back to the gym

having skipped last week’s cross-training day, so the schedule lined up with the city to surf event, it seems an absolute age since i last went to the gym.

in reality it was 2 weeks.

i was hoping to see a similar drop in weight as last time.

disappointment ensued.

on the plus side, i haven’t gained anything either.

apparently this might be because of my run on sunday

i know that i’ve been a good boy with the food etc. and training. so at first it made no sense. i just wrote it off as one of those weird fluctation things that happens with weight. it may well still be that to be honest.

but a little advice from my good friends on facebook would seem to indicate that this might be to do with my muscles recovering from those hills.

basic idea is that your muscles are put under stress (that definitely happened, especially with those hills!) and with all the little fibre tears that happen, the muscles then fill with fluid to aid the healing and recovery process.

so basically a fluid retention issue.

sounds plausible, the legs ARE a bit sore. we shall see. maybe this really is fluid masking a 2kg loss LOL.

as long as the weight continues to trend downwards over the long term, it’s not something i’m going to lose sleep over.

as for the gym session itself

great session, sweaty, and just what the doctor ordered.

5 minutes spin bike warm-up – 2.6km

1000m row – level 9 – 3:35

20 x pushups

20 x assisted chin-ups (45kg offset)

800m row – level 9 – 2:59

20 x chest press (70kg)

20 x tricep rope (35kg)

20 x bicep curl (30kg)

20 x shoulder press (25kg)

600m row – level 9 – 2:14

20 x pushups

20 x assisted chin-ups (45kg offset)

400m row – level 9 – 1:29

20 x chest press (70kg)

20 x tricep rope (35kg)

20 x bicep curl (30kg)

20 x shoulder press (25kg)

200m row – level 9 – 0:39

20 x crunches

20 x ab twists

20 x bicycle legs

stretching

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