Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Back to the Grind

Happy New Year! We shall resume regular programming. If anyone has any tips, ideas, suggestions etc on how to get back to the groove of working after a 3-week break, send them along! And what better way to start 2013 other than a heavy duty leg workout, right? Nothing like shocking the system!

Since shifting our base to BV II, most of the equipment, free weights etc are new-to-me and apparently “Hammer Strength” stuff are top of the range. Anyone can chip in on this? Yeah, top of the range = DOMS-ing on the second workout.

Single sets of:
a) Smith machine sumo squats (drop sets)
b) LF leg press (we moved the board much much much closer, like this close II, and whatcha know…quads and hamstrings (as well!) were burning on rep 8)

Supersets of:
c) DB walking lunges
d) {Volunteered} plate weight static lunges (you can pick your chin up from the floor now, thank you. Hey, figured since the legs were already jello, might as well tack this on to make them mushy)

Supersets of:

e) LF leg extension (fluked on the first set…per usual)
f) LF prone leg curl (much better than the extension although my shins were getting tight from keeping the feet flexed)

Supersets of:
g) LF seated leg curl
h) Leg raises

Another bit of surprising news (and revelation): Managed to complete the hilly DH yesterday with the TPRC gang (shout out to Yim and Carol for the awesome pacing!) before spending an equal amount of time deep stretching and foam rolling with Michael. Oh this last bit was so good. So good that I woke up with zero weakness, zero twinge, zero soreness, zero achy legs this morning. Yay!


Caitlin said...

happy new year!! oh, coming off of a break can be tough to get back into the groove. honestly the first couple weeks ARE rough, and u have to force urself...but the crazy thing is about after 2 weeks u snap back into the routine and u then don't want to skip workouts. :)

Redhead Running said...

This post made me exhausted! You are a machine!