PIMP My (P)Ride Challenge Muscle Failure (from Assignment Numero 2) and This Week's Wacky ST
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I finally had time (and was sufficiently rested enough) to do my muscle failure challenge (#3 in the Numero 2 Assignment):
I also did the bonus (#5): took a photo of Saturday's lunch & posted it in my Tumblr blog with the "recipe" & calorie count.
This week my form of strength training is a bit out of the ordinary, but it's giving me workout-sore biceps, triceps, upper back and shoulders, and leg muscles so I'm counting it: I'm ripping the carpet out of the living room & my home office area to expose the hardwoods.
It's a multi-step process complicated by the fact that my place isn't very large and the area in question is upstairs, so moving everything to another room is OUT of the question. So BFF and I are accomplishing this task by starting at one end of the room, shifting the furniture out of the way, slicing away a manageable section of carpet, vacuuming and cleaning the hardwood, shifting the furniture back, and moving onto the next section. Whatever works, right? It's actually a good thing in a way, because it allows me to pace myself and rest...and it's kind of humorous watching the carpet get smaller.
One wall is a row of bookcases, so there's a lot of moving of books, and when I woke up my arm muscles were sore in the same places as when I do my hand weights. That's what made me decide to count this endeavor as ST (although I don't actually log it in my fitness tracker).
Today I also did 20 plies. I wanted to get them in before the weather gets hot again this week, because my energy probably will not be there when it's 97. I usually do around 30-35, but today my legs gave out pretty fast thanks to playing carpet uninstaller.