Wednesday, March 12, 2008

3/12/08 - Strength, lifting and stretching

Sorry, missed a couple days things have gotten tough with work and the rest of life just getting in the way. So decided to pick it up from today.

So feeling pretty good, got the news last week that Toyota's, Engines of Change program will not be sponsoring any athletes this year, so that was a big disappointment. Being part of a team in any aspect is uplifting and motivating, training seems to hurt less. Anyway all the NY region athletes that were sponsored are hoping they change their mind. In the meantimes I have tried to get Clif Bar to sponsor me. I could give you my 30 second elevator speech but will hold off, I am not looking for money, tickets, or gear (this would be nice) but more or less to talk about a product that is important to the community and children, I feel that Clif Bar is one of those companies that believes in those values.

Anyway today was lifting and I am feeling strong here is how it went:
Legs: Squat machine 90 pounds 15 reps, then 50 pounds one leg extensions 12 reps each leg
Push ups: 20 reps between all exercises
Incline Bench: 3x135 (8 reps)
Seated lat rows: 1x70, 2x100 (8-10 reps)
Push ups
Lat pulldown: 3x100 (8-10) reps
Push ups
Dumbbell Shoulder press: 1x20, 1x30, 1x40 (8 reps)
Push ups
Upright Rows: 3x40+bar (8 reps)
Push ups
Biceps curls: 1x20, 1x30, 1x40 (8-10 reps)
Push ups
Box jumps (40 inch table): 3 sets of 8 reps
Push ups
Seated triceps extensions: 1x45, 2x55, (8-10 reps)
Push ups

Took just under a hour but felt good and boy where my legs shaking after the box jumps, I don't recommend that you try the 40 inches I have always been able to jump.