Wednesday, August 13, 2008 by Rebecca

Sit-up, thruster, pull-up: *fun*

Warm up - 4 squats - 12 burpees - run 400m - 10 squats (pulled from a deck of cards)

For time:
20 Sit-ups
20 Supermen
95 pound Thrusters, 30 reps
50 Pull-ups
60 Sit-ups
60 Supermen
95 pound Thrusters, 20 reps
35 Pull-ups
100 Sit-ups
100 Supermen
95 pound Thrusters, 10 reps
20 Pull-ups

*sub 15# thrusters, jumping pullups


0:47 - 20 situps
0:50 - 20 supermen
2:26 - 30 thrusters
7:25 - 50 pullups
4:58 - 60 situps & 60 supermen
1:16 - 20 thrusters
7:07 - 35 pullups
9:23 - 100 situps & 100 supermen
1:02 - 10 thrusters
3:51 - 20 pullups

wasn't real good about hitting the lap timer on my watch - so the splits are approximate.

I opted to go with a very light weight for the thrusters so that i could try to really focus on my squat form. Max said it was looking better.

Someone else was using the gravitron so I found an empty pull-up bar and tried my hand at jumping pull-ups. I had a hard time finding a step that was the right height. I don't think these worked me as thoroughly as the gravitron pull-ups do. maybe i wasn't doing them right ... ?

Also - just as a note to myself, and anyone who happens to be reading this who might be considering doing a quantity of situps ... drinking water just beforehand is a BAD idea. Don't do it no matter how thirsty you might be.

After 1 round i had kind of a wicked exertion headache - the kind that just sort of sits up right behind your forehead and just throbs - particularly when bend over or lift a heavy object. I just pushed through it, and it was gone by the time I finished showering after the workout, but I felt pretty blech right afterwards. I need to do some research into what causes those, to see if there's a way to avoid getting them. Daniel and I both get them, and it's been particularly noticeable for both of us the past week or so. It makes me wonder whether it's something diet related since we're both having trouble with it. Something to keep an eye on, anyway.

In other news, I have a little stool that lives in my cubicle so that on the (rare) occasion that someone comes to visit, they have a place to sit, and I realized that if i place the stool directly next to the wall at the end of my cubicle, i can practice stepping up onto it (to strengthen my right leg) while holding onto the wall for support. it's a nice little fully constructed half wall that comes just about to my head height (not a flimsy cubicle wall). It's a nice little break from sitting still @ my desk.

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