The other day on Instagram, I saw someone counting there workouts for the year. Obviously, they are further along than I am. No need to compare myself to anyone else. I joined LA Fitness on June 8th. That is the day I made the commitment to be the best person I can be. I use that date as my starting point. Yes, I may have walked or hiked before that time, but this is where I treat everything as a work-out.
I have done 12 different walks/hikes for my cardio sessions. I go more than an mile each time. I have 8 sessions with a trainer. I have worked on my own at the gym 8 different times. With that, I have had 28 workouts. Today was #29. I might hit 30 today if we go walking tonight.
I am ready to go… My original trainer, Fred, gave me two exercises that really help my back. I do these religiously.
Decline Reverse Sit-up and Declined Weighted Russian Twist (10lbs). I have been at 3 sets of 8 for a while, I think my next set I will up that number. Maybe a go until I can’t go any more?
Today was I was working upper back, biceps, and like always core. Core is something you always should include in your workouts. With a good core you should have good form.
Bent Over One Arm Row (3 sets of 10 with 10lbs) – After doing two sets of 10, I moved up to a 15lbs dumbbell. I was proud of myself. Next time, I will start with 15lbs.
Upright Row w/Barbell (3 sets of 10 with 20lb barbell) – I felt these were fairly easy. I may start with the 30lb barbell next time, but I know at the end of the 3 sets, I was pushing.
Bicep Curl w/Barbell (3 sets of 12 with 20lb barbell) – Again, I think I may start with a 30lb weight next time.
Hammer Curl w/dumbbell (3 sets of 12 with 10lbs) – After 3 exercises of rows and curls, I was struggling with these. First round I only made 6, second round I did push to 9, and on my third I pushed to 10. It was rough.
Reverse Curl w/barbell (3 sets of 10 with 20lb barbell) – Just getting the form right was difficult. Its an awkward movement but I understand why to do it. I am sure it will get easier.
Seated Row Machine (3 sets of 10 with 45lbs) – This was not too difficult. Next time, I will up my weights.
Lat Pulldown Machine (3 sets of 10 with 30lbs) – After doing the first round, I realized 30 was a little too easy. I jumped to 50lbs for the last two sets. I remember doing these with my trainer, but I can’t read his writing to know how many pounds I did previously.
FINALLY… Plank (2 sets of 20 seconds) – This is the first time I have ever done a plank and I think I did pretty darn well with it.
Overall, it was a great workout today.