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Exercise this week has been weird. Monday night, I decided that the various things my legs have been doing in the past couple weeks, which has left them as sore, or more sore than a full wieghts workout, should count as a legs workout, so I crossed that off of my rotation. So Monday was just a cardio workout.

Tuesday, I did not get the endorphins kicking in at all, and I had n oenergy. I slogged through as much as I could, then wilted my way home.

Tongiht, I left work late, and drove, which means coming home to drop off the car before going to the gym. While heading to the gym, I saw three streetcars leaving. neeuqdrazil, who I was on the phone with at the time, suggested that I could probably walk to the gym by the time another streetcar came. That ended up not beng the case, but once I got walking, it seemed like a good idea. Since I was already late, I decided that I would count the walking towards my cardio (I aim to do 45 minutes of cardio per workout). In this weather, I had owrked up a significant sweat by the time I got to the change room.

I went through my workout, and only did 20 minutes on the cross trainer for cardio. Then I went through my weights, though I am trying to take kalivor's advice, and halved the weight on the exercise that hits my shoulder injury (bench press doesn't hit it, but inclined bench press does). Then I half-changed, and walked back home (It's a 20 minute walk each way), so I figure I got enough calorie burning in, if not the heart-rate I normally would.

The important thing, though, is that I've worked out three times this week, including full stretches each night, and I do not seem to be massively sore, so I should be able to keep going for another two nights, which I haven't pulled off in quite some time.

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ex_devilmus
Jun. 2nd, 2005 03:14 am (UTC)
Be careful you're not developing shin splints or something else equally icky.

My suggestion is to do pilates. You'll feel like a jackass but it really helps me get superbly stretched so I don't aggrivate any of my manifold injuries.
curgoth
Jun. 2nd, 2005 01:00 pm (UTC)
I am irrationally mistrustful of pilates.

To be fair, though, the gym does offer a "body flow" class, which is kind of pilates mixed with tai chi and yoga. I've done it once, and it's great. But I am unwilling to give up my exisiting plan, and I don't really have the time to add more.
ex_devilmus
Jun. 2nd, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC)
I don't really believe it builds muslce but it is a good flexibilty routine. But if your plan is working for you than keep to it.
curgoth
Jun. 3rd, 2005 01:08 am (UTC)
It's good for what martial arts people call "internal" strength - abs, lungs, organs, etc. I wish I had more time to do that stuff, too, but my workout already takes 2.5 hrs...

(BTW, *hugs*)
ex_devilmus
Jun. 3rd, 2005 01:18 am (UTC)
Well, being a girl, I want the core strength because I want flat abs. My workout used to be 4 hours but my workout buddy is a stupid cunt and doesn't get off her ass any more so I'm just waisting my money.

(::hugs back::)
corbet
Jun. 2nd, 2005 04:33 am (UTC)
Hmmm...and just what have your legs been doing, that's left them so sore? [raised eyebrow] :P
curgoth
Jun. 2nd, 2005 01:34 pm (UTC)
Well, I was limping from sore calves after the last gothclubbing.

Then there were the hours of incredible sex with a stunningly beautiful redhead. Which, I should add, is one of the best workouts ever.
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