Day 4 of 4 – AKA why many women prefer gym buddies
It would be the day I have a few floor exercises when a bunch of ‘guys’ (read: douches) decide to drop by. It would also be on a day when I was the only woman there, so I got to work out through a bunch of patrolling predatory males.
The upside to this – if there can be an upside – is that I felt a little more driven to use heavier weights on a couple of exercises to make sure I look like I can take care of myself. I didn’t feel safe around these guys!
The downside to this is that I couldn’t bring myself to complete the last part of my day’s routine. Prone on the floor doing bicycle kicks? No thanks. I’ll add that to later tonight – before or after Zumba.
Squats: 4 sets of 8-10 reps (10+15kg – added weight because I can already do squats forever.)
Leg Press: 3 sets of 8-10 reps (10@55kg)
Leg Curls: 3 sets of 8-12 reps (12@2×33kg – machine is very uncomfortable and cannot be properly adjusted for my leg shape. I had to slip my hands under the thigh pad because it hurt too much!)
Calf Raises (standing): 4 sets to failure (12+15kg)
Calf Raises (sitting): 4 sets to failure (30@2×12kg)
Ball Oblique twist: 4 sets to failure (30@5kg)
Leg raises: 3-4 sets to failure (4×12)
Bicycle Kicks: 3-4 sets to failure (I’ll do these later.)
Now I’m getting ready to blitz through some marking, but figured I should start making sure I eat enough after workouts. I tend to go through my day just nibbling on fruit and forgetting about meals. A quick salad and some sandwich tuna mixed with couscous, corn, blackbeans, lemon juice, herbs, spices, oil, etc.
Should keep me going through Zumba!
That meal looks delicious!
And you already know my thoughts about the rest, haha.