Hodgepodge, Thursday, Aug. 18
by, August 18th, 2011 at 11:43 PM (1189 Views)
ART, 30 minutes:
My ART doc really beat up my right shoulder and trap. Ouch! And I was too busy to ice it until now.
Bike, 30 minutes:
Some non-swimming fat burning. Wanted to do another 30 minutes, but got distracted.
RC & Holds:
RC exercises, 15 minutes
extreme angle isometric holds:
The 5 basic ones are: push up, bicep/tricep, squat, and lunge. The theory behind extreme angle isometrics is: http://theorytopractice.wordpress.co...on-isolations/
I've done the extreme angle squat and extreme angle step ups (not a hold) off and on. I am mulling over making a commitment to these holds this season. The downside: as the article notes, they're deadly boring and I don't tolerate boredom well. The up side: more explosiveness and fast twitch.
I didn't do the push up hold today b/c of my right shoulder. But I did:
squat hold: 5:00
lunge left leg forward: 1:30
lunge right leg forward: 1:30
bicep/tricep w/ 5 lb DBs: 3:00
The lunges are torture when you're in an extreme angle. Lots of room for improvement there. Once you get to 5 minutes, you add weight and start over.
Bikram, 90 minutes:
Had to go at 8:00 pm tonight and it was packed again. I wish they would adjust the heat when it's so crowded. I took a precautionary break during the tree/toe stand posture (my least favorite b/c it seems somewhat dumb) to ensure no repeat of nauseousness. My studio has added a 10:00 pm class on Tuesday nights. Maybe that would be better!
Mulling over what my dryland plan will be for the fall. Suggestions?