This morning’s session “emphatically” reinforces my muscular strength imbalance. It was a legs-and-shoulders day and boy, the right quads was all pumped up…which inevitably meant it was working harder and tire faster. The worst bit…it is slightly larger than the left. Sigh. I have been concentrating and consciously putting more pressure and working the left – looks like it is still a long way to go.
There is some good news coming out from the session – my left foot is healing nicely. I managed to put in three sets of alternate single leg jumping lunges and there was no pain! Please continue with your prayers – I really do appreciate them loads. I am hoping to get back to my regular training plans ASAP especially with the upcoming holidays when I know I will be missing some runs and workouts.
Michael and I also talked about the TRX training since I mentioned the article I read earlier this morning. Side note – I do not think I will be able to survive bootcamp training!
a) Cybex plate loaded squat press (this always gets my heart racing and I need a couple of minutes to steady myself after every set; sometimes the blood flow to the quads are so fast and intense that I am 2 inches away from dizziness)
b) Smith machine squats
c) Alternate single leg jumping lunges
d) Combo of DB squats and shoulder press
e) Hoist overhead shoulder press (think this is my first time using this)
f) DB lateral raise
g) Hoist seated leg curl
h) Technogym cable reverse rear delt fly
i) DB side-to-frontal raise (slight variation to the ones we usually do)
j) Technogym cable upright row
k) Abs wheels balanced on the Bosu
Moving onto other news…KM emailed us a bunch of choices for CNY dinner yesterday. The game plan is to have a steamboat dinner on the eve (since he has not had a chance to make reservations elsewhere) and dinner downtown on CNY day 1. The choices: Mr Ho’s Fine Food, Fratinis Italian, Zaika North Indian or Nikko Japanese. Yeah, everything sounds sumptuous – I cannot decide! I did point out that we could head out for dinner on the eve to save them the hassle of preparing, cooking and cleaning up. What say you? No worries, I will post pics once I am back.
I am pretty excited about heading out to Miri – it has been over a year since I was there. It has that small town-but-not-backwater charm about it and it will be good to walk around a bit since I will be staying downtown this time. The last trip was an in-out affair for the wedding and everyone was so busy with the reception. I’m not sure how this trip will work out since I reckon a lot of places may be closed for the CNY holidays.