So, I’ve recently discovered a cure to the “oh my god I’m so bored” thought on the elliptical. Even when I do intervals (tough ones, at that), I still get a little bit bored.
These past 2 days, I’ve gone to the gym extra late in order to get my cardio in while watching some great TV programs. Okay, “great” is probably not the best word – maybe, amusing. On Monday, I trucked it to the gym at 8:30PM to do some hip rehab and core work before hopping on the elliptical for a moderate 60-minute session while watching ABC’s Bunheads. Hilarious show, but so sad that it was the finale!
Yesterday, I got to the gym around 8:15PM to do a more total-body resistance workout before hopping on the elliptical to watch USA’s White Collar. While I felt pretty good during the weights segment, I had to stop 4 times on the elliptical to stretch my TFL and hip tendons, which (after about 10 minutes of going), started to twinge sharply with each stride. Annoying. Overwork?
|Plie squats w/ 20lb DB||3 x 12|
|Step-back lunges w/ 8lb DBs||2 x 8 (my quads weren’t happy)|
|Side-lunge w/ lateral arm raise||2 x 10|
|Goodmornings w/ 8lb DBs||2 x 12|
|Lateral and frontal raise w/ 5lb DBs||2 x 10|
|Flye on ball w/ 8lb DBs||2 x 12|
|Reverse flye on ball w/ 10lb DBs||2 x 12|
|Hamstring ball pull-ins||2 x 10|
|One-legged bridge on ball||3 x 10 seconds, each leg|
|Side planks||45 seconds, each side|
|Wide-legged plank||45 seconds|
Today my hips are feeling tight, undoubtedly from two 60-minute elliptical sessions and the hamstring/quad work I did yesterday, so I think I’ll hop over to the gym for a walking-treadmill workout and lots of stretching. I’m miffed that my cheapo gym doesn’t have a foam roller, though. Big ole bummer.
Motivation of the day: 6 weeks until I get to start coxing again!
Get excited for the Paralympics, too!
Charging my brand new camera… and hunting for good photoshoot locations later today!