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Mark Atwood
fallenpegasus
fallenpegasus
Gym. Session 2. Legs.
Second day of running internal motivation. What I've found seems to work is to not think about going, just use the habit of standing up and walking out of work at the appointed time.

I've also discovered that I'm going faster. Without someone to waste time shooting the breeze with, I'm waiting the minumum rest time between sets, and getting done almost 10 minutes early. But still as wiped, so I'm not going to fill that time in with more exercises.

  1. Morning Weight: 211.0lb
  2. Elliptical Crosstrainer. 10min, 0.74 miles, 139cal
  3. Inverted Leg Press. 4x10, stepping up, maxing out at 405lb
  4. Nautilus Leg Extension. 4x10, stepping up, maxing out at 125lb
  5. Ball Cross Crunch. 50 per side. Ouch.
  6. Machine Leg Curl. 4x10x105lb
  7. Seated Calves Raise. 3x15x115lb
  8. Hip Adductor. 3x15x110lb
  9. cycled with Hip Abductor. 3x15x100lb
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juuro From: juuro Date: September 1st, 2004 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are you sure that the going faster is a good thing? The "minimum rest time" is not a binary treshold operation, perhaps the excercise would actually give better results with slightly more than the minimum rest period.

Disclaimer: Everything I remember of physiology and sports medicine I learnt over ten years ago when in Warrant Officer School.
simonb From: simonb Date: September 1st, 2004 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
It partly depends on what you're trying to achieve. Leaving too much time between sets will result in people hitting a plateau. Too little doesn't give the muscles time to recover.

Personally I've got a rest time of 25-30 seconds between each set I do, with me doing two sets of twenty reps as my programme is currently biased towards endurance training.
tonyawinter From: tonyawinter Date: September 1st, 2004 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
*Slips into latex cheerleading costume*
Go fallenpegasus GO!!!
*waving pom poms and jumping up and down*
wyckhurst From: wyckhurst Date: September 2nd, 2004 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)
The key is to not make the decision to go over and over. You've already decided you are going to the gym. So you HAVE figured it out. You don't sit there and debate going to the gym, you just go to the gym.

That's one reason why going first thing in the morning works for so many people. They are on automatic pilot. They don't have time later in the day to have pondered it for hours. By the time they are awake, they are through their second set. :-D
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