Awesome gym and Arnold thighs

What an awesome gym day this Saturday turned out to be! Armed with good playlist in Spotify (well, good might be a bit of an overstatement since there’s some David Hasselhoff in the list) I went for the “get the weights up” plan. And I did get the weights up, almost all of them!

  • Kettlebell swings: 3 * 15, 12kg (I was too lazy to do this with 16kg)
  • Kettelbell deadlifts: 3 * 15, 16kg (+3 reps)
  • Lunges: 3(5+5+5), 16kg (weights up! +1kg :D)
  • Bosu + rotations: 3 * 15, 12kg
  • Stepping on a bench: 3 * 20, 12kg (+2kg)
  • Sides: 3 * 20, 16kg (+1kg)
  • Leg press: 3 * 15, 100kg (my legs were shaking so I didn’t get weights to 110kg :/ )
  • Abs: 3 * 15, 35kg

I have a small problem with my right knee. I guess I have sprained it one too many times when figure skating, and sometimes it can be really difficult. It has been acting up again, so I went through my closets and found my (one of them) knee supports. This one is not too hot and it’s easy to wash. I have couple of different supports too, but I save them for the really bad day 😉

The knee problem is something that got me to the gym (besides the fact that I wanted to workout and lose weight). As I started skating again in 2007, I had a nasty fall and hit both of my knees against the sideboard of the ice rink. Full speed, of course. I was sure I had broken something really badly, as both knees were swollen and black and blue. But the doctor told me after x-rays that it was just a bad hit, and no bigger damage was done. “You have tough bones girl but your knees are really loose.” was the diagnose. He told me that if my quads were strong enough, my knees would eventually stop hurting and hyperextention problems would ease out. And you know what? It was true. There are times my knees are sore, but I know now what to do when it happens.

I find it a tad ironic this night club which I can see from my gym 😉




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