Off to the gym on my new bike this morning. It was a fast ride there. Definitely take some getting used to, I have to say. I locked it up at the gym and kept looking out the big windows to make sure it was still there LOL!
I am now working on some endurance, so I have lowered the weights and increased the reps a little bit.
|Barbell deadlift||3 sets of 10 with 65# bar||Lower body|
|Dumbbell Chest Press||3 set of 12 with at 20# DBs (40# total)||Chest|
|Cable Squat to Row||3 sets of 12 at 50#||Full body|
|Dumbbell pullover||3 sets of 12 with 20# DB||Back|
|Captain’s Chair||3 sets of 10||Abs|
|Seated calf raise||3 sets of 10 at 110#||Calves|
|Face Pull||3 sets of 12 wat 20#||Shoulders|
|Nosebreakers||3 sets of 12 with 25# bar||Triceps|
|Good Mornings||3 sets of 12 with 35# bar||Lower back and hammies|
Note to self – Don’t be surprised when you do more reps that the workout takes longer…..
I then biked home. It felt fast. I didn’t have the computer on my bike yet this morning, so I don’t know exactly what my speed was and didn’t think to time it (with pre-coffee and all, that isn’t surprising), but it seemed fast. LOL.
I was ready for some brekkie! I mashed up a banana and cooked it with whole grain cream of wheat and topped with PB and jam. Breakfast of champions!
I would have had egg whites in there, but forgot those at the store the other day. I swear my head is just not quite on right lately.
Lifting Move of The Week: The Face Pull. No, it isn’t plastic surgery! This is actually a shoulder move and a fun one to do. You need to either be at the cable machine or you could also to this at home with a resistance band.
When you pull, think of pinching your shoulder blades together. That keeps the focus on the shoulders and not the arms. I split my legs as you can see in the video to keep from leaning. I found that if I stood with my legs together, I was leaning back and using my arms more than my shoulders, but that is just me. Your mileage may vary.
Lunch time included a bit of everything:
I should quit showing my lunches as they are boring during this heavy duty work phase I am in. I just need quick!
The dork in me gets excited about stuff like that!
I won’t bore you with the latte and chocolate snack I had. Groundhog Day anyone?? (I’ve got you, babe)
John left this afternoon to go to another bike shop to look for himself. Fran had mentioned the lack of bikes now, but up here in the North Country, biking season doesn’t last all year. Most shops will also sell winter sports stuff, so they aren’t buying new bikes because the season is ending soon (for wimps ) and they need to gear up for ski season. However, that does mean some good deals!
Dinner time was a BBQ chicken salad and a POMtail.
Then I went back to work impatiently waiting for John to get home. He came home with a Specialized hybrid bike. I hope he isn’t too much faster than me! That meant we could go on a ride for this!
How long has it been since you have seen frozen yogurt on here?? Too long, I say. This was macaroon flavor with raspberry sauce. Yummers.
It was a good ride. Definitely faster than the old bikes, which I would hope to be the case! Broke in the bike with 16 miles today. Tomorrow we are biking to bagels, so another good ride. We will see how it feels!
Now I have to get back to work for another hour tonight.
Question: What are your quick go-to lunches?