Today at the gym was lower body day. My upper body is quite sore from my pressing workout yesterday. On my main blog I talked about some side effects I seem to have when I am doing exercises that are very strenuous. It seems to sometimes aggravate “personal soreness” I have had off and on problems with for the last 7 months. Yesterday after my strenuous workout that included a few red faced, barely could complete bench press reps I started to once again develop pain down there. It’s maddening.
So a smarter person would probably just lay off the high exertion activities for a bit. Unfortunately I often am not that person. Instead I followed up today doing lower body work which again included some grunting 220lb reps on the squat machine. When I finished I again could feel some irritation returning which this time I cut off at the pass with ointment.
I need to find a way to hit my exercise quota without inflicting collateral damage elsewhere.
5 minutes cardio
Total body squat machine – 140lbs x 10, 180lbs x 10, 220lbs x 8
Iso leg extension with one sec pause at top – 50lbs x 10, 80lbs x 6 (each leg)
Iso kneeling leg curl – 50lbs x 10, 80lbs x 8 (each leg)
Seated calf raise – 135lbs x 12, 180lbs x 10, 225lbs x 6, 180lbs x 8
5 minutes A2G hold
45 second static pull up hold