This machine is a pain in my ass....
Workout Date: Sunday, August 26th
Time: 8:00-10:20 pm
Warm Up: Leg Lifts
Machine Used: Fly—I performed 3 sets of 12: 2@30 and 1@50. I am finding this feels better to me, so I will stay here for now.
Machine Used: Seated Row—I did 3 sets of 12: 1@40, 1@55, 1@70. I may adjust to doing 1@40 and 2@55 or 2@55 and 1@70.
Machine Used: Overhead Press—I did 3 sets of 12; 1@10/2@30. I noticed that this overhead press machine weights are at different increments than the one I normally work out at. This machine is located next to the Bicep Curl Machine with no bar. I have to make sure to note it, so it won’t cause too much confusion.
Machine Used: Arm Curl (with bar)—I did 3 sets of 12: 1@30/1@40/1@50. This, too, was a different machine than the other one with the bar. I am starting to develop ease with the 30lb. Weights, so I may take those out the equation and do 2@40/1@50 if I get this machine next time.
Machine Used: Arm Extension—I did 2 sets with 40lb. Weights and 1 set with 50lb. Weights. My comfort level is not quite there with 50 yet, so I will just leave it as the final set.
I used 2 Machines: Leg Press and Hip Abductor.
Leg Press-- I did 3 sets of 12: 1@70, 1@90, and then I challenged myself by doing 1@110. There is a bit of strain on the 110, so I’m not sure if I am quite ready to incorporate that as 1 set by itself. However, I do think the 1@70 and 2@90 is feasible.
Hip Abductor—3 sets: 1@90, 1@110, and the challenge of 1@130. I will stay put for now .
Machine Used: Lower Back Extension—I was able to do 1@50, 1@70, and impressed myself when I was able to do 1@90. I will wait a week before funny graduating away from the 50lb. Weights. I think I have got the hang of them, but I want to make sure.
Abdominals (behind Torso Rotation)—3 sets; 1@30, 1@40, and 1@50. The 50lb. Weights are still a bit difficult at this stage, so I will drop it to 1@30 and 2@40.
Additional Machines Used:
Torso Twister/Rotation (for working the love handles)—I did 6 sets of 12: 4@70 and 2@90. I am feeling pretty confident with the 70, but I won’t jump the gun just yet.
Ab Coaster: 3 sets of 12; 40lb. Resistance.
Elliptical—My body is still pretty moody when it comes to this machine. I was only able to do 3 minutes on it once again. And this is still on the Quick Start, Level One Mode.
Adjustment: At what stage do I exercise on the elliptical? Apparently, the beginning isn’t the answer (or is it and I'm just not being patient enough). Do I put it in the middle of my core workouts to see if that would be more beneficial? Or is it best to do it at the end when I normally do my treadmill exercises?
Guess this calls for some research….
Treadmill: I have been able to keep my incline at 1.5 but didn’t get past the 3.4mph. However, I was able to stay on the treadmill for 40.5 minutes, with 35.5 actual exercise and 5 minutes for cooldown.
No Hydromassage bed today; I was called away on an errand just when I was about to get on it.