Here’s a surprise fact about lifting gloves: they will not work if you leave them at home. 😉
Despite not having gloves to help my grip, today was a great workout! I decided to go with my idea of last week to work on perfecting my form before increasing the weight (as much as I want to). It was a good idea.
Here’s what I did:
Back squats – 2 sets of 12 @ 100lbs (I really kept watch my form the whole way through, and it was good. So next week I’ll try and increase)
Pushups – 2 sets of 12 (the last couple of these were a little pathetic)
Seated Row – 1 set of 12 @ 60lbs, 1 set of 10 @ 60lbs
Step-ups – 1 set of 12 @ 25lbs, 1 set of 13 @ 25lbs (each hand) – 5 steps up
Prone Jackknife – 2 sets of 12 (medium ball)
Cardio (only do this once or twice a week)
15 min treadmill intervals, 2.5% incline, intervals of 2:1 (5.5mph/7.5mph)
Then I ended with some foam rolling and stretching as per usual. I find doing this really helps with recovery/DOMS.
Got home and made my regular protein shake, enjoyed in a martini shaker. Yum yum. Today was cold, but it was gorgeous and sunny out, so I sat on the balcony, soaking up sun and freezing my ass off.
OH and I wanted to tell you guys about my new purchase – a workout top that cost me a total of $13 (taxes included). I try and wait for sales to buy stuff, and yesterday it worked in my favour – Matrix gear was 40% off at the local sports store by my place. It has a really cute zebra pattern around the edges, and a super cute back. I tried to take a picture of my back but, for the life of me, could got get a good shot (too much twisting).
Also, um…I have no boobs. With any loss of body fat I may start to look like a man 😉
Anywho, I’m off to go edit an abstract and to do some stuff for my research job before we go for dinner at my parents’.
Have a great Sunday!