Grackle & Sun

Office Chair Workouts: Week 6

Monday:  Back At It

Each exercise x 12 reps, except OMGLFIFD, which is 50 reps.  All x 6 sets.  By the way, Gladiators?  OMFG.

Tuesday:  Need some spinach

After warm-ups, started with 50 jumping jacks and then went straight into weights.  Dude.  A few months ago, I was hefting a 25 lb kettlebell like it was nothing.  Today, my 10 lb dumbbell was slightly challenging.  Lesson?  If you don’t use your muscles to lift heavy things, then you won’t be able to lift heavy things.  Call me Captain Duh.

First set x 10 reps          Second set x 12 reps           Third set x 15 reps

Wednesday:  Old School Century

100 jumping jacks

100 high knees (1 = both knees up)

100 heismans  (1 = jump to both sides)

100 squats

100 sit-ups (feet held by couch.  thank you, couch)

100 mt. climbers (yes, on each side—that’s how I roll)

50 inclined push-ups (on kitchen counter)  Couldn’t do the other 50.   Gotta protect my shoulder.  What I wouldn’t give to be able to bang out some full-on push ups like a total hoss.  Someday, maybe.  Until then, it’s totally girly domesticated push ups in the kitchen.  Lol.

Thursday:  Old Lady Is Old

35 minute workout, timed to see how many sets I could do.  All exercises x 10 reps (on each side, as applies).   Immediately noticed what I’d inadvertently done to myself by arranging the exercises this way—mountain climbers following the sleeper planks (both have the same starting position) and the 1/2 burpee hold following the reverse lunges (both quad killers)—basically I paired up exercises to beat the hell out of a muscle group.  And since I don’t rest more than 20 seconds between exercises within a set, this workout got hard fast.  Old lady feels old today.  I sweat my ass off and had to rest for a minute between the last 3 sets.  0.O

Pretty sure I actually did 9 sets—I think I forgot to make a tick mark when I was bent over double trying to catch my breath towards the end. But, no tally, no count. 8 it is.

Friday:  Stretchy

Exercises 1-4 were done in pyramid sets, with Unweighted Dead Lifts, Serpent Hip Spirals and Bird Dogs done on each side:  10 reps, 12 reps, 15 reps, 12 reps, 10 reps.  Total number of sets: 5   OMGLBIFD was a bonus at the end at 50 reps.  By the way, those Serpent Hip Spirals suck.  As in they’re really hard and make my muscles burn with the fire of ten thousand suns.  Which means I need to make sure they get put into rotation more frequently.  :/

On an up note, today’s post workout static stretching and cool down marks the first day that I’ve felt like I’m gaining flexibility.  I used to be pretty flexible, but I’ve noticed over the last few years (not being physically active at all) that I’d lost much of my range.  Today I stretched with significantly more ease than I have in a long, long time.  Feels good.

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