I’m trying to get back into strength training. So far, I haven’t been working with a set “plan”, per se. My only plan is to do some strength training three times per week. Now, I’d really love to have a set routine, but right now I’m working with minimal equipment and a bit of cluelessness about how to go about getting strong without weights or the gym. So I’m learning, one exercise at a time, and hobbling together “workouts” hoping that I’ll eventually have a good base of exercises I can form a real routine from. We’ll see.
In any event, I had a really nice floor workout Sunday morning, doing simple stuff like push-ups and single-leg squats. I must have done something right because I was pretty sore this morning (in a good way). Overall, I’m encouraged. I’ve only been at it a few weeks but I think the exercises are helping my swimming and my shin splints (the whole reason I started this was to strengthen my legs, ass and core so that I don’t put too much strain on my knees). I’m also having fun learning new exercises like burpees and toe taps.
Exercise – fun? And free? How cool is that?
Life Log for Sunday, April 5, 2009
Bircher muesli with bananas and yogurt
Stretching and Strengthening
- 3x 10 Burpees, 10 Pushups
- 2m30s Wall Sits
- 30 Toe Taps
- 20 Dead bugs
- 20 Toe taps
- 10 Burpees
- 10 Pushups
- 33 Leg Lifts (on each side)
- 2x 15 Single leg squat (on each side)
Two turns around Clissold Park with Tim.
Flageolet bean “pate” with sundried tomatoes, sprouts and salad
Veggie pizza on a spelt crust with salad
And a glass (or two) of fairly average red wine (and yet still more than drinkable).