Ok, so iRip suggested someone start the fall workout thread, so here it is. I've had almost a full week off, as I had an almost 6 day stretch of meetings in NYC going from 8 AM to 1 AM (ok, some of that is drinking, but given we only get together every 2 years, it all counts). I did get a short bike ride around SUNY Purchase on Sunday. Other than that, my physical activity consisted of walking the stairs instead of riding the elevator.
This morning, I hit the gym to lift. For the first time in a week. It was amazing! I had tremendous form. I guess there really is something to that rest and form will follow issue. Of course, I'll probably feel it on Friday! I will say that it felt incredibly good to be back in the gym. Of course there is that 8 lbs I put on in the course of a week of intense eating and drinking...
I've been toying with doing the Gulmarg trip that's discussed in the general ski discussion area, so it is time to think about getting in shape for ski season. My strength training is probably ok for a bit of it -- here's my stuff:
Squats on the ground squat machine (225 lbs -- I dropped this down mid-summer because my form was poor, but maybe I'll work the weight up a bit)
Lunges on the ground squat machine (185 lbs)
Straight leg lifts (110 lbs)
Dumbell chest press (50 lbs -- I'm a wussie)
Seated row (50 lbs)
Shoulder shrugs (55 lbs)
Pulldown (50 lbs)
Combination bicep curl/millitary press (25 lbs)
Planks (2 minutes)
Side crunches in the Roman chair.
Any thoughts on this?
I've also been toying with what to do for cardio. I could ride the stationary bike, but have been considering trying running, which I've not done in 25 years, or swimming. I have had 4 shoulder dislocations so I'm a bit wary of the swimming.