Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Squattin' Some More

Oh goodie, it's another leg-day...

Hooray!

And at the end of a long day of work, who doesn't look forward to a workout that requires more effort than pushing a marshmallow through a key-hole.  I'm not really sure where that came from...

Luckily, the joints were feeling good, I had eaten well and plentifully (2 chicken breasts, 2 cups of rice and 2 cups of steamed veggies over the last 4 hours go a long way!) so my energy levels were quite high going into the gym.

Started off with the usual, deep back squats: 5 Sets (135 lbs x 12; 225 lbs x 12; 265 lbs x 7; 285 lbs x 4; 225 lbs x 12). Got a good pump with these, very little rest between sets almost turned it into a cardio workout!

With no break went right into some stiff-legged deadlifts for three sets (135 lbs x 12; 225 lbs x 12 and 295 lbs x 10 or 12 not quite sure, was kind of light headed at this point...but in a good way)

Did a couple sets of barbells lunges (135 lbs x 8) while I waited for the leg press machine to be open where I did three sets of 30+ reps with 320 lbs.

I actually got a cramp at this point so I did some deep breathing and it seemed to go away (probably a little too much food in the tummy)

A few sets of lying leg curls including a final set drop set got my hamstrings sufficiently fried.

Last was seated calf raises and 15 minutes of stretching/lying on the floor followed by yet another wobbly walk up those darn stairs.

Going to try to do some yoga tonight for some more stretching which will hopefully ease the oncoming sore legs.

3 comments:

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

wait- is pushing a marshmallow through a keyhole hard? im off to find out...

Kelly Turner
www.everygymsnightmare.com

biz319 said...

Great work out! I tried yoga recently and its WAY harder than I ever thought it would be!

theoddbod said...

Keep at the yoga, I'm sure there are benefits to be had, haha.

EGM,
Did the marshmallows make it through?