Man I’m aching, I have muscles aching in places I didn’t even know existed.
The first time wasn’t too bad, he took it pretty easy just to assess our fitness and check our strengths. Saturday was a little different as I was alone, he was like yeah your arms are really strong and your front is good, but not your leg or backs..
So he took me to a squat machine where you sit with your legs pointing up and have a huge slightly intimidating plate loom above you with some monstrous amount of weights on it, he kept adding 40kg at a time…I was like erm…that looks like a lot, he smiled and said ‘Yeah, 120KG plus the plate is 30KG so it’s about 150KG’
Man that was tough, apparently you should be able to squat double your weight, then it’s ‘ok’.
Did a load of shoulder excercises too, I always neglect to do those..
My resting heart rate is a bit high aswell, 86bpm, obviously a testament to my lack of current cardio-vascular fitness.
My blood pressure is a little high too, but it always has been, at least not quite reaching hypertension which is 140, mine is 130+ so it’s not far away.
The aim of this is to lose a little weight perhaps, especially my ravishing love handles, let’s just call them untrained muscle.
Flatten my stomach a little….my 6-pack is currently in stealth mode (yes it is there, honest, underneath it’s protective layer).
Did some hardcore tricept pulldowns aswell, and dips but my arms are pretty sturdy so not too much pain there…but man my butt is killing me.
I feel like an old man today, it’s an effort to stand up 😀
Went on one of the crunch machines too, stacked on some weight and kept on crunching, trainer was like ‘dude, you’re scaring me’ Then after a while we stopped, he said ‘hmm I don’t think these machines are for you’
Then took me to matt and made me do some ‘advanced’ abdominal excercises, those were tough..
One consists of something like this, you lie flat on your stomach, raise yourself resting on your forearms (forearms crossed in front of you so your elbows and hands are both on the floor) then raise yourself on your toes till your body is parallel with the floor. Keep this position for 30 seconds. It’s pretty good, try it. After this slightly more advanced, same thing but with 1 leg raised, I could only keep this one for about 20+ seconds..
There is one more totally advanced one, one leg up and one arm up…that required balance and muscles in all kinds of places, I could only do that for about 5 seconds.
After that came some medicine ball punishment, lying flat on your back with your arms extended above your head lift your arms and legs in a synchronised fashion, then pass the ball to your feet, then lower arms and legs, raise again (without touching the floor) then pass the ball back to arms, rinse and repeat.
Yes all this is akin to torture but I dig it, I’m always like yeah, more give me more weight, yeah I can do some more..
Apart from that the weekend consistent of doing work, more work and more work and eating the more economic range of food available in KL (mee goreng, roti pisang, nasi kandar etc). Played some good fairly high level inhouse DOTA games over the weekend too which was fun, and some outrageous pub bashes. Still can’t host really well though, people always complain of lag..stupid Stimx upstream latency..
Only 5 more days of martyrdom left..
Work is almost done, will be happy when this monkey is off my back…need to get onto some other projects, and get some Book Reviews for SFDC[/url] done!