Saturday, November 5, 2005

I'm on a roll now – yay! Hit the gym again today. At first I was just going to go and do a little cardio or a circuit or something – but once I got there I decided to go ahead and do my leg workout. After a warm up I hit the Iron. First was squats – as soon as I started warming up I decided that I was going to up the weight from last time – it just felt like one of those days. So I did – added 10 lbs.. whoop!

Squats: 150 x 6/ 150 x 6 / 150 x 6

Then I tried something new for the Leg press. I've been using the 'machine' you know with the weights on a track and you put the pin in. This time I tried – I guess it's the 'sled'. You sit and there is a platform above you and you load weights on the platform. I wasn't sure what weight I could do so I took it kind of easy – ended up not hitting my limit – so I'll have to go heavier next time:

Leg Press: 270 x 6 /360 x 7 / 410 x 7

When it came time for the Straight Legged Dead Lift – Again I thought it was time to up the weight so I did. Last time I did these I had grip issues – but I used an alternating grip and that seemed to solve the issue.

Dead Lift: 120 x 6 / 120 x 6

Standing Calves – I tried the first set at my normal weight and it was WAY too easy – so I had to up that weight too!

Standing Calves: 155 x 6 / 215 x 6

First time on the next machine too – and trying to find the right weight.

45% Calf raise: 90 x 6 / 180 x 6

Then I went over and tried the rowing machine for the first time. WHAT a blast! In 10 minutes I had burned 100 calories and I felt completely wiped out – I love it!

Tomorrow I'm planning to take full advantage of my rest day – next week I start training for the Run to the Far Side on Thanksgiving weekend – its only three weeks away.

Oh – and I picked up another container of No-xplode. I really liked the way I felt when I was taking it – so I decided to splurge and go for it again.


  1. Holy are strong!!! I think it may be time for me to try hitting the gym for my leg w/o's (been doing just db's at home and it's a little limiting).

    Great workout...awesome.

  2. Thanks suzanne - I just try for a Holy Crap workout every time it's part of what motivates me :)

  3. Ya that sounded like a holy crap workout to me. Awesome!!!