 22#
Leg Exts @ 90#
Lat Raises w/ 5's (wimp!)
Side Bends w/ 10's
Leg Curls @ 30#
Calf Raises
Ab Adductor V's
Walking Lunges - total steps
Ellip .3 mi ~~~I finished the whole weight workout and then did .3 miles on the ellipt before time was up. Yay!

See ya next week!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Another Week - Staying consistent!

Alright! It's another week down. The workouts are becoming a good habit again and I'm enjoying them. I really just love the attitude that I don't HAVE to do it. For a while there that's what it felt like and I got burned out. Now I CAN do them if I'd like. And I can choose not to as well. It's a much better style for me. But I do want to stay consistent as well, so that's a bit of a struggle between being consistent and being obsessed. So I fit it into my schedule when possible, but I don't work the rest of my life around fitness. It's just another slice that fits in with the other stuff. Hmm, where'd all this babbling come from? Let's get on to the week!

Monday 9/14: Back w/a litte shoulders & bi's - a bit lazy today. Am I always lazy on back day??
Lat Pulls 65x6, 75x4x2
Cable Rows 75x6x3
Cable Upright Rows 35x6x3
Bi Curls 10's x 10 x 2 (really need some 15-30lb db's, these 10# plates are getting boring)
BB Bi Curls 45x8x3

Tues 9/15 Legs:
Squats 95x12 wu, 115x10, 125x8, 135x6
DL's 95x10x3 - lazy again!
RDL's 105x10x3
Exts 45x10, 90x10, 135x8, 160x4, 180x1 - that 180 is a personal best for me!
Leg Curls 45x6x3

Wed 9/16: Off. Except I rode the rbike 5 miles. I'm going for 100 miles in 10 weeks. That's only 10 a week which is easy enough. Oh, and we went and played basketball. And walked the dog. Day off?? LOL.

Thurs 9/17: Chest/Tri's - a bit of a benching day
Decline BP 45x10x3
BB Pullover & Press 12x10x3 - (no point in pressing 12 pounds. But the pullovers are kinda tough for me so next time I'll just do the pullover part and not the press. maybe add 5lbs)
Reverse Grip Bench Press 45x8x3 - (didn't like the grip at all)
Guillotine Press 45x8, 65x8x2
Tri Exts 12x10, 17x10, 22x10 (will start at 22 next time)
Tri Pushdowns 15x8, 35x8 (too hard for me), 25x8
And 5 miles on the rbike.

Friday 9/18: Legs - mainly squats today
Squats - normal stance
95x10, 115x8, 135x6, 150x4

Squats - Feet Together
95x10, 115x8, 135x6, 150x4

Squats - Sumo/Plie
95x10, 115x8, 135x6

45x10 ea leg wu, 65x5 ea leg, 85x5 ea leg

Overhead Squats


Farmer's Walk - just something to finish out the workout that I've been wanting to try, but keep forgetting :)
45's x 60 feet, 45's x 120 feet

There's my week! Not sure what we'll do this weekend. We haven't had an adventure in a while...

Friday, September 11, 2009

Weekly Update 9/7 thru 9/11

I'm still going!! Last Friday I just didn't get to my workout. Oh well. I got in my 4/4 that I planned this week. Plus one of the fitness sites I go to has a 12 week challenge going on and this week was 20 minutes of cardio each day. I don't usually do cardio, just haven't felt up to it quite yet. But I've followed through this week.

Monday: Chest/Tri's/Bi's
45x8 wu
65x8x3 with knee ups 8x3

Bench Dips

10's x 10 x 3 with bicycles 16x3

Bi Curls
10's x 10 x 3 with crunches 8x3

Tri Kickbacks
10's x 10 x 3 with knee ups 8x3

Plank Tri Kicksbacks
1 set of 5 each side with 10# - testing this new move out

BB Bicep Curls
32 x 8 x 3 with supermans

SkullCrushers (and yes I hit my skull a few times LOL)
22x8x2 with bicycles 16x3

Cardio - pool volleyball and swimming.

Tuesday: Legs, paired circuits
Squats 95x10
& Leg Curls 20x15x3

Deadlifts 95x10x3
& Step Ups 45x10x3

Extensions 65x10x3
& Calf Raises 95x10x3

Cardio: Bellydance 30 minutes, ballet barre moves 20 minutes

Wednesday: Off. Cardio - racquetball, basketball, swimming 75 minutes.
Wednesday we did a little theme of 9's since it was 09/09/09. We did:
Racquetball to 9 points.
Basketball to 9 points
Swam 9 laps in the pool
9 holes of golf on wii sports
Did 9 races on Mario Kart
Read Psalm 9
Walked .9 miles
Played 9 innings of Mario Sluggers (wii)

Thursday: Back
Lat Pulls 55x6x4
Cable Rows 55x6x4
Upright Rows (cable) 25x6x4
Was busy doing other stuff so didn't finish (made bread, made jelly, strawberry pie, peanut butter)

Friday: Legs, back to heavy lifting again for the next few weeks
95x8 warmup

Romanian Deadlifts

95x8x3 - i really pre-exhausted on those deadlifts. I went down for the first squat and my legs were already so shaky I didn't think I'd be coming back up LOL.

50x10 warmup

Cardio: Barbell Complexes (these are for cardio, not resistance training). Grab a barbell that you can handle for your weakest move in the circuit (for me that is the shoulder press). I just use the bar which is 45 lbs. Go straight down the circuit transitioning from one move into the next without putting down the barbell, and do it 6 times. That is 1 round. You can rest about 30 to 60 seconds after each round. I did 20 minutes worth which ended up being 8 rounds (or 48 reps).
Deadlift to
Shoulder Press to
Squat to
Calf Raise to
Good Morning to
Shoulder Press to
Bent Over Barbell Row

That is it for the week! Except for cardio on Saturday and Sunday which I'm not sure what it will be yet.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

8/31 through 9/3

If you haven't seen my garden blog for today, well this week has been crazy due to my son being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (insulin dependent). So we're all trying to get used to this new routine in our lives. I've kept up with my workouts, so here they are for the week so far.

Monday - Crossfit "Linda" (aka three bars of death), For time.
Sets go 10/9/8/7/6/5/4/3/2/1 - little to no rest between each move.
Deadlifts @ 135#
Bench Press @ 65#
Clean High Pulls @ 40#
Time - 18:33

Tuesday - Crossfit "Kelly", For time .
5 Rounds of:
Run 400m (i was on my elliptical)
30 Box Jumps
30 Wall Ball
Time - 31:55

Wed - Off. Played Wii Outdoor Adventure and did 15 min pilates

Thurs - Crossfit "Murph" For time.
Run 1 Mile (elliptical)
100 pullups (i did supine, knees bent)
200 pushups
300 squats
Run 1 Mile (elliptical again)
Time - 1:04:55.

Tomorrow is supposed to be Fight Gone Bad. I'll have to see how I feel because my shoulder and neck feel funky today. I think it was the pullups. So I may have to do a different workout since FGB includes Mil BB Press and Row which are not going to go well with my problem right now. We'll see!