Archive for the ‘Weight Training’ Category

Met my sister at the gym today and we worked through the weight training exercises I’d gotten the other day.  My arms sure are sore!  I really have a tough time with the bicep curl machine.  I don’t know if it’s just an awkward motion or if it just takes more time to build up this muscle. The leg extensions are tricky too; I much prefer the squat type machines but I am sure they work different muscles so I will try to give them a chance.

I have another personal training session set up for Monday and Chris meets with Dustin on Tuesday so I am sure I will have new tricks for my next post!

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So I got another workout in my file; it was for some weight training.  I wasn’t really sure where to begin with the weights for each machine so I did my best and picked weights that just seemed hard; almost too hard for some of them.  There were 5 different machines to work on doing first 20 reps, then 15 reps, then 10 reps; I paused between each set and then moved on to the next set, finishing all three sets before changing machines.

  • arm press
  • bicep curls
  • leg press
  • triceps pull down
  • bicep pull downs

Again, I probably lack the wrong names for everything but I slowly worked my way through the weight machines today working to do the three sets on each machine.  I used 60 pounds on most of the arm work except for the bicep curl machine.  I couldn’t lift nearly as much from that position.  It was extremely hard to do.  I don’t know if I was not in the right position or if it just really is a difficult muscle to work.  The leg press gave me difficulties as well; I feel that one in my upper thighs right now.  I was surprised how little I could lift there too.  Seems like a good workout; I started with about 10 minutes of cardio ~ a 6 1/2 minute expresso bike challenge, some jumping jacks, and crunches; and finished with a 4+ minute bike ride and some treadmill time for a cool down; followed of course by stretches.