Thursday, February 17, 2011

Weights for women?

The hubby has been away since last Thursday. With all these free time on my hands right now, I decided to put all my energy into focusing on myself, and have been heading to the gym quite often. We're looking at probably every other day. The rest of the days, I workout at home.

I've managed to incorporate a little strength training into my workouts now. My routine at the gym goes like this:

-7min warm up on the stationary bike.
-10 min on the elliptical
-Head to strength training. 3 sets of 15 reps each.
I adjust the weights (lighter or heavier) based on how I am feeling after each rep. But I usually let them burn out.
-1 - 3 miles on the treadmill depends on how exhausted I am.

Went there on Sunday, the weights room was empty so I took the chance to try out all the different machines with the lightest weights to practice the moves. But kinda regretted that I didn't push myself hard enough.

Went again yesterday, this time pushing up the weights to the maximum that I could take. I wanted to feel the burn in the muscles and the soreness. Call it torture, but I like the sweat and the exhaustion. At the same time, I feel stronger each time.

Jogged 1 mile after that, but my legs were getting a little cramped so I stopped and did a cool down, and head back for a hot bath.

I'm going to try working out at home more, with bare minimum equipment, and will start sharing them here. I did a 10 kg sand bag for myself recently, and am looking forward to use them in my routines.

Till then, Pump it up! ;)

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