Yet another reason why I have no interest in body building…..one uterus is enough for me.
I’m finally back home after a long weekend on the road. We left Thursday morning for Michigan. The weekend was packed with family stuff, but I still managed to squeeze in two workouts. I lifted at Conti’s Gym again….what an amazing place. I feel really lucky to get to workout at such great gyms. As always, Scott was super helpful and made sure I had everything I needed to get my workouts in. On Thursday, I had a horrendous leg day. 5×5 squats at 170 followed by RDL’s, front squats, and reverse hyper. Oh my goodness. I was dying after that workout. It was cardio intensive and I am SO not used to that anymore. Luckily there were some really cool people hanging out in the gym so I got to procrasinate between sets and chat with them. I think I even managed to recruit another female power lifter (right Emily?). I also got to watch a cool video of some guys from the gym flipping semi tires UP a sand dune. Seriously. I would be barfing all over the place. It would be like tar and feathering only it would be barf and sanding as I rolled back down the sand dune.
Friday was an easy bench day. I just repeated the same workout I had done on Tuesday, 5×5 at 125 then some dips and dumb bell flat bench. The best part about this workout was that I thought I had finally discovered a good use for an elliptical machine. When it came time to do dips….I searched high and low but could not find a place to do dips in that gym. I was stumped, until I started eyeing up the hand rests on the elliptical. You know, the handles that most people hang on to for dear life during their workouts. Drives me nuts!! So I hopped on and gave it a go. The woman next to me said, “Oh, i don’t think that one is plugged in.” Whatev…I didn’t need electricity. Unfortunately, the angle of the handles killed my wrists. It was no good. I did the first set, but immediately started searching for an alternative. Then I spotted some weird rubber bands wrapped around the top bars of the seated shoulder press machine. So I jumped up on the seat, grabbed the grippy spots and did some dips. It worked pretty good. There was a bit of boob-back rest interference, but I worked it out. And that was that.
Lastly, I had another leg workout today. After 9 long hours in the car, I had to drag myself to the gym. It was not easy. I had a weekend of bad food in my body and this lingering cold creating some serious inertia on my couch. I somehow managed to talk myself into it though. I was supposed to squat 5×5 at 180, but you know how much I hate using 2.5 pound plates for squats. So I sucked it up and did 5×5 at 185. It was tough and I was ready to be done after that, but oh no. I still had dead lifts to do. 2×5 at 235. I was feeling woozy just thinking about it. Luckily, a friend informed me that puking was simply a method of purging your demons. I’m not sure that I have demons, but I figured it would be good to purge them just in case. So a deadlifting I went. Fortunately, there was no puking….just the usual toe cramps from hell. The cherry on top was 3 sets of reverse hyper. And then I stumbled home to watch some DWTS!!!!
Go Ky-le, Go Ky-le, shake your booty, get busy!