Friday, Oct. 9
by, October 9th, 2009 at 05:36 PM (1465 Views)
I journeyed once again to the hot yoga studio at 10:00 am to be tortured by Insel. Insel apparently prefers his bikram yoga studio at 110+ degrees. It was at a comparatively balmy 105.8 degrees last Tuesday. That 5 degrees makes a huge difference! The last 20 minutes I just wanted to jump in an ice bath. I would have laid out serious cash for an icy drink; my water was hot by that time.
I've learned from yoga that I have weenie shin muscles. (This is apparent from plyos as well.) I am not nearly as flexy as the Sarah Jessica Park lookalike. I can't understand a word the instructors say in "yoga speak." There is definitely some aerobic work going on in there -- my heart is pounding when I'm barely doing anything. My back muscles, especially the mid back, feel nicely looser though!
Insel keeps telling me I "must" go more than 2x a week. I really don't see that happening ... I tried to explain that I had another obsession, but I got the glazed eye look when I mentioned masters swimming.
long arm crunches, 2 x 50
bicycles, 2 x 50
windshield wipers, 1 x 25
hanging reverse crunches, 3 x 15
box jacks w/med ball, 3 x 1
bunny hops, 2 x 10
squat jumps w/10 lb plate (you raise plate over the head as you jump), 2 x 10
(I liked all 3 of these plyos. I tried the "dance move" plyo I posted a link to before (step back, twist w/plate and jump -- too damn complicated, blech.)
leg press, 290 x 2 x 10
bench press, 60 x 2 x 10
narrow grip seated row, 80 x 2 x 10
rack chins, 3 x 15
shoulder shrugs, 15 x 2 x 15, forward & back
seated straight arm dips, 60 x 2 x 25
internal and external rotators, 10 x 2 x 15, each arm
scapular wall slides, 2 x 25
I still prefer doing weights before yoga (like I did Tuesday) than yoga before weights. I may have to pick a different day.
Looking forward to an off day tomorrow and a bit of a lie in. Nothing scheduled until soccer at 11:00 am tomorrow. Well, and then there's the homecoming festivities. My son is at a cross country Invitational, so he's missing out. But outfitting a teenage girl seems to be an expensive and time consuming proposition ...
Week tally (6 days):
4 x swim
3 x gym
2 x yoga