Push through the pain

pain[1]So despite my consistent right knee pain of varying intensity that continues to bother me I did lower body weight training today, specifically smith machine squats.  My logic is the pain my body experiences if I miss a week of squats and then go back to it far exceeds my knee pain on a short term basis.  The only way to avoid that scenario is to get under the bar each and every week.

I did as well as I have since resuming my smith squats at PF.  I was entertained while I did them by three young people, two guys and a girl working out next to me.  I watched them do exercise after exercise with horrible form, ROM, and effort.  My gut reaction was to not correct them.  Instead I thought back to when I was 19 or 20 years old and made the same mistakes which were surely noticed by the more experienced people in the gym around me.  I just thought to myself, “They’ll learn…”, just like I did and continue to do.

I knocked out 50 pull ups after work last night in my bar park.  More of that needs to happen .

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Smith machine squats – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 8, 225lbs x 2, 185lbs x 8

Seated leg extension with 1 sec pause at top – 110lbs x 10, 130lbs x 10, 150lbs x 8

Seated leg curl – 100lbs x 10, 120lbs x 10, 140lbs x 6

Calf extension – 170lbs x 10, 250lbs x 10, 290lbs x 8

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