Row Row Row Your Boat...!
Monday, April 04, 2011
So today I mixed it up at Riverwalk by putting in a half hour on the rowing machine. Tried it before but for only 15 mins. After bumping up the time today I could see how this offers quite the workout! I had fun bumping up the resistance numbers or whatever they are...DVD / VCR dummy that I am I'm a bit stymied by the numbers diagram on the instructional sheet:
All I know is that when I pulled harder the big number rose. My baseline was around 700 but I'd ramp it up to over 1,000 off and on to get a sort of interval effect. Past the 15 min. mark I started to work up a pretty good sweat and could start to really "feel" it in my shoulders...which I LIKE!
Gotta say my quads are telling me all about my 5K and ride yesterday...! It's a good soreness. I feel it almost every time I stand up or sit down.
Which reminds me of a lovely story about one of my heroes, Jack LaLanne:
A fellow is interviewing Jack and asks him how to "find time" for working out.
Jack is like: There is ALWAYS time. You don't need any equipment. Your body has all it needs to work out. So the fellow asks him for suggestions.
Jack: Stand up! No, don't use your hands. Stand up. Now sit down...no hands! Stand up again! S-l-o-w-l-y! Keep your back straight! Sit down! Slowly too! Hold it. Don't sit all the way down. Hold it for just a few seconds. Sit all the way down. Stand up again, but stop in the middle...
The poor guy didn't know what hit him! :-)
Nice workout this morning alternating between elliptical, ST, rower and another set of ST. Only wish I could have gotten there a smidgen earlier to nail some pool time...!
Keep on keepin' on my SparkFamily!
ps...I can SO much better deal with a dreary soggy Monday after racking up the beautiful weather we enjoyed this weekend! Greedy ol' me is hoping for another one coming up!