Monthly Archives: June 2016

Squats and pee, a lifting lady problem?

Sigh… I headed to the gym for leg day #2 this week, but I forgot to check my calendar beforehand and realized that I was about to miss a meeting so I had to cut it short. I had about … Continue reading

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Grumpy pulling

Today’s hurried Wednesday morning session was a pull workout. My shoulders are sore, which shouldn’t be a big deal, but it turned out to be a pain. I tried to keep them quiet. Barbell rows – 4x5x95lb Deadlifts – 2x5x205lb … Continue reading

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Darn men and their testosterone

Push day today. Felt long and grindy. I’m also really tired, so that’s probably not helping! Bench – 2x5x130lb, 2x4x130lb Overhead press – 4x5x75lb Narrow-grip incline press – 3x5x75lb Tricep/skullcrushers – 3x10x45lb Shrugs – 3x10x(30lbx2) Machine lateral raise – 3x10x40 … Continue reading

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Dem quads

It feels like I just had leg day… here’s another one. Never ending leg days forever! Squat – 5x(165lb, 175lb, 180lb, 180lb) Leg press – 3x10x275lb-ish Glute bridges – 3x10x115lb Machine leg curl – 3x10x90 Cable wood chop – 3x10x27.5, … Continue reading

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Sunday twofer

This weekend has, for some reason, felt glorious and long. I think it’s because I went out on Friday night and then the rest of the weekend was chill. It’s felt almost like having a 3-day weekend. So nice. Today … Continue reading

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Friday laps

I’m working at home today and the pool’s open weekdays now, so that means FRIDAY LAP SWIM! I spent half an hour using my tired, tired arms to drag me back and forth across the pool. It was nice to … Continue reading

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Stealing promises

Pull workout. Today’s music: Nicki Minaj and Outkast. (I like to do Anaconda on squats day, but it worked for today too :) I tried to put more weight on stuff but maybe it wasn’t quite ready yet, and I … Continue reading

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Toughest leg day yet

Today’s workout required 3 different musics: the 10-minute treadmill run warmup was the new EP from the band now known as Kyros (was Synaesthesia, but they weren’t the first with that name so…) The big lifts were Arch Enemy (one … Continue reading

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A little more

Back in the gym for a push workout. I’m tired today, and it took a little more effort to get myself moving. Bench press – 5x(125lbx3, 130lb) OHP – 4x5x75lb Narrow grip incline bench press – 3x5x75lb Machine lateral raise … Continue reading

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looking for leadership?

Monday telecommute means HIIT in the stairwell. It was another leg/core, because that works really well. 3 sets of (stepups, each side/squats/butt kicks/glute bridges) and 2 of (crunches/leg raises/plank/crunches/leg raises), alternating, 1 minute work 15 seconds rest– about 33 minutes … Continue reading

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