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Wednesday, July 23: Strength Training/Biking

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I clocked over 7 miles worth of biking throughout the day today. I saw my trainer for my weekly strength training session w/ him. I foam rolled and did some stretches followed by the following workout:

Romanian Deadlifts: 1 set, 6 reps, 65 lbs; 3 sets, 8 reps, 75 lbs
Band assisted push ups w/ red cross fit band: 4 sets 3 reps
Kettle bell deadlifts: 1 set 6 reps 35 lbs; 3 sets 6 reps 45 lbs
One arm dumbbell rows: 3 sets, 6 reps per side, 27 lbs
1/2 kneeling press w/ kettle bell: 2 sets, 5 reps, 15 lbs

  
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68ANNE 7/24/2014 6:49PM

    I still have to do laundry, get grandson and workout!
Enjoy!

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ARUNNINGKAT 7/24/2014 12:37PM

    You have gotton lots of good exercise minutes in! emoticon

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EDLEAR 7/24/2014 6:35AM

    7 miles is a great total for city biking! emoticon
Good strength workout also - I especially enjoy a workout that involves variations of basic moves, like your two deadlifts. emoticon

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Tuesday, July 22 More work

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I'm on deadline at work so I ended up working late and did not exercise. Not feeling so great about that, but I know that Wednesday will be good as I have my strength training session w/ my trainer Sean. He'll kick my booty, which is good. I also have exercise classes I'll be doing Thursday and Friday and I know I'll be getting some walking in or I can go to my mom's gym when I am up in Maine visiting my parents this weekend. Unfortunately I found out I can't bring my bike on the train to Maine. Booooooooo!!!! emoticon

  
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68ANNE 7/23/2014 7:00PM

    Doesn't parts of Maine had rental bikes

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JTREMBATH 7/23/2014 2:48PM

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Sat, Sun, Mon (July 19-21) Work work work work work

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

No exercise Sat, Sun and Mon as I was gigging each day. Had a late gig Friday night, slept late and went to a friend's BBQ in the afternoon on Saturday, then had a show Saturday night until late, got a few hrs sleep and then was gigging all afternoon on Sunday. I got home Sunday night and collapsed. I had Monday off so I used it to catch up on sleep. Back to my day job on Tuesday and will be back to rockin' and rollin' w/ exercise. emoticon

  
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EDLEAR 7/23/2014 6:31AM

    I think that gigging must count as exercise.
It's great to see you so busy with that - emoticon Now you really need to get some sleep

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LOIDAEG 7/22/2014 6:45PM

    busy busy bee you have been! :) You've been keeping yourself busy which is great!!! Have a great rest of your week!! emoticon

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68ANNE 7/22/2014 5:03PM

    Those gigs take a lot of energy and use up more calories than you know

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ARUNNINGKAT 7/22/2014 12:02PM

    You have been a busy girl!

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BMCC488 7/22/2014 11:40AM

    Wow what a busy weekend! It's good to get sleep after having a busy schedule.

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BRAINBENTT 7/22/2014 11:35AM

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Friday, July 18: IndoRow

Friday, July 18, 2014

Just did the 45 min. lunchtime IndoRow class. That was NOT easy. Boy! I came in 2nd to last in the race at the end, but I did the best I could. I was going as hard as I could. I am spent! emoticon

  
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EDLEAR 7/21/2014 4:01AM

    Another IndoRow! Speaking from experience I can say forty-five minutes rowing is one serious way to exhaust yourself! Great workout! emoticon

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68ANNE 7/20/2014 11:25AM

    And you did better than you would have done a month ago, yes? I am sore today, ha heehee. That hasn't happened in a while, lol

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NHES220 7/18/2014 2:02PM

    Sounds like a great workout!

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Weds/Thurs (July 16-17) Spinning Class--What is Tabata

Friday, July 18, 2014

Hello all. So Wednesday I had a rest day. Thursday, I took the lunchtime 45 min spin class. My favorite teacher, Lynne, was teaching. It was a great workout! There were 3 parts to the ride and we repeated each part 3x. It included a seated hill climb, a standing hill climb and then Tabata intervals. I felt really good and strong during the ride and was happy w/ how I did. I took a picture of the console so that I could track each time I do spin class and my improvements over time. I love stuff like that...looking at hard data and seeing improvement. I clocked 12.18 miles during the 45 min class.

After class, I talked to Lynne re: Tabata intervals and how I could apply those to my exercise program. She had recommended doing 2, 15 min Tabata interval sessions per week and then on the other two days I could do spin class, Indo Row, whatever. This would be for my cardio work of course. I think I'm going to try this because I actually enjoyed doing the Tabata intervals in class even though they were super hard. I know it will help build up my endurance and cardio function better than just going at a steady pace all the time.

In fact, here is an article link on what Tabata is, in case you are interested. http://www.active.com/fitness/articles/wha
t-is-tabata-training

  
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BMCC488 7/18/2014 2:08PM

    That's great you found something that you like and will help with your endurance... and that you can apply it more often. I'll have to check out that link and see what it is exactly because it certainly sounds interesting :)

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ARUNNINGKAT 7/18/2014 11:47AM

    It sounds like you are doing super well! emoticon

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LOSE4LIFE47 7/18/2014 10:36AM

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