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.

So, today!

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!

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