Giant sets and fast talking

Happy International Women’s Day! I was trying to think of some kind of deep post to make, flame on about Rush Limbaugh, or think of something inspiring, but I didn’t. Instead, I just decided to celebrate my strength and go lift.

I had my pumpkin protein drink (half before and half after), which is my rut as of late.

Then more giant sets for the lower body.  60 second rest between giant sets, no rest between exercises.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Dumbbell Squats
Jump Squats
Leg Extensions
3 set of 15 with 15#
3 set of 15 at body weight
3 sets of 15 at 30#
Quads/full lower body
Good Mornings
Lying abductor raise
Kneeling Leg raises
3 sets of 15 with 25# bar
3 sets of 15 Body weight
3 sets of 15 with body weight
Toe Press (on lying leg press machine)
Seated Calf Raise
3 sets of 15 at 100# 

3 sets of 15 at 30#


Note the calves are just a superset. No point in 3 exercises for the calves. I was super sweaty doing this workout. Nothing gets the heart rate up like jump squats! Phew. I never see anyone do these.  Maybe some box jumps occasionally, but never jump squats.  I don’t know if I would keep doing these  regularly because of my back issues, though.

Breakfast after I got back home was protein waffles.  I got a little too much baking powder in them and they poofed way up!

Might have to do that every time!

Today was so much warmer – in the 50s, but it rained.  I had hoped to get outside and walk some in the afternoon, but it was not to be.  Stupid work.

I made up a 1-minute muffin for lunch today topped with peanut flour spread and some blueberry jam.  Ooops, blueberries twice!

I kind of had to make myself eat the carrots.  Do you ever think you want something and then realize you really don’t? That was what happened with the carrots.  But, I didn’t want to waste them and they are getting on in age and needed to be eaten.

Afternoon break time and I posed my latte by Pixie.

She was most displeased at this because I woke her up.  I did give her belly rubs to make peace, though.

I finished up work a bit early, which always puts me in a good mood. When we were cooking dinner, my mouth was running about 100 miles an hour.  I tend to fire off a lot of questions in a row when I do this without waiting for answers- all on different topics, of course.  Poor John looks shell shocked when I do this.   :mrgreen:

I asked him if it was I was overwhelming to him at times and he said “yes” very emphatically without hesitation!  You would think after 15 years of marriage that he would be used to that by now.

This was the result of cooking:  Turkey burger with laughing cow and a lot of green!

A little early for St. Patty’s Day.  Lots of protein in that turkey burger.  I ate 111 grams of protein today.  Go muscles!

I got in some good practice time after dinner.  I will have to do another video this December.  Maybe make it a tradition.  I started working in this last week.

A running joke around here is that I only play pieces in A minor.  It seems that a lot of them are – and not on purpose!

This is the snack for later tonight.

Totally stolen picture from the other day because the lighting was better then.  Now to settle in and relax for the evening.

Hope you had a fabulous Women’s Day – but don’t make it just a day. Celebrate yourself every single day!

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18 thoughts on “Giant sets and fast talking

  1. Alissa

    I am always so impressed with your strength training. I need to at least starting working my arms. I have an entire set of dumbells I could be using! I just feel so lost when it comes to strength training…not really sure where to start.
    Alissa´s last blog post ..Sharing my Journey

  2. debby

    Didn’t know it was Women’s day either. I pretty much treat myself good every day! I did some supersets and giant sets at the gym today. It was a good workout. That waffle looks totally impressive. I think I’ll add some baking powder to my protein pancakes next time I have them.

    I thought the same thing about the jump squats–that sounds like it would be hard on your back AND your knees (thinking of myself.)
    debby´s last blog post ..A Different Way to Weigh

  3. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    This is very interesting (because I’m a geek that way). The reason I’ve never considered my workout sets to be giant sets (as I mentioned in my previous post) is because my trainers taught me that giant sets were made up 4-5 exercises in the set, and that’s the definition I found in my (very) short search when writing my post. Obviously you’ve found another source that says otherwise. I think, though, that I’m going to go with my new name for my 3×3 sets, which is super-duper sets. Just because it’s fun. 🙂

    Oh, and I don’t do jump squats if there’s anyone in the gym. But I will do them in the park or on the trail. Try lunge-lunge-jump-squat sometime. They’re fun! (see previous comment re: geekiness.)
    Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog post ..Does This Exercise Make My Butt Look Big?

  4. Helen

    Little Helen knew it was International Women’s Day – mentioned it first thing in the morning and then kept putting links to women empowering songs on You Tube on her FB page all day.

    Jump Squats. Well now. I literally do hundreds of them a week in Muay Thai classes. So now you know at least one person who does them 😉
    Helen´s last blog post ..Birthday Palooza Day 2: Wrapping it Up with Family

  5. Jody - Fit at 54

    H Pixie!!!!!!!!!!! Love her although she does look unhappy! 😉

    Lori – obviously we were on the same mindset about the war on women but I wrote about it & only because I was so worked up that I had to get it out! 🙂

    As always, love your workouts!!!!

    You know, I have made food & thought, I don’t really want that but ate it because of not to waste – too funny!

    It is 80’s here today – Friday – and going to get cold for us so I am going to enjoy it!
    Jody – Fit at 54´s last blog post ..War on Women; Wisdom of the Soul

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