Living Maintenance - Maintainers Moving Through Winter: The Sequel




saef
02-02-2014, 08:59 AM
It's February, which means it's like that moment when you realize your workout is about halfway done, and your chances of getting through the whole thing as planned are looking good.

There's still a ways to go, but look how far we've come.

It's the time of practicing, keeping going, seeing the completed workouts adding up to something.

There's still time to start anew, too, in this dormant period when you can quietly work on yourself and on making better choices.

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTfkn6QyO-EX1XyW88YxHT546JxRCP1IE_8i9Ru39MaioIKepde

We are maintainers moving in February.


CherryPie99
02-02-2014, 09:47 AM
February 1: 50 minutes weight lifting (lats and delts)
1 hour Yoga DVD (Baron Baptiste)

mars735
02-02-2014, 11:31 AM
The gorgeous photo makes me think of Robert Frost. Thanks for the inspirational words, saef. February in SF bay area has begun with an unexpected & welcome storm this am. Fingers crossed it's a harbinger of more to come.

10 biceps curls 4 lb weights.
Zumba Fitness DVD Cumbia 15 min


Secret Swan
02-02-2014, 01:35 PM
Feb. 1: YAYOG pull day
3 mile run
2 mile walk

saef
02-02-2014, 03:14 PM
Saturday, 1 February:

60 minute spin class with one weight interval
Some step-ups, just trying them out


Sunday, 2 February:

30 minutes StairMaster, the usual, with the usual wiped-out feeling at the end
30 minutes shoulders, biceps & triceps routine
30 minute leg workout, with the lunges making more sense to me after trying the stepup yesterday -- finally figured out about the stationery leg

traveling michele
02-02-2014, 05:15 PM
The gorgeous photo makes me think of Robert Frost. Thanks for the inspirational words, saef. February in SF bay area has begun with an unexpected & welcome storm this am. Fingers crossed it's a harbinger of more to come.

10 biceps curls 4 lb weights.
Zumba Fitness DVD Cumbia 15 min

I'm also in the Bay Area. Wonder if we are neighbors?:D

traveling michele
02-02-2014, 05:18 PM
Feb. 1: 100 minutes bikram yoga after going to Napa. Really didn't want to go but I did!

Feb. 2: 100 minutes bikram yoga.... Very crowded pre Super Bowl class. I had every intention on staying for the next class but my back is sore and I have tons to do! Trying to help dh celebrate hid birthday so I didn't feel right being gone all day.

Totals:
2 workouts
200 minutes

mars735
02-02-2014, 05:26 PM
I'm also in the Bay Area. Wonder if we are neighbors?:D

Hope you're enjoying the rain Michele! I'm curled up here near Richardson Bay with a good book (The Goldfinch), planning on deploying a new pilates dvd this evening. :wave:

CherryPie99
02-02-2014, 07:00 PM
February 2: 14 miles running treadmill incline 2% (2:04:17)
30 minutes foam rolling

And, though not formal exercise, it FINALLY got warm enough for me to kick the chickens out of their coop, so I could shovel all the litter and poop around and lay out a new layer of shavings!

Come on SPRING!!

krampus
02-03-2014, 01:10 PM
Feb 1: Rest day

Feb 2: 7 mile jog with roommate. She goes a lot slower than I normally would so this took almost an hour and a half. I sprinted the last half mile.

traveling michele
02-03-2014, 05:46 PM
Hope you're enjoying the rain Michele! I'm curled up here near Richardson Bay with a good book (The Goldfinch), planning on deploying a new pilates dvd this evening. :wave:

Hmmm... as I don't know where that is we must not be very close neighbors. I've lived in CA for 8 years but am very geographically challenged so if it isn't nearby, I probably don't know where it is!:dizzy:

CherryPie99
02-03-2014, 07:24 PM
February 3: 50 minutes weight lifting (shoulders chest triceps)
30 minutes foam rolling
P90X Kenpo DVD

I hope no one minds me placing a gratuitous pic here - but I have to say I'm pretty happy with my shoulders at this point...

http://i61.tinypic.com/23jfy52.jpg

saef
02-03-2014, 08:54 PM
Jen, they look great, and I'll bet they work great, too. What are you lifting now? You'd fit right in at the gym in Liverpool with the serious female weight training going on, even though I know you do all of your workouts at home.

Monday, Feb. 3rd:

About 30 minutes on the treadmill. Not a very good run, again alternating, from 4.7 mph for 10 minutes, a minute rest, then 5.0 for five minutes, 5.3 for three minutes, back to 4.7 for five minutes, 5.0, and 5.4, all with a minute of walking between. And when I was done, I felt really done, and I walked home feeling defeated by the treadmill and by the slush, ice and the six inches of snow that fell today.

krampus
02-03-2014, 09:34 PM
Feb 3: 15 minutes treadmill running, 15 minutes stair stepping, DB bench press, lat pull downs, chin-ups, roman chair leg raises

mars735
02-03-2014, 11:01 PM
Wow, great picture CherryPie!

CherryPie99
02-04-2014, 09:26 AM
Jen, they look great, and I'll bet they work great, too. What are you lifting now? You'd fit right in at the gym in Liverpool with the serious female weight training going on, even though I know you do all of your workouts at home.


Since I use the Bowflex a lot it's kind of hard for me to know exactly what I'm lifting because even though the rods say certain weights, I know that it is much easier to pull those then if I was using "real" weights. For example I did bench presses and used a total of 140 pounds, but I'm sure I couldn't really bench press that.

Last night I did use a regular barbell and did 3 sets of 12 military presses at 40 pounds. I also did Arnold presses with 15 pound dumbbells and front shoulder raises with 15 pounds. It doesn't sound that heavy, but clearly it's working.

Wish I didn't have the dreaded BAT WINGS - my triceps are in there - I swear!!

Jen

saef
02-04-2014, 09:54 AM
Tuesday, Feb. 4th:

Trudging through ice and slush in the dark to the gym, and thank goodness for YakTrax strapped to the soles of my boots. It stopped snowing yesterday around 6 PM but it's a mess out there.

30 minutes StairMaster, the usual, with the usual results
60 minutes shoulders, biceps, triceps -- okay, the bench pressing is going PRETTY badly and it's because of my ischial tuberosity issues, because when I sink back on the bench holding the barbell, it HURTS! because of all the weight balanced momentarily on my butt. And that seems to take a lot out of me, even though I am using a different set of muscles to do the press.

I think I have to stop benching and do pushups instead till this heals.

krampus
02-04-2014, 10:52 AM
Feb 4: Smith machine squats, DB Arnold curl/presses, bench dips, calf raises, body weight squats, lat pulldowns, 2/3 of a mile on the treadmill.

traveling michele
02-04-2014, 11:51 AM
Feb. 1: 100 minutes bikram yoga after going to Napa. Really didn't want to go but I did!

Feb. 2: 100 minutes bikram yoga.... Very crowded pre Super Bowl class. I had every intention on staying for the next class but my back is sore and I have tons to do! Trying to help dh celebrate hid birthday so I didn't feel right being gone all day.

Totals:
2 workouts
200 minutes

Jen-- Amazing pic! I see zero bat wings!!

Feb. 3: 604 feet rope at the gym, 60 minutes Body Pump class. I forced myself to weight train rather than yoga and my back is killing me today plus I have very sore muscles! Hope to work it out in Yoga tonight.

Totals:
3 workouts
265 minutes

CherryPie99
02-04-2014, 08:48 PM
February 4: P90X Core Synergistics (57 mins)
7 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:01:57)
30 minutes foam rolling

joyofsix
02-05-2014, 08:44 AM
Need to catch up-
Feb 1-yoga, weights
Feb2-ran, push ups
Feb3-ran, push-ups
Won't be running today unless they push the 10" of snow off the road. I'll probably revert to yoga and my weights I have at home.

You guys do some killer workouts. I feel like a lightweight.

Secret Swan
02-05-2014, 09:25 AM
Feb 2: YAYOG, walking
Feb. 3 YAYOG, run after work(with co-workers, so slow jog ten minutes, walk one minute, repeat x 4)
Feb. 4: 3 mile run
Feb. 5 YAYOG

traveling michele
02-05-2014, 11:35 AM
Feb 2: YAYOG, walking
Feb. 3 YAYOG, run after work(with co-workers, so slow jog ten minutes, walk one minute, repeat x 4)
Feb. 4: 3 mile run
Feb. 5 YAYOG

What is YAYOG? :D

traveling michele
02-05-2014, 11:36 AM
Jen-- Amazing pic! I see zero bat wings!!

Feb. 3: 604 feet rope at the gym, 60 minutes Body Pump class. I forced myself to weight train rather than yoga and my back is killing me today plus I have very sore muscles! Hope to work it out in Yoga tonight.

Totals:
3 workouts
265 minutes

Feb. 4: 100 minutes HOT bikram yoga-- after class a gal looked at the temp and it was 108. Could explain my drop in weight this morning....

Totals:
4 workouts
365 minutes

krampus
02-05-2014, 12:40 PM
February 5: 20 minutes on arc trainer, 10 minutes treadmill running, 100 glute bridges with 45# plate.

I have a snow day today so if inspiration strikes I may do some core/mobility work

saef
02-05-2014, 03:53 PM
YAYOG = You Are Your Own Gym

It's a bodyweight thing. I know coworkers who do it in hotel rooms/gyms while traveling.

CherryPie99
02-05-2014, 07:44 PM
February 5: P90X 2 Yoga (66 mins)
60 minutes weight lifting (legs and back)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
02-05-2014, 10:07 PM
Wednesday, Feb. 5th:

Trudging through the aftermath of a snowstorm and a tension-ridden day to the gym for a spin class that was surprisingly well-attended by other shut-ins who just couldn't stand it anymore.

45 minute spin class, a tough one

Secret Swan
02-06-2014, 01:29 AM
Yup, YAYOG is You Are Your Own Gym. It's a book, but I just have the app. I love it. It doesn't take much time, and I can do it at home, which us important to me because I am both poor and lazy. Getting myself to a gym is a big stumbling block. Though if the body weight exercises ever stop being challenging I might have to figure out the gym thing. Meanwhile I can just roll out of bed and go, brushing my teeth during the rest periods.

saef
02-06-2014, 09:23 AM
Thursday, Feb. 6th:

A good day on the treadmill, despite my bad mood, or maybe because of it, which made me determined to beat up this insensible object.

25 minutes straight running at 4.8 mph, solely due to mind over matter, since I have the breath for it, even though I have a wonky lead-footed gait

Then deadlifts: first 75 lbs, then 95 lbs. Perhaps not a good idea since now my butt hurts again.

traveling michele
02-06-2014, 11:46 AM
Feb. 4: 100 minutes HOT bikram yoga-- after class a gal looked at the temp and it was 108. Could explain my drop in weight this morning....

Totals:
4 workouts
365 minutes

Feb. 5: 100 minutes bikram yoga. I was quite distracted by my own mind in class which made the class more difficult than necessary. Hopefully I will have a more peaceful class today.

Totals:
5 workouts
465 minutes

CherryPie99
02-06-2014, 08:06 PM
February 6: 7 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:01:41)
30 minutes foam rolling

Secret Swan
02-07-2014, 01:12 AM
Feb. 6: YAYOG in the morning. Cancelled my run because it was too cold, then got a friend to bring me to the Y as a guest tonight and got it done on the treadmill! Faster than outdoors, but the treadmill is easier, so I think it evens out.

saef
02-07-2014, 11:47 AM
Friday, Feb. 7th:

30 minute StairMaster, the usual
60 minutes back & biceps routine

I wish I could forget about the scale, as everyone advises on strength training.

joyofsix
02-07-2014, 01:21 PM
Weather is killing me. We got 12 of snow. Yes, shoveling was my workout. It took forever. Today we started at -13 and we're now up to 1. That means I'm writing this while on the treadmill. Yoga to follow.

traveling michele
02-07-2014, 04:36 PM
Feb. 5: 100 minutes bikram yoga. I was quite distracted by my own mind in class which made the class more difficult than necessary. Hopefully I will have a more peaceful class today.

Totals:
5 workouts
465 minutes

Feb. 6: 100 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
6 workouts
565 minutes

CherryPie99
02-07-2014, 08:16 PM
February 7: Bob Harper: Pure Burn Super Strength (66 mins)
7 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:02:55)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
02-08-2014, 12:32 PM
Saturday, Feb. 8th:

60 minute spin class, with me peddling diligently through the weight and resistance band intervals, because my wrist is sore and I don't want to mess with it

silverbirch
02-08-2014, 01:12 PM
Saturday, Feb. 8th:

60 minute spin class, with me peddling diligently through the weight and resistance band intervals, because my wrist is sore and I don't want to mess with it

saef, just for info - is that how you spell it in US Eng? Like meddle? BrEng spells it pedalling - which has come up with red dots underneath it so it must be odd to the 3FC spellchecker. How do you spell the thing you put your foot on? Peddle? For us, it's pedal.

Thanks. As you were. :cool: Love the language.

And sorry about your wrist. Support bandage?

bargoo
02-08-2014, 01:52 PM
I think pedal is right.

CherryPie99
02-08-2014, 08:16 PM
February 8: 60 minutes weight lifting (late, delta, biceps)
P90X 3 Isometric (30 mins)
P90X 3 Pilates (30 minutes)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
02-09-2014, 03:48 PM
Birchie, you're right, I did not spell that correctly. It's a homophone. In U.S. English, it would be pedaling, with a single "l." Peddling would mean I was trying to sell various wares in spin class. I am not one of those women who "do crafts" or try to make pin money on Etsy, so that my choice of verb was inaccurate.

Sunday, Feb. 9th:

30 minutes StairMaster, just a little easier than on a Friday, still tough
30 minutes shoulders, biceps & triceps routine
30 minutes leg routine

CherryPie99
02-09-2014, 08:30 PM
February 9: 13 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:55:55)
Bryan Kest Power Yoga (60 mins)
30 minutes foam rolling

Secret Swan
02-09-2014, 11:13 PM
Feb. 8 YAYOG. Supposed to run, but didn't because it just kept snowing!
Feb. 9 YAYOG, spent the day skiing. It was supposed to be my YAYOG rest day, but I felt bad about not running, yet not bad enough to brave the snow and cold like the tough woman I wish I were. So I did my quick little workout, then went skiing for the first time in about a decade. I'm not sure how much of a workout it was (the way I ski), but hey--walking around the lodge in ski boots sure felt like it should count for something. And my legs are tired and knees hurt. So it counts as exercise.

traveling michele
02-10-2014, 11:29 AM
Feb. 6: 100 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
6 workouts
565 minutes

Feb. 7: 100 minutes Bikram Yoga

Feb. 8: went to the gym first-- 712 feet on the rope pull, followed by 60 minutes Spin class. Then I went to bikram yoga for a very hot and humid 100 minute class:carrot::carrot:

Feb. 9: another very hot and humid bikram yoga class-- 100 minutes

Totals:
10 workouts
925 minutes

saef
02-10-2014, 11:40 AM
Monday, Feb.10th:

Another surprisingly good run on the treadmill, doing intervals of five minutes at 5.3, one minute walking at 3.6, and then finally at 5.6, my target pace, till I passed the 5K mark. Of course my overall time was something like 40 minutes.

Trudging to the gym daily through the snow and ice, no matter what, feels like a heroic act for which I deserve some kind of reward. But it means little since I've been eating more than usual due to being tapped indoors all day and undoubtedly due to some atavistic survival instinct.

krampus
02-10-2014, 12:40 PM
Feb 7: Deadlifts, KB squats, DB bench press, DB shoulder press, glute bridges with 45# plates, planks, DB side lunges

Feb 8: 2 miles treadmill running, assisted chinups and dips, bench dips, DB bent over rows, DB renegade rows

Feb 9: nada

Feb 10: 2.43 miles in 20:00 on treadmill, lat pulldowns, 12 min on arc trainer.

CherryPie99
02-10-2014, 07:55 PM
February 10: P90X Plyometrics
55 minutes weight lifting (chest shoulders triceps)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
02-11-2014, 11:12 AM
Tuesday, Feb. 11th:

30 minutes StairMaster, bearable, not exhausting. I had a good night's sleep and maybe the leg work is helping
60 minutes chest, shoulders & triceps routine

Accepting that for now, I can only bench-press the 70lb barbell for six or seven consecutive reps, rather than 10, as with the 60lb barbell. Reminding myself I'm going for higher weight, fewer reps. I feel guilty over fewer reps.

traveling michele
02-11-2014, 11:16 AM
Feb. 7: 100 minutes Bikram Yoga

Feb. 8: went to the gym first-- 712 feet on the rope pull, followed by 60 minutes Spin class. Then I went to bikram yoga for a very hot and humid 100 minute class:carrot::carrot:

Feb. 9: another very hot and humid bikram yoga class-- 100 minutes

Totals:
10 workouts
925 minutes

Feb. 10: 100 minutes Bikram Yoga... normally my weights day but I didn't dare risk it with my sciatica flaring up. Went to the chiropractor after so hopefully I'll have some relief soon.

Totals:
11 workouts
1025 minutes

krampus
02-11-2014, 11:47 AM
Feb 11: 20 min stairs, bench dips, DB shoulder presses/Arnolds/curls, 5 min treadmill speed cooldown (0.65 miles in 5:00)

Planning to attack again this evening. I have been overeating every day and am feeling gross. Very long PMS this month!

CherryPie99
02-11-2014, 08:16 PM
February 11: 60 minutes core/a work (including 300 push-ups and 750 crunches)
7 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:01:40)
30 minutes foam rolling

krampus
02-12-2014, 12:33 PM
Feb 11 PM: Didn't make it to the gym. Flopped around on the floor stretching and doing some bicycles and the like.

Feb 12: Leg day. Squats, deadlifts (pulled 145!), calf raises, planks.

CherryPie99
02-12-2014, 07:17 PM
February 12: 8 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:11:04)
60 minutes yoga (Baron Baptiste Power Yoga DVD)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
02-13-2014, 10:20 AM
Wednesday, Feb. 12th:

45 minute spin class, the tough one, with my left foot actually hurting me in the big toe joint from standing sprints, and the instructor playing songs about heartbreak -- for Valentine's Day, she said

Thursday, Feb. 13th:

35 minute treadmill run, doing intervals, first 6.0 for three minutes, then walking 3.6, then 6.0 for two minutes, then 6.0 for one minute, so I got my 5K in the area of 39 minutes & change.

Deadlifting just 95 pounds, and this isn't difficult, I can do multiple reps, so again, I'm gonna have to remind myself, it's not about how many reps, it's about higher weights

krampus
02-13-2014, 10:38 AM
Feb 13: 20 min on arc trainer. Then had to rush to get to work in the @$%^@&$@ snow.

Saw a car off the road where I slid off a month or so ago, in the exact same place, with a bunch of damage. They were less fortunate.

traveling michele
02-13-2014, 11:26 AM
Feb. 10: 100 minutes Bikram Yoga... normally my weights day but I didn't dare risk it with my sciatica flaring up. Went to the chiropractor after so hopefully I'll have some relief soon.

Totals:
11 workouts
1025 minutes

Feb. 11: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Feb. 12: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
13 workouts
1225 minutes

CherryPie99
02-13-2014, 07:17 PM
February 13: 60 minute Cardio Hip-Hop DVD
30 minutes foam rolling
60 minutes weight lifting (legs and back)

saef
02-14-2014, 12:05 PM
Friday, Valentine's Day

30 minute StairMaster, difficult again, where I thought I'd quit, and didn't
60 minutes back & biceps routine, with one of the trainers stopping to give me tips on assisted pullups. Apparently when I get tired, I stick my butt out. Also I drop down too low, with my arms fully extended, before pulling up, which makes it harder.

CherryPie99
02-14-2014, 08:21 PM
February 14: p90X 2 Yoga (66 minutes)
7 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:01:13)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
02-15-2014, 02:44 PM
Saturday, Feb. 15th:

60 minutes spin class, with me peddling and not doing the weight intervals, and planning never to do them again, after what I've been reading online about unsafe spin class manuevers
60 minutes Pilates mat class, my first time back in three weeks, now that my butt is no longer sore. Oh how I felt that time away. Except for plank, which I am okay at, mostly because it's like a pushup only you don't have to do any pushing.

silverbirch
02-15-2014, 04:40 PM
No, don't do them, saef, if they're dangerous.

Jen, I've just done about 10 or 15 minutes foam rolling and I plan to carry on each evening. It really helped to know that you're over there also doing it and presumably you built up to 30 minutes. Have you developed a routine or do you just do it where you think you're tight? Has it / does it improve things for you?

CherryPie99
02-15-2014, 05:25 PM
I started by foam rolling 5 minutes - it was all I could take at first!

Now I wouldn't say I have a routine, per se - I usually start by foam rolling my Achilles because I am still battling tendonitis there. That hurts like he!! I then move up and liberally foam roll my calves and then hamstrings. The hamstrings sometimes get lots of attention and sometimes not much - it depends how tight they are. Then it's time for both IT Bands. I have been really lucky this year knock on wood - that the SEVERE issues I had with them last year have not materialized, but I live in fear that they will "go bad" again. I usually do my quads, although they rarely have issues.

Then the inside of my hips and lower back. I don't always do my upper body, but sometimes do my lats. Then , to finish, I use a lacrosse ball to do my feet and sometimes to dig really deep into my IT bands if they are really bothering me.

Where are you focusing? What bothers you the most?

CherryPie99
02-15-2014, 08:33 PM
February 15: 50 minutes weight lifting (lats, delts, biceps)
60 minute Yoga DVD (Bryan Kest Power Yoga II)
30 minutes foam rolling

traveling michele
02-16-2014, 11:46 AM
Feb. 11: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Feb. 12: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
13 workouts
1225 minutes

Sticking with bikram for now as it doesn't seem to aggravate my back.

Feb. 13: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Feb. 14: surprisingly full bikram class on Valentines Day. 100 minutes

Feb. 15: back to back bikram yoga classes. I really struggled in the second class. Debating trying it again today with my new yoga outfit I bought yesterday as my reward!:carrot: 100 minutes bikram yoga x2

Totals:
17 workouts
1625 minutes

saef
02-16-2014, 01:09 PM
Sunday, Feb. 16th:

30 minutes StairMaster, difficult but not completely exhausting
45 minutes shoulders, chest & triceps workout
30 minutes leg routine

My legs are quite done in today and I am RAVENOUSLY hungry.

CherryPie99
02-16-2014, 05:36 PM
February 16: 14 miles running treadmill incline 2% (2:02:39)
30 minutes foam rolling
60 minute yoga DVD

mars735
02-16-2014, 09:07 PM
After a few weeks of foam-rolling a very tight IT band (thanks CherryPie!), I ventured onto the elliptical for a whopping 10 minutes, listening to the Beach Boys. Did a set of arm curls with 5 lbs wts--black ones, not pink :D. Then home and more foam rolling. Fingers crossed my hip will stay happy. It felt indescribably wonderful to be in motion.

saef
02-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Monday, Feb. 17th

An achy knee kept me off the treadmill today & on a lower-impact machine

60 minutes elliptical, resistance at 9, random intervals, alternating backward & forward
60 minute Pilates mat class, which I don't usually get to, but I had Presidents' Day off
Deadlifting 100 pounds

Done, done, done and done in

CherryPie99
02-17-2014, 08:20 PM
February 17: 60 minutes weight lifting (Triceps chest and shoulders)
P90X Kempo (58 minutes)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
02-18-2014, 09:52 AM
Tuesday, Feb. 18th:

Just 21 minutes on the Stairmaster, as I knew I'd never get through those killer last 9 minutes -- my legs are still weak from yesterday
60 minutes shoulders, chest and triceps routine
I can definitely only bench the 70-lb barbell for about six to seven consecutive reps
Calf raises on the Smith machine, which felt as though they loosened up my hamstrings and backside a little

krampus
02-18-2014, 10:47 AM
Friday, Saturday, Sunday - rest days

Feb 17: 4 x 25 KB deadlifts (45#), planks, lat pulldowns, 1.88 miles in 15:00 on treadmill, 18 min on stair stepper, backwards incline treadmill walking.

Feb 18: 1 mile in 8:32 on treadmill, DB triceps extensions, bent over DB rows, DB bench press, planks, 15 min on arc trainer

traveling michele
02-18-2014, 11:35 AM
Sticking with bikram for now as it doesn't seem to aggravate my back.

Feb. 13: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Feb. 14: surprisingly full bikram class on Valentines Day. 100 minutes

Feb. 15: back to back bikram yoga classes. I really struggled in the second class. Debating trying it again today with my new yoga outfit I bought yesterday as my reward!:carrot: 100 minutes bikram yoga x2

Totals:
17 workouts
1625 minutes

Feb. 16: wanted to do back to back bikram but my back started killing me about 2/3 through class so it didn't happen. 100 minutes bikram yoga

Feb. 17: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
19 workouts
1825 minutes

silverbirch
02-18-2014, 03:41 PM
Where are you focusing? What bothers you the most?

Thanks for asking. My hips are tight so I'm doing them (front, sides and back - glutes, I suppose). ITB. Quads. Calves but I can't manage to do them with the foam roller so I do the pushing against a tree kind of exercise (calf and soleus). Ankles and feet although they're a lot better at the moment (they were terrible at Christmas). I rub my feet hard every morning stretching out the fascia, press on the lumpy bits around the heel and pull the heel to and fro. I circle my ankles for ages in the evening and now my L ankle has much more range of motion (my R has always been a bit better).

And. I've also got the buzzing across the pubic bone drama. Not always but frequently. I think it's to do with the psoas so I'm hoping that it will go away as things loosen up. I like shortwave radio but not there.

I'd better get changed and get down on the floor.

CherryPie99
02-18-2014, 04:25 PM
Sounds like you're making a lot of progress!! You may want to try a lacrosse ball for your feet and calves - you can really dig in with one of those suckers and it does seem to mimic what the foam roller does.

Even if you just sit on the floor (if you can) and rest your calves with all their weight on the foam roller, that will help.

Jen

silverbirch
02-18-2014, 04:35 PM
Thanks. That means a lot from a pro!

Yes, I can do the resting the calves on the roller thing but I can't support my body on my hands and move back and forth. My wrists hate it.

I've tried with different balls but they keep pinging out and rolling away! I'll try again. No lax ball here but there is a golf ball and a tennis ball.

Do you find you have to keep your floor really clean? The first night I did it I got a splinter in my wrist (the best space is in front of the wood burner). It's a dangerous business, keeping fit.

CherryPie99
02-18-2014, 07:28 PM
No issue with splinters! We are all carpet!

February 18: P90X Core Synergistics (58 minutes)
7 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:01:03)
30 minutes foam rolling

krampus
02-19-2014, 02:42 PM
Feb 19: 10 min treadmill running, 30 min stair stepping

CherryPie99
02-19-2014, 08:16 PM
February 19: P90X Legs and Back (58 minutes)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
02-20-2014, 08:55 AM
Wednesday, Feb. 19th:

45 minute spin class, a hard one, though I think I'm beginning to feel my added leg work day pay off

Thursday, Feb. 20th:

Another 5K of more than 38 minutes on the treadmill, running for 10 minutes straight at 5.3, then alternating walking with two minutes at 5.6, then 5.3 again and finally the last minute at 6.0.

Once again four sets of five deadlifts at 100 lbs., and I'm ready to go higher. I have got to get out of this "more reps is better" and go for higher weight.

And back to the gym at night for 60 minute Pilates mat class. Still trying to get back to where I was three weeks ago. Teacher said I'm flinging myself too much in rollups where I used to do them with more fluidity. (Mind you, "used to" was just a month ago!) She says core & abs is a "high maintenance" area and it's easy to regress, which is depressing.

I may get in an extra class tomorrow morning -- the yoga teacher's out for the 9:30 AM class, so there will be Pilates in that time slot instead, & I have a quiet day scheduled at work & may play hooky & sneak out to Pilates. As I said, I'm determined to get back to where I was ... about seven missed classes ago.

traveling michele
02-20-2014, 11:36 AM
Feb. 16: wanted to do back to back bikram but my back started killing me about 2/3 through class so it didn't happen. 100 minutes bikram yoga

Feb. 17: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
19 workouts
1825 minutes

Feb. 18: more bikram-- 100 minutes

Feb. 19: and more bikram-- 100 minutes-- 16 days straight at bikram

Totals:
21 workouts
2025 minutes

CherryPie99
02-20-2014, 12:01 PM
Once again four sets of five deadlifts at 100 lbs., and I'm ready to go higher. I have got to get out of this "more reps is better" and go for higher weight.

I'll try to find that article, saef, but there was recently a study done that indicates except for when you are trying to build LARGE muscles rapidly that more reps at lower weight might actually be more beneficial, especially for women, then low reps at extremely high weight.

FWIW, almost every exercise I do, I do 3 sets of 12 rather then try to kill myself and lift really heavy for only a few reps, and I have pretty good muscle tone...

Jen

CherryPie99
02-20-2014, 07:22 PM
February 20: 7.18 miles running OUTSIDE (58:08)
45 minutes core and ab work
30 Minutes foam rolling

traveling michele
02-21-2014, 11:45 AM
Feb. 18: more bikram-- 100 minutes

Feb. 19: and more bikram-- 100 minutes-- 16 days straight at bikram

Totals:
21 workouts
2025 minutes


Feb. 20: 100 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
22 workouts
2125 minutes

saef
02-21-2014, 12:49 PM
Friday, Feb. 21st:

30 minutes on the StairMaster, as usual, and it was of course a killer
60 minutes back & biceps
60 minutes Pilates mat class, easier than usual because this was a substitute for the absent yoga instructor's class, so it was mostly yoga devotees who hadn't done Pilates before

krampus
02-21-2014, 01:35 PM
2/21: Rushed 20 min AM workout. Leg press, bench dips, barbell face pulls/rows, 100 jump squats, planks

CherryPie99
02-21-2014, 08:24 PM
February 21: 6.25 miles running treadmill incline 2% (54:47) AND then we noticed a HUGE crease in the treadmill belt!!!! WTF?
So - 10 minutes elliptical - ramp angle 30% resistance of 5
P90X 2 Yoga (66 minutes)
30 minutes foam rolling

CherryPie99
02-22-2014, 05:34 PM
February 22: 60 minutes weight lifting (lats delts biceps)
4 miles walking with dogs (1:02:54)
P90X 2 Yoga (66 mins)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
02-22-2014, 08:42 PM
Saturday, Feb. 22nd:

60 minute spin class, me skipping the weight intervals again, hoping the instructor doesn't say anything to me about this. I do all the moves except the weights and resistance bands, and during those, I just sit & peddle hard at a decent resistance. I think I am actually getting a better workout this way.
60 minute Pilates mat class. Okay, it's been four Pilates classes in seven days, and I have nearly gotten my mojo back, and I'm gonna drop back to my usual twice a week.

And walking around midtown and the west side this afternoon, where there is no snow. None. I mean, yeah, some tiny icy dirty ridges right along the tops of the curbs, but nothing else, not in the streets, not on the sidewalks. Amazing what public works money can buy.

mars735
02-23-2014, 11:10 AM
Yoga class 75 min. Wed going for eval with Iyengar yoga practitioner to address my hip issue. I dislike spinning, the the only cardio exercise that my hip tolerates.

traveling michele
02-23-2014, 11:36 AM
Feb. 20: 100 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
22 workouts
2125 minutes

Feb. 21: 90 minutes bikram yoga. I had to leave class early to get ready for my school's dinner auction.

Feb. 22: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Y'all have inspired me to try swimming again. I was debating whether I should get in the pool first or buy goggles first. I decided to order goggles so I better get in the pool when they come!

Totals:

24 workouts
2315 minutes

saef
02-23-2014, 01:03 PM
Sunday, Feb. 23rd:

30 minutes on the Stairmaster
45 minute shoulders, biceps & triceps routine
45 minute legs, oh mama, and now I want to go lie down, rather than stand up in my kitchen, doing food prep for the week.

CherryPie99
02-23-2014, 08:36 PM
February 23: 14.06 miles running (1:50:40)
30 minutes foam rolling
Rodney Yee Yoga Burn DVD (60 minutes)

krampus
02-24-2014, 04:18 PM
2/22: Epic lifting day. 20 min arc trainer warmup, deadlifts (pulled 155!!!), barbell squats for the first time in a rack, glute bridges, DB bench press, DB Arnolds/shoulder press, bench dips, barbell overhead press, planks.

2/23: Rest day

2/24: 2.05 miles in 17:00, 8 min on arc trainer. Rushed cardio.

CherryPie99
02-24-2014, 07:19 PM
February 24: P90X 3 - MMX (30 minutes)
P90X 3 - Dynamix (30 minutes)
60 minutes weight lifting (shoulders chest triceps)
30minutes foam rolling

saef
02-25-2014, 12:09 PM
Monday, Feb. 24th:

About 38 minutes on a crappy treadmill in the gym that everyone avoids, because all the others were full, running at speeds ranging from 5.3 to 4.3, with one-minute walk breaks at 3.5, not a good session at all, as it profoundly shook my belief that these twice-weekly treadmill sessions are improving my running
5 x 5 deadlifts at 100 lbs, ready to go higher
Calf raises at 50 lbs

CherryPie99
02-25-2014, 08:27 PM
February 25: 7.09 miles running (55:01)
50 minutes ab and core work
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
02-26-2014, 09:35 AM
Tuesday, Feb. 25th:

60 minute shoulders, chest & triceps routine
30 minutes StairMaster, easier than usual, maybe because my legs were warmed up from weights and my calves weren't tight at all? The secret seems to be in the hamstrings & glutes on this machine.

traveling michele
02-26-2014, 11:32 AM
Feb. 21: 90 minutes bikram yoga. I had to leave class early to get ready for my school's dinner auction.

Feb. 22: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Y'all have inspired me to try swimming again. I was debating whether I should get in the pool first or buy goggles first. I decided to order goggles so I better get in the pool when they come!

Totals:

24 workouts
2315 minutes

Feb. 23: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Feb. 24: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Feb. 25: 100 minutes bikram yoga-- did some foam rolling in the evening which I've been forgetting to do!


Totals:
27 workouts
2615 minutes

krampus
02-26-2014, 11:38 AM
2/25: 100 jump squats, 12 minutes on stair stepper, lat pulldowns, 100 roman chair leg raises

2/26: 10 min stair stepper, 2.0 miles in 16:53 on treadmill.

CherryPie99
02-26-2014, 06:23 PM
February 26: 10 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:28:43)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
02-27-2014, 06:57 AM
Wednesday, Feb. 26th:

60 minutes elliptical, random intervals, resistance from 3-13 (set at 9), alternating forward & backward, tough, but just over 6 miles

Thursday, Feb. 27th:

Running on treadmill, 10 minutes straight at 5.0, then alternating 3.5 and different speeds, from 5.0 to 5.3 to 6.0, so about 39 minutes to go 5K

60 minute Pilates mat class

traveling michele
02-27-2014, 11:17 AM
Feb. 23: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Feb. 24: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Feb. 25: 100 minutes bikram yoga-- did some foam rolling in the evening which I've been forgetting to do!


Totals:
27 workouts
2615 minutes

Feb. 26: 100 minutes bikram yoga. I've been 23 days in a row!:carrot: My back is feeling much better but it's still not 100% so I'm still hesitant to go back to the gym. Hopefully this weekend....

Totals:
28 workouts
2715 minutes

CherryPie99
02-27-2014, 08:10 PM
February 27: P90X2 Yoga (66 mins)
50 minutes weight lifting (legs and back)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
02-28-2014, 10:50 AM
Friday, Feb. 28th:

30 minutes StairMaster, not bad till the last killer eight minutes
60 minutes back & bicep routine

krampus
02-28-2014, 02:48 PM
2/28 AM: 1 mile in 7:53, 4 x 8 Smith machine squats, 3 x 5 barbell deadlifts, lat pulldowns, DB bench press, DB shoulder press/Arnolds, 50 KB deadlifts, planks

CherryPie99
02-28-2014, 07:37 PM
February 28: 7.25 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:02:48)
30 minutes foam rolling

February running total: 142.75 miles!!
YTD: 286