I promise not to bore you with class detail. I would hate to read about… I would hate to hear about it… I would hate to write about it…. So we are not going to!
Since I did a long run on Sunday, I took yesterday off from running. I really wanted to get some sweaty-time in however, so I turned to my friend Josh here on campus who is also a masters student… but more importantly he is a nationally recognized Jiu Jitsu fighter. He place in the Pan American games last year and competes all throughout the United States. He is built like a ROCK.
I have never met anyone as strong as he is! Anyways, we love sharing workout advice and I told him I wanted a hard, short ARMS ONLY workout. He ended up just going to the gym with me 🙂
I want this shirt….
We did 4 sets of 4 exercises; 12-15 reps each. Each time the last 4 reps were to the point of exhaustion…
-Dumbell Bench Press 25#
-Inclined Dumbell Press 20#
-Body weight Dips
He held my legs on the Dips– Usually I can get the body-weight dips on my own, but after the total of 8 sets of 15 reps of Bench Press/Inclined Press…. I was lucky to be able to hold myself up on the dips!!
The workout took us about 20-25 mins, and I can say that I could barely stick-shift in my car driving home!!
I realized that 15 reps X 16 sets= 240 lifts. Whoa!
I am still keeping up with me 100 push ups/ day… but to be honest I am not sure if I can do it today after yesterdays arms! Josh said to instead do 100 pull ups. I said there is NO WAY I can do unassisted Pulls up ((well at least not 100)) and he offered to hold my legs a bit for me! Yay!
I just LOVE weight lifting... I love my muscles screaming and burning. I love the grimace I get on my face when I am going for those last few reps… I love lifting next to a bunch of sweaty dudes and you guys are able to exchange a little “head nod” of acknowledgement– like “Way to work it”. I just ❤ it!
Anyways, Today I should run since I am leaving for an extended weekend in NYC to stay with my sister (!!!!!) and will not get any running in… but I am having a hard time motivating myself!! Weird!
I think it is mainly that I don’t feel safe at all here in Bloomington on the Indiana University campus. There are some really shady characters!!!