Hit the gym rather late today because I didn't have to work.
OMG it was SUCH a mess! People EVERYWERE. As much as I love to see people taking control of their lives and getting into shape – there was still this nasty little voice in the back of my head that kept saying – Will you people get out of MY gym. The people who are REALLY there to change their lives don't bother me, but the gaggle of 20 somethings (sometimes standing in groups as large as FOUR around one machine) who were there to wave weights around and chat with each other really got on my nerves. Oh well, I won't seeing any of them being there tomorrow when I hit the gym at 5:00AM.
After a short warm-up I got ready to hit the weights – leg day! Whoop!
The 45 degree leg press was taken so I grabbed the other press machine. It said it was called "Plate Loaded Squat Press Machine" Pretty much like the machine I normally use but instead of pushing a sled along a track the weights are pushed using a 'levered' system. In the end I ended up using my normal weight so I imagine they are pretty comparable. Only this machine doesn't have any rails for me to smack my knee on. After a few warm up sets – here's what I did:
Leg Press: 500 x 6 / 500 x 6 / 500 x 6
Squats (+Bar): 150 x 6 / 150 x 6 / 150 x 6
Straight Legged Dead Lift: 110 x 6 / 120 x 6
Lying Leg Curl: 90 x 6 / 90 x 6
Seated Calf Raises: 90 x 6 / 135 x 6
Standing Calf Raises: 215 x 6 / 215 x 6
Pretty much decided I can't do standing calf raises anymore – they just KILL my back just under my shoulder blades – I'll have to come up with an alternative for these…
Food today was good - a little low in the calories but there are worse things it could be.
My meals are planned for the rest of the week. I'm SO ready and raring to go.
The workouts for the rest of the week are:
Tuesday: 1.5 mile run and chest/Abs
Thursday: 1.5 mile run and Shoulders/Tris
Saturday: 1.5 miles run
Total miles planned 4.5
Happy Day 1!!!