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Pyramid Sunday

Deadlift Sunday, with couple of squats and bench presses thrown into the mix too. It’s nice to be able to walk to the gym and not be afraid some limbs to freeze and drop-off on the way. I hate warming up with the treadmill or elliptical trainer, so this walk to the gym is good way to avoid them. I wasn’t planning on going to the gym today, but I tagged along with my boyfriend. And good thing I did, I had fun at the gym.

  • Barbell deadlifts: 10*20kg for warm-up. And then the pyramid: 8 * 30kg, 6 * 40kg, 4 * 50kg, 2 * 60kg, 2 * 70kg, 1 * 75kg (and back). Phew! Personal best 75kg deadlift – achieved!
  • Romanian deadlifts: 8 * 30kg, 6 * 40kg, 4 * 50kg, 2 * 60kg, 1 * 70kg (and back). Another PB here!
  • Goblet squat with kettle bell: 4 * 10, with about 20 or 24kg kettle bell. The bell didn’t have the number plate intact, so I’m not sure about the weight. Who cares anyway.
  • Bench press: 10 * 20kg, 8 * 30kg, 6 * 35kg, 4 * 40kg, 2 * 45kg, 1 * 50kg (and back).
  • Leg raises: 3 * 10 reps.

There, short and sweet gym!

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After gym went to get a cup of coffee, while waiting the super market to open. 0.6l of coffee, that’s what I call a decent sized mug 😀

Happy Sunday folks, I still have some yoga to do…

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Gym day happy day

I don’t know what the hell has happened at the gym, but I’m almost willing to bet money that someone has messed with the weights. They were way too heavy to be like they usually are.

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Golden six
10.3. 12.3. 14.3 19.3.
Squats 47,5kg 47,5kg(+3) 50kg Didn’t do
Bench press 40kg 40kg 40kg 40kg (8,8,8)
Lat machine 50kg (9,9,9) 50kg (10,8,8) 50kg 50kg
Overhead press 22,5kg 22,5kg(+3) 25kg 25kg
Bicep curl 19kg (10,9,7) 19kg (10,9,9) 19kg 20kg (10,8,6)
Situps 4 sets of 18 (+2,5kg) 4 sets of 20 (+2,5kg) 4 sets of 12 (+5kg) 4 sets of 15 (+5kg)

I changed squats to Deadlifts and Romanian deadlifts (both 3 * 10 reps with 40kg, 50kg and 60kg weights). If I don’t have Arnold thighs ever, this is to blame.

More squats

Sunday gym and legs. I prefer working out legs any time. Biceps curls seem so boring for some reason. I also have this irrational fear of growing Hulk-shoulders (which is not going to actually happen ever in real life) which also makes me kind of hate working out arms. Stupid? Yes, it is.

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  • Squats: 10 * 20kg, 10 * 35kg, 10 * 40kg, 10 * 45kg, 10 * 50kg
  • Romanian deadlifts: 6 * 6, 50kg
  • Bent over barbell row: 4 * 6, 50kg
  • Deadlifts: 10 *20kg, 6 * 50kg, 6 * 55kg, 6 * 60kg, 6 * 65kg
  • Bench press: 3 * 6, 40kg ( I did this only to achieve a quest in Fitocracy, so sad isn’t it?)
  • Pistol squats: 3 * 6/leg, 5kg kettle bell
  • Suspended crunch with TRX: 3 * 8

Quite ok. I intended to do one legged squats with TRX, but the TRX was taken. It’s always free, I don’t know what the hell happend. But did pistol squats then. I remember when I was younger, we always did them when doing strength training as figure skaters. And I wasn’t that good in them then either…

I thought about going skiing today after gym, but didn’t feel like it. Now I have been just laying on the couch watching Netflix instead 😀 I’m addicted to British crime series… They are much more fun than American ones. Not too many pretty people and much more sarcasm and irony!

Pyramids at the squat rack

Leg day. I felt like mixing things up a little and a friend tipped me off about these pyramids. Not Egyptian, but gym ones.

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I left work a bit early in order to avoid the crowds at the gym, and it worked! No queuing to squat rack, yay! I thought of going to the gym at work, but there was a small problem. You see, there are 4 different doors which say “Locker room” on the door. But none of them say which one is for women. Gotta ask that tomorrow if someone knows…

  • Clean: 3 * 10, 20kg
  • Squats: 10 * 20kg, 10 * 30kg, 10 * 35kg, 10 * 40kg,
  • Deadlift: 6 * (40kg, 45kg, 50kg, 55kg, 60kg, 55kg, 50kg, 45kg, 40kg)
  • Romanian deadlift pyramid: 6 * (40kg, 45kg, 50kg, 55kg, 50kg, 45kg, 40kg)
  • Rear kick: 3 * 8/leg, 50kg
  • Super: Leg curls with the swiss ball (10 reps) + Bulgarian split squats (10/leg) * 3

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Apparently I was praying my grip to hold for the last of the reps with romanian deadlifts. But the pyramids were fun! Nice change, and I’ll probably have sore legs tomorrow…

I had plans to run at the treadmill for half an hour at the end of the workout, but I didn’t. And I have two reasons! First of all, all the treadmills were taken. AND elliptical machines too, can you believe it? Secondly, my legs were shaking so so so badly, I barely made it to upstairs to the locker room…

How was your Tuesday?