Hot, hot, hot!, Friday, Oct. 2
by, October 2nd, 2009 at 03:59 PM (4223 Views)
AM: Hot Yoga:
As promised, I made it to my first hot yoga class. I think I liked it better than other yoga I've done -- you can get really flexy when you're so hot. But it was really really hot those last 30 minutes, and the 90 minute class went long. I'm fair skinned and my face was bright red. Next time, I'm bringing more water and putting ice in it. G2 was definitely not the right thing to bring to class.
In general, I'm pretty flexible, but my balance isn't the greatest compared to the real yogis. I was told it burned 1,000 calories, which seems like a lot. You definitely lose a lot of water weight; I was drenched! I can't believe some yogis do this 2x a day ...
Didn't get in as long a session in as I had hoped -- too many errands and chatting with an old friend at the gym. But I did manage this:
leg press, 270 x 3 x 10 (fast)
bench press, 70 x 1 x 8 (fast), 60 x 2 x 8 (fast)
tricep press, 45 x 3 x 10 (fast)
yates row (first time I'd ever done it, had to play around with the weight), 95 x 1 x 20, 115 x 1 x 10, 135 x 1 x 10, 145 x 1 x 8
internal and external rotators, 10 x 2 x 15 each arm
lunges w/20 lb DBs, 2 x 15
hanging reverse crunches, 3 x 15
straight leg raises lifting hips off bench, 2 x 15
dead bugs on bosu, 3 x 25 (much harder on the bosu, Pete. )
I do think the yoga took some toll on the weights. I felt more tired than usual. I guess I'm just used to lifting weights first and in the am.
I have two GFs coming over tonight (can't go out have to babysit a coed teenage group, lol). Will definitely be drinking our fav buttery chard.