Cake competition today! Didn’t place but oh well. There were a lot of really cute cakes. An hour afterwards went to the gym and did a two hour workout with the trainer. Too tired now to write it up but will tomorrow
It wasn’t that bad this morning. There was a little soreness in my front upper arm but nothing bad. Got to the gym early to get a few miles then workout with trainer. The breakdown-
Close grip lat pulldown- 60#
Pull-up with smith machine
Bent over dumbbell row- 30#
Deadlifts- 95#(10)/ 135#(10)/ 155#(10-8-5)
Overhand pulldown with cable tower- 27.5#( so really 55#)
Single-arm pullback thing( kneeling at cable tower, pulley set high, then pulling down/back)
Crisscross pullback thing with cable tower
So we were also going to do some bench presses. Got in to do a feel set with the bar and it was like OMG I feel every single muscle in my upper arm. He said get out of there we broke those down enough yesterday. Those hammer presses man. They really worked my arms. And as the day has passed, I feel it more and more. Hopefully it is better tomorrow or else my competition is not going to be fun. Speaking of…
I’m FA-REAKING out! Went to work this afternoon and compiled all my tools and stuff together. Coworkers were coming by and wishing me luck, telling me not to fail. Haha…so nice. I feel a bit of pressure since I did actually place last year and it was my first year competing. I just hope I get everything done and it turns out how I’ve envisioned it. AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHGGGG!
- 2 days ago
Decided to do pictures today because sometimes I just have no idea how to describe what we do. Got to the gym early to get my miles in and then we got to work. The breakdown-
Hammer press( picture 1)- so we used two straight bars and kinda wedged them into an edge. Stand angled towards the bars, hips back, knees slightly bent, then then thrust and push forward. Then pull back to starting stance. I can’t tell you how many we did. Just so many. So so many. We’ll also semi-do this with one bar and just one arm. It makes you feel like you’re planting your flag on a new claimed land haha
Octagon bar deadlift- bar(53#)/63#/83#/103#, a few sets, going back and forth between the hammer presses
Two conditioning breaks of jabs, hooks, and uppercuts. Got the heart rate way up
Oblique twist with the bar( picture 2)- try to keep bar within a close range, don’t straighten arms when rotating. All of the moves today we tried to do them with power and at a quickened pace so the weights were on the easier side. This move is good with some weight at the end of the bar when you’re going deliberate and concentratingClean and press- 40#
Battling ropes- doubles, alternating, waves, hip toss, uppercuts, overhand doubles
Seated leg press jump squat- necessary evil. 60#s 20/20/50
Hot yoga tonight. I feel it went well. No extra special moves or balancing poses. Just a flow and so i concentrated on proper breathing technique. Noisy ujjayi breath. I’m decent in this class with it because the instructor is really good with calling out the inhales( usually forward moves) and exhales( reverse and bending moves). Other classes its more so just offhand mentioned at some point so it’s easy to forget about.
Prepping for my competition now. Getting all my tools and equipment together and double checking my packing list. Aaaaaahhhhhh freaking out!
- 3 days ago
Class was nearly full tonight with 26 yogis in the room. It was supposed to be a flow for strength and flexibility. Ok, isn’t every yoga class about flexibility? Well anyways, I don’t think I felt much of the strength part. We did hold quite a few planks before passing through chatarongas and some slow push-ups. It was a sub-instructor so perhaps it wasn’t a class she was familiar with.
Trainer tomorrow. It sounded like his schedule was pretty open this week so we should get a few sessions in. Last week his work was all in a tizzy and we only worked out together once. Boo. But this week should be good. Tuesday i got him, 4 miles to run, then yoga at night. A full day ahead
- 4 days ago
I enjoyed rocking the shorts. It was interesting seeing my legs. An odd thing to say but it made me appreciate what they were doing more. Gave me a different perspective on my body and how I view it. So get out of your comfort zone people. Try or wear something new