LiveFit – Day 2 & 3

Shew.  Got days 2 & 3 done this week with a rest day in between.  Not the way it’s supposed to go, but oh well, I gotta do it when I can.  I’m going to do day 4, shoulders & abs, here at the house today so that I can rest tomorrow and then start week 2 on Monday (or Tuesday since the kids are off on Monday).

Just a quick overview of my days…

day 2 — back & biceps.  I LOVE back & biceps so I was pumped for day 2.

  • Wide grip Lat Pull-down
  • One-arm Dumbbell Row
  • Seated Cable Row
  • Underhand Cable Pull-down
  • Alternating Dumbbell Curl
  • One-arm Dumbbell Curl
  • Standing Biceps Cable Curl

All pretty self explanatory.  Well, except for the underhand cable pull-down.  That was my first time doing those and basically it mimics doing a chin-up.  I definitely felt it in my biceps!  Between that one and the alternating curls, my biceps were spent by the time I got to the one-arm dumbbell curl.

day 2 pic…all my equipment I wear when I workout and my snazzy workout bag!

day 3 — legs & calves.  I did day 3 yesterday and all I have to say is “OUCH!”

  • Leg Press
  • Leg Extensions
  • Sumo Barbell Squat
  • Seated Leg Curl
  • Standing Calf Raises
  • Seated Calf Raises

Soooo, I think my pride might have physically hurt me.  Let me start by saying that although I’ve been working out with weights fairly regularly, I haven’t done a dedicated “leg day” in probably 6-12 months.  I would always do other body parts or mix in a couple leg exercises with other parts to save time because I hate leg day.  Your leg muscles are a huge muscle group so you tend to really get the heart rate up if you work them hard.  With that being said, I do my little 5 min warm-up on the treadmill and then walk myself over to the leg press ready to bust out some reps.  I throw the big guns on…a 45 plate per side, 90lbs total + the weight of the machine.  Yes, not that heavy to some girls, so I was confident I could knock out 12 reps.  I did my first rep and immediately thought, hmmm, maybe I should drop to 35lbs each.  But, no, I didn’t want to wuss out and it be too light so I kept the 45’s on.  About halfway through I was thinking I definitely should have put on the 35’s.  However, seeing that I was feeling all tough and stuff, I refused to get up and un-rack the 45’s only to go down in weight.  So…I pushed through.  I got 12 of each set (pausing a few times during each set).  It totally killed my legs!  I did my next exercise…leg extensions…and when I got up after my last set, I had to grab a nearby machine because my legs felt like they might crumble underneath me.  They were pure jelly!  Worst part?  I still had killer sumo squats to do.  Needless to say, my squats were not heavy or even great form.  Well, my form was fine, but I didn’t go as deep as I should have.  I kind of felt like a failure, but I’m uber sore today so I must have worked them out good enough.  I’ll have to kill my sumo squats next time.  😉

Here I am BEFORE my workout.  I know.  Super original, but, it’s too much of a pain to get my phone out of my armband during my workout so I only have time to take pics before or after.

Side note:  My car was filthy so I got it washed right before I got to the gym and when I came out of the gym this is what I found!

A bird apparently thought my car was too clean.  😐  And it was on more than just my windshield.  If I had time I would have gone back to the car wash and asked if I could have a cheap run through, but I didn’t have time.  😦  Errrrr.  Stupid bird!

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