The New Workout

Published February 12, 2015 by Harri

Wow, I did the new workout and actually enjoyed it. It was hard mind, really hard. I left feeling a little wobbly and a little sick. It felt awesome though.

So, this is the new workout.

10 minutes on the Elliptical machine. 2 minutes on level 4 and increasing a level every 2 minutes. I broke a sweat, I was feeling pretty good, my inner thighs were beginning to warm up. I could feel it.

10 minutes on the treadmill. 4.5% incline at a speed of 4.0km/h. I can’t remember the distance I covered, but walking the incline made my legs feel toasty. I didn’t get breathless, I just walked.

5 minutes on a side stepper thing. Level 6. I covered 1.81km. This machine is a bitch. I don’t like this machine and I can’t ever imagine that we will get on. It’s like sticky skating (a roller derby term for skating without actually lifting your skates off the floor), it’s been so long since I was on skates that my body has forgotten how to move. My thighs and my arse were beginning to burn. It wasn’t a painful burn though.

Rowing machine. I had to row 1000m. I did it in 5 mins and 12 secs. I love the rowing machine, always have. My hips and legs however, they didn’t like it. At all. My hips were getting tight and the burning amplified. I could feel the wobbly legs and my hips beginning to twitch and stuff. I did it though. I slammed it.

Leg press. 3 sets of 12 reps @50kg. These were quite hard today, I actually pulled a face as I was pushing up the last reps. It felt good though.

Cable bicep curls. 3.75kg for 3 sets of 12. I only managed one set of 12 and 2 sets of 10. These were hard. It was at this point I realised that the left side of my body is so much weaker than my right side. Which is kid of obvious as my right side is my dominant side. But these were hard. I am hoping I will be able to bicep curl a bit more than that by the end of the year.

Leg Curl. 3 sets of 12 reps @ 25kg. This contraption is just evil. Trying to get my legs in the correct position was comical, then actually using it was hard. Trying to make sure the weights didn’t clunk back down. Making sure that I didn’t lock my knees out and controlling the curl. Either way, it’s mean. I don’t like it. It’s mean.

Shoulder Press.  3 sets of 12 reps @ 12.5kg. Again this is was a nasty one. I managed one set of 12, then two sets of 10. It was hard, again the weakness on my left side was prominent. I had to push harder for my left side than I did my right. My left arm was shaking and really didn’t want to do any more.

Chest press. 3 sets of 12 @ 15kg. These felt normal, really good. Left arm was tired because of the other weight things but hey, I did them. I like the chest press.

Recline bike. 10 minutes as a cool down. My legs were now burning and all I could think of was not falling off the damn thing when I got off.

Overall, a bloody good workout was had, I didn’t fall down the stairs from the gym. I didn’t fall off any equipment and I made it through the workout without spewing. All a bonus.

Today was a good day, tomorrow when the aches and pains kick in, well, that may be a different story 😉



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