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 .
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