Gym and do jang days

Monday, April 2, 2007

I went to the gym after a long while. Damn, I actually lost some weight staying at home working for nearly three weeks straight. Go figure. I didn’t work out enough and didn’t eat enough. Truth is, I forget to eat when I’m working obsessively. Argh… still didn’t like losing the few pounds.

It felt good to be back in the gym, although I had to drop the weights on the leg press a bit.

COMPLETE LIST OF WEIGHT TRAINING EXERCISES:
Machine/apparatus Exercises:
Leg lifts (I hate the new apparatus for this)
Pull-ups/chin-ups
-military
-parallel
Dips
Leg press
Hamstring flexor/seated leg curls
Hamstring flexor (lying down)
Hip adductors
Hip abductors
Seated row
Seated chest press
Lateral pull-downs
Pectoral fly (sometimes done using free weights)
Reverse pectoral fly (not sure exactly what this is called, it works the rhomboids in between the scapulae/shoulder blades)
Shoulder fly
Shoulder lift/press
Back extensor
Tricep extensor
Bicep curls (usually done using free weights now)
Weighted squat machine

Free weights:
Two additional shoulder exercises
– lift weight in front using shoulder muscles
– bending at waist lift weight out to the side using muscles along the scapulae (this is the same as the machine that works in reverse of the pectoral fly)
– wrist strengthening

Other exercises:
Pushups
Situps
Cycling
Elliptical

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Yay! Taekwondo again. Loads of kicking. I feel sooo slow now. I used to be faster before I hurt my knee. Haha… have to spend three months at the do jang and the gym just working out. I think if I just increase my leg strength by about 20%, my knee won’t feel so bad when doing the kicking – just need another good block of time to focus only on working out again. Well, at least my cardio was surprisingly okay for class. Master Kim was pushing us a bit. He says it’s bikini season soon. 😉 He made us do one hundred situps and pushups at the end of class. Yup, there was no getting off easy. Next time, I’ll try to remember all the drills he gave us – I’ll bet we do over a thousand kicks each class easy.

I went to the gym after taekwondo for some strengthening and some extra cardio.

COMPLETE LIST OF WEIGHT TRAINING EXERCISES:
Machine/apparatus Exercises:
Leg lifts (I hate the new apparatus for this)
Pull-ups/chin-ups
-military
-parallel
Dips
Leg press
Hamstring flexor/seated leg curls (seems redundant to do both hamstring machines – the other one works the full range)
Hamstring flexor (lying down)
Hip adductors
Hip abductors
Seated row
Seated chest press
Lateral pull-downs
Pectoral fly (sometimes done using free weights)
Reverse pectoral fly (not sure exactly what this is called, it works the rhomboids in between the scapulae/shoulder blades)
Shoulder fly
Shoulder lift/press
Back extensor
Tricep extensor
Bicep curls (usually done using free weights now)
Weighted squat machine

Free weights:
Two additional shoulder exercises
– lift weight in front using shoulder muscles
– bending at waist lift weight out to the side using muscles along the scapulae (this is the same as the machine that works in reverse of the pectoral fly)
– wrist strengthening

Other exercises:
Pushups
Situps
Cycling (10 minutes)
Elliptical

The cycling felt good after going to taekwondo. It will help me get my speed back. It’s really only the instability in my knee that slows down my kicking. Starting to miss the running again. Now that it’s warm, going to try to get out at least twice a week for a mile or a mile and half run. The first month running again is going to hurt, but there’s a 10k coming up again, and this time hopefully I won’t be too sick to run.

BB,
Cassandrah
Brigid’s Flame

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