Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Monday ~ Back in the Swing of Things

Ginger Hutchinson above.

After really close to a month off of scheduled exercise, I felt really good about yesterday's workouts - except the pool, which I realized I haven't been in since before our camping trip - gosh time is flying!!!!!!! I started a new DC blast which of course will be interrupted shortly, I'm sure, by my other Tracy. We haven't worked out together this Summer which isn't unusual but I'm hoping we can get together a bit in August because with Mai starting 3 day/wk pre-school, I'm not sure we're going to be able to meet up at the gym at a mutually acceptable hour this Fall. poop. Hopefully something will work out.

On to the workouts ~
A.M. (went a bit light and it was probably a good decision to remind my muscles what they are here for before actually killing them)
HS Incline Chest Press
LT: n/a TT: 80/16RP
Pec Dec 40/12ss

Incline Shoulder Press
LT: n/a TT: 60/21RP
Side Raises 15/15ss

Straight Bar Tri Pushdowns (outside station)
LT: n/a TT: 40/23RP
Rope Pulses (inside) 50/20ss

HS Pulldowns
LT: n/a TT: 90/22RP

Hs Low Rows
LT: n/a TT: 60/6, 90/9ss

Calves: 3 sets of 15 on seated leg press and 3 sets of 7 on my right leg only
Abs: 4 sets of 15 crunches

Incline Walking for 20 minutes - I wanted to do the ellipt downstairs but my fave eye candy trainer was working out upstairs, so...

Midday workout - brisk 2 mile dogwalk/sometime jog.

PM Workout ~ 30 minute swim


Anna with Revolution said...

Hey Jules,
Just a random thought--have you ever checked out crossfit?

Julie said...

Hi Anna -
I have - in fact, I was just asking Steve if he wanted to join the Crossfit gym here in Portland, but it is SO not convenient to where we are located - esp the time of day we would be going together. I think my on again off again w/o partner Tracy would totally love it, but again timing is the issue. I should just check out the WOD and do it on my own at my gym...
do you do crossfit workouts? Whatcha think?

Anna with Revolution said...

I am a straight up crossfitter!!

I do them wherever and whenever. i make them up and modify when I dont have the equipment or an injury.

Like here are my last few with my husband whose shoulder is broken (AK!-story for another day!!)'

sprint quarter mile
20 plyo box jumps (ledge, stairs or sturdy bench will do)
20 chin ups/pull ups
20 full sit ups

4 rounds. We tried to improve our time each time.

Then yesterday I did 1 minute drills of:
single arm dumbell snatch
hanging knee tucks
ham curls on ball

Their principles are intense (heavy or fast), short, multijoint (not a bicep curl in sight) and barf producing.

You will love it.