I woke up this morning and had a quick Luna Bar before biking to the gym. It was just getting light out.
I thought them temp was supposed to be in the 30s, so I layered up and biked. Turns out it was 29 😯
Quiet gym today. I think it will get less and less crowded as the year finishes out.
|Stiff-legged deadlifts||3 sets of 10 at 80#||Lower body|
|Seated Lat Row||Reverse pyramid of 1 set of 4 at 85#
1 set of 6 at 70#
1 set of 8 at 55#
1 set of 12 at 40#
|Pliet Squat||3 sets of 10 with 40# DB||Lower body|
|Front Raise||3 sets of 12 with 8# DBs (16# total)||Shoulders|
|Horizontal Wood Chop||3 sets of 10 (each side) at 30#||Core|
|Good Mornings||3 sets of 10 at 45#||Low back and hammies|
|Biceps curls||3 sets of 10 with 30# EZ curl bar||Biceps|
|Bench Dips||3 sets of 10||Triceps|
|Seated Calf Raise||3 sets of 10 at 110#||Calves|
John texted me that he got a late start, so I filmed a video today. I keep trying to get the good morning, but it is really hard to find a place to put the camera and get everything. Once John got to the gym, we headed out to Cool Beans. Chilly ride, I have to say!
My wheat bagel:
Good company while reading the paper:
The sun was shining, which was nice, but it was still a cold ride home. Probably not too many breakfast rides left for the year.
Lifting Move of the Week: The Front Raise. This is a shoulder move, and more specifically, an isolation move for the front (or anterior deltoid for those that want to know). It is important not to use a heavy weight for this one. Other than it being really hard – you certainly don’t want to hurt yourself. Raise the weights straight up in front of you to 90 degrees and lower down. Don’t push off or use your back to lift the weights. If you are doing that, the weights are too heavy. I am using 5# DBs in the video and usually use 8#, but not much more.
The face in the video is probably why not many people talk to me when I am lifting. I look pretty serious
Lunch time today included baked clam strips. They were toasty warm, which was nice after trying to warm up from that bike ride this morning!
Did you know that today is Love Your Body Day? I will shout out now that I love my thighs! They do everything I ask of them and more. They are strong and carry me through life.
John made up brownies last night from a mix. I was doing a no-added sugar day and boy was it tough not to eat one! But, I knew they would still be there for today.
I kind of was snacky today. I had some cereal:
I spied my pink picture of the day while John was doing laundry! This is his basket:
It looks more pink in person. Must have been the lighting.
Question: What part of your body are you loving today?