It’s that time of the week! Biked out to the gym after eating the other half of the balance bar I had yesterday. My plan was to run 1 mile on the treadmill, lift, then run 2 miles on the treadmill, but that didn’t quite happen.
I did 1 mile on the treadmill, which was fine. I got super sweaty, though. I hate lifting when I am really sweaty.
|Deadlift||3 sets of 8 at 75#||Lower body|
|Seated lat row||3 sets of 10 at 55#||Back|
|Pushups||3 sets of 10||Chest|
|Planks||3 sets of 75-second holds||Abs|
|Stationary Lunges||3 sets of 10 (each side) with 15# DBS (30# total)||Lower body|
|Prone Cuban Snatch||3 sets with 10 with 8# DBS (16# total)||Shoulders|
|Lower back extension||3 sets of 10 at 100#||Low back|
|Bench Dips||3 sets of 10||Triceps|
Phew. I was sweating profusely the whole time. While doing the plank, I watched sweat dripping off my nose onto the mass (ewwww). After that, I had no gumption to run, so I just biked home.
Lifting move of the week: The deadlift! I have shown the stiff-leg (Romanian) deadlift before, but this is the big girl one. If the squat is king, then the deadlift is queen. Note that I use the overhand grip with both hands. Some people do 1 underhand and 1 overhand, and I have tried that, but it isn’t comfortable for me. Although, it makes it easier when the bar is loaded heavier. I have done 95# and found the alternated grip easier on the hands.
I even fancied the video up a little bit. If I make you watch me right after I roll out of bed, may as well make it a little more enjoyable
I was hungry when I got home and made some banana custard cream of wheat with the maple syrup and toasted pecans on top. I really like this!
I got to work right away. Job #2 does not require me to have any set work time, but the new account I got moved to (orthopedics) has most of the work in the early part of the day. I really enjoy orthopedics. It’s very interesting. Job #1 I have a set start time for work (10 am) and have to work at least for the first hour before flexing time.
Lunch time and I wanted something fast. Omelet with a laughing cow wedge tucked in there. I should start new things so the blog doesn’t get boring 😀
Snack attack! I broke for a snack at around 2:45 with an iced latte and the last of the Lindt.
Something that I have noticed this week with concentrating on snacking while cooking meals is that I have not had a binge snack all month either. The last day where I ate too much food (other than big bike days) was on July 4th at the picnic. Usually I have 1 or 2 days in a week where I get super snacky and nibble at night or in the afternoon. I don’t know what is different right now, but I’ll take it. Funny because I am under a little more stress lately, which usually makes me want to plow into the food.
I was ultra productive today and finished up in time to do some cooking! Grilled up extra chicken for this week.
I love this Coleman grill!
Plus I was chasing another butterfly around. They are hard to get a picture of LOL!
Some of that chicken was destined for my dinner.
Oh yes indeedy!
I’ve got my snack planned out for later:
Wearing my duathlon t-shirt. My 2 favorite tees are my triathon shirt and the duathlon shirt!
Question: Do you deadlift?