Friday nigh is probably my favorite time to go to the gym. I don’t have to worry about work the next day, or what to bring to lunch, or taking care of errands because everything can wait until the weekend. The gym is so empty and quiet it’s cavernous, and I can usually use whatever machine/weight/area I want. Sometimes I’ll just sit on the bike and pedal with low resistance for 2 hours because there’s something funny on TV to watch.
Friday – 6/19
I did deadlifts and squats and other weights for 25 minutes, then walked/stairmastered/took it easy while watching wheel of fortune and jeopardy for 40 minutes. I’ve never done deadlifts/squats with a barbell before and I would really like to, but the barbells are in the weight room downstairs (along with all the dumbbells >25lbs, kettleballs, squat cages, pull-up and dip bars, etc.), which is often occupied by 90%+ men. I’ll give it a try next week.
Saturday – 6/20
Went to indoor cycling class. Woke up at 7:30, scarfed down a banana and a bottle of water, was on the bike by 8am. 45 minutes total including warm-up and cool-down. Max heart rate 165, average 135 or something. I introduced myself to a girl that I see almost every time I go, and nearly every friday night — she’s a senior at Gettysburg! Came back and made a protein shake with whey powder, an iced coffee from 7-11, and half and half in roughly the following ratio:
10oz iced coffee
full scoop protein powder
a glug of half and half
sugar to taste
Pretty much the only time I eat added sugar is right after my workout, because the resulting spike in insulin allows for more efficient uptake of amino acids into the muscles.
Sunday – 6/21
I woke up sooooooo DOMS-y today in my butt and hamstrings, probably from squats/deadlifts on Friday. I haven’t done them in awhile. After walking around the mall for 2 hours, everything felt less sore and stiff. 🙂 Might go for a long, easy ride later on my new Schwinn IC Pro! 😀
Next post will have pictures and a recipe for the pizza I made for lunch!
Happy Father’s day.