Better than nothing

I didn’t even bother to post yesterdays workout which was a boring 30 minutes on the cross trainer, burning roughly 350 calories.

Today despite my right knee still feeling marginal from the Monday treadmill 5K I thought I would try some leg work, skipping the dead lifts because of the cut on my finger.

When I got to the free weight area someone was already using the squat rack so I decided I would give the leg press machine a go instead.  I had problems right away with only 225 pounds on the sled.  I had pain in my right knee in the first 6 inches of movement.

When I stood up the pain was actually worse, I was walking with a limp.  Despite this I slapped another set of 45’s on each side and went again.  For that set  and all subsequent sets (stopped at 5 plates on each side) the knee felt ok during the leg press but shitty when I got up to add weight in between sets..

The limp remained for most of my workout but by the time I was going out the door the pain had subsided.  This reenforced my assertion that I simply have something floating around in the knee where it shouldn’t be, causing the pain.  I have had this before and I will have it again.  The good news is it generally always sorts itself out.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

15 prisoner squats

Leg press – 10 x 225, 10 x 315, 10 x 405, 5 x 495 (knee crunched)

Leg ext – 10 x 100, 10 x 130

Prone leg curl – 10 x 90, 10 x 115

One leg calf raises – 2 sets of 10 reps, each leg

45 second extension plank

30 sec 1 arm extension plank (both arms)

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