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    Talking More fun than a stick in the eye

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    but just barely more fun.

    Drop set bicep curls:

    10 reps with a 50 pound bar
    15 reps with a 40 pound bar
    20 reps with a 30 pound bar.

    That's a lot of weight to move around.

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    I'll take the stick .

    Good work, V!

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    Thanks!

    I'm surprised my biceps aren't sore today.

    Hips and glutes are sore from one legged burpees with a shoulder press.

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    I just finished up Spinervals Recharge video. It's a good one for me when I'm not feeling particularly motivated to get on the trainer at 5 AM. It's funny how some mornings I'm just feisty as all get out and I'll do the hardest video I have. And other mornings... not so much.

    Spinning definitely helps alleviate my muscle soreness from weight work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronica View Post
    but just barely more fun.

    Drop set bicep curls:

    10 reps with a 50 pound bar
    15 reps with a 40 pound bar
    20 reps with a 30 pound bar.

    That's a lot of weight to move around.

    Veronica
    That is indeed a lot of weight - sounds like the same level of effort for our "squat a ton and run" workout. I still think I would take it over the stick though

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    Wednesday is leg day.

    The fun round today was:

    50 lunge jumps holding a 6 lb medicine ball over your head
    30 1 legged leg press @ 230 lbs, repeat for other leg
    20 kettle bell swings with 26 lb kettle bell, followed by 40 mountain climbers, repeat 2 more times

    3 sets of this. Boy, am I hungry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronica View Post
    Wednesday is leg day.

    The fun round today was:

    50 lunge jumps holding a 6 lb medicine ball over your head
    30 1 legged leg press @ 230 lbs, repeat for other leg
    20 kettle bell swings with 26 lb kettle bell, followed by 40 mountain climbers, repeat 2 more times

    3 sets of this. Boy, am I hungry!

    Veronica
    That is one good leg workout, no wonder you were hungry Your fun round today includes two of my three favorite things (leg presses and KB swings - deadlifts are my third favorite thing). I like the sounds of the lunge jumps, we do them but not with an overhead weight. I am going to remember that for when I am cleared for over-head stuff again...

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    Today's workout

    3 minutes of jump rope
    1 minute of push ups - repeat 3 times

    My push up count was 22, 26 and 30 - real push ups.

    Did some ab work - leg lifts and crunches holding a 45 pound bar over my head. Oy!!!!!

    Then we did some weird kettle bell figure 8 things around your legs. 30 of those followed by a minute of burpees. Repeat 3 times

    My burpee count was 20, 24 and 30.

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    Tough shoulder workout today. I hope I don't need to write much on the whiteboard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronica View Post
    Tough shoulder workout today. I hope I don't need to write much on the whiteboard!

    Veronica
    Where is the like button? We are still trying to persuade my left shoulder to actually ACT like a shoulder, so I am a bit jealous to hear about your great shoulder workouts

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    Since my big event this year is an Aquabike, instead of a tri and I've set a pretty fast swim time as my goal. we're spending a lot of time really fatiguing my shoulders and back - moderately heavy weights, lots of reps!

    One of the women who works out with me has decided she wants to enter a Power lifting contest. I am envious of her low reps. Not so envious of the heavy weight...

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    I think you are going to have a lot of fun with the Aquabike!

    Since my shoulders are limiting me right now, I really want to focus on lower-body strength this year. I can leg-press over 4x's my weight (I actually don't know my 1-rep max for leg presses right now). I want to get away from the leg press machine however and focus more on compound lifting such as deadlifts and back squats. Front-squats are problematical with my shoulders, but back-squats are fine if approached properly. I think compound lifting is far better for me in the long-term than leg-presses. I would LOVE to do some power lifting competition, but I doubt that is in the cards with my shoulder as it is.

    Keep us posted, I enjoy reading about your workouts
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    I have no idea what my max leg press would be. I know I can do 450 pounds multiple times.

    How about weighted step ups? I always feel those in my glutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronica View Post
    I have no idea what my max leg press would be. I know I can do 450 pounds multiple times.

    How about weighted step ups? I always feel those in my glutes.

    Veronica
    Our trainer has us doing this pretty often - I don't feel them in my glutes however (doesn't mean it isn't working them), for me I feel them in my quads. The box he generally has me use IS pretty high though, at least for a short person. I've been up to ~475 pounds multiple times on the leg press I start feeling it in my cranky knee around 450ish, so I really don't want to take it any higher than that...
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    I set a new jump rope PR today - 4 minutes straight through. I finished with a big grin on my face.

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