wantfitin's Journal, 26 September 2009

Since recovering from my knee injury in May, building up the strength and starting jogging, I was trying to incorporate some weight training into my routine. The upper body weight training is coming along just fine, but I have struggled to do anything for my lower body. I have tried a couple of times the usual lunges, step-ups etc. Every time afterwards my knee "wasnt happy", and I had to miss a few jogging session. My excuse was that running/jogging and my half marathon training do at least some good for my leg muscles, and I dont need to add weights. Truth to be told, I am not that great at running, so more and more I was getting concerned. Well, finally this week I decided to work on my glutes. They are part of my legs too, right? I picked very few and simple exercises: squats + side step, one leg dead lift with no additional weight, donkey kicks and bridges. I did 2 sets, 15 reps each and some crunches at the end. I didnt even think it was doing anything... Boy, oh boy, do I feel my glutes and hamstrings today!!! Thank God, my knee is OK but I am not sure how fast I will be running tomorrow :-)

Diet Calendar Entries for 26 September 2009:
714 kcal Fat: 18.60g | Prot: 56.76g | Carb: 91.99g.   Breakfast: No Calorie Sweetener Packets, Double Fiber English Muffins, Natural Almond Butter, 1% Milk. Lunch: Refried Beans, Tomato, Turkey burger. Dinner: Plum. Snacks/Other: Honey, Strawberries. more...
2960 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sitting - 9 hours and 15 minutes, Standing - 1 hour and 25 minutes, Shopping - 2 hours, Driving - 1 hour and 42 minutes, Resting - 1 hour and 38 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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Great job making progress on weight training. I am struggling with that myself, for the same reason you mentioned. Please let me know if you end up being happy with your routine--I might have to copy you. :) 
28 Sep 09 by member: erikag

     
 

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