Spinach/berry/banana smoothie and a new book to read while I am on the bike trainer.
I don't know if it's a good thing that I'm getting into using the bike trainer.  I have had this trainer for 5 years and I think this last week has seen the most action ever because I am really enjoying reading a book while pedaling and maintaining a heart rate of 120 bpm.  Currently, this means a pace of about 8 mph in the big chainring and fairly heavy resistance with a cadence of 60-70 rpm (to mimic what it's like mountain biking) with music blasting in the background.  I finished one book so far and I'm on my second one.  Today I did 50 minutes on the bike, had another green smoothie (this time spinach, mixed berries, and half a banana with 1 cup 1% organic milk) and then did some weight training at the gym.

I had some mental arguments with myself about whether I should weight train today since my legs felt heavy during work but after the 50 minutes on the bike, I was feeling pretty good and decided to see how my legs would hold out for squats.

Front squats ass to grass for each rep:
45 lbs for 8 reps, easy warmup set
65 lbs for 5 reps, easy
75 lbs for 5 reps, easy, also stayed in the bottom for 3 seconds so my brain and body agree on full depth
80 lbs for 5 reps, a little tough, Meme commented that it looked like I wasn't breathing out- I was holding my breath and only exhaled when I got all the way to the top (and apparently I was red in the face as I was trying to do this)
80 lbs for 5 reps, this time much easier when I started exhaling as I got up but still a little tough on the last two reps
85 lbs for 4 reps, I failed on the fifth rep and had to drop the bar, still it felt great to get this far!

Strict presses
45 lbs for 5 reps, easy
50 lbs for 5 reps, fairly easy
55 lbs for 5 reps, moderate
60 lbs for 5 reps, started feeling it on the 5th rep
65 lbs for 5 reps, started feeling it on the 4th rep
70 lbs for 5 reps (had to break into 2 reps and then 3 reps)


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