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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Couple of random thoughts, just to keep alive this silly blog a day streak. I'm getting kind of bored with it, so it'll likely die a natural death soon, but that won't be tonight.

BLC TNT was a PITA, where the "a" stands for Abs. Downloaded a "Daily ab workout" app to my phone when I got it in October 2011. Tried it once, the 5 minute version, and only got about a minute into it before giving up the ghost. Tried it again, I think for the first time since that initial fiasco. I don't actually believe that my core is in any better shape, as I haven't done much in the way of strength training. I mean, after all, I asked for the definition of a "rep" today, whether it required, say, 1 left arm bicep curl and one right arm bicep curl to count as one repetition of a bicep curl. But I did manage to get through that 5 minute workout. Took me more like 15, my form on a couple of the variations (there were ten, including two different ones where the left elbow is supposed to touch the right knee, bicycle crunch or whatever, something my mind can't quite physically figure out, anyway) was probably high comedy, and I'm sure to be sure as crap tomorrow, as I'm sore already, but I did a good few crunchy thingies today.

It seems as though I may be well served in grabbing some smaller dumbbells. All I have is 1 15 pounder, and 1 20 pounder, so that's what I use, right arm 20, left arm 15. It limits however many repetitions I can do, as it might be a tad high (my arms have always been pathetic, my soccer playing legs were where it was it back in the days.) Need to go spelunking down in the basement to see if anything ancient and weighty down there lurks. Otherwise, I might have to go out and grab another 15 (so as to have balance while doing curls, it's really bizarre, even if my right arm is stronger than my left, to feel the different weights on either side), and maybe a tenner for trying out new moves with? I haven't a clue what I'm doing when it comes to ST, so it's kind of a work in pre-progress.

Anyway. No gym tonight, got to 8 pm, and mind went blecch. Trying to decide if I want to go play pickleball tomorrow, or just wait until Saturday to play that. Might be a "wake up, and see what my abs feel like" kind of decision.

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CLPURNELL 2/1/2013 8:18PM

    Great job on the core exercises they are painful in the beginning!

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GARDENCHRIS 2/1/2013 7:12AM

    You not blogging everyday?!?!? not possible ..... what will we have to look forward to??? just because we don't post a reply does not me we don't look! LOLLOLLOL!

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KING_SLAYER 2/1/2013 3:14AM

    Is there anything worse than the dreaded "day after" trying out a new workout, or working muscles that have been dormant for many months (or years). Perhaps one could argue that indeed a broken femur is worse, but since I have never personally experienced a broken femur, I'm afraid that "day after" tops my list. If you are able to move and breath tomorrow without wincing in pain, I'd say go play pickle ball, whatever the hell that is! In my mind I see it as the North East version of dodge ball. Either way, it sounds like a game where a person has a decent chance of getting injured, so it's probably cool!

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WHOVIANGIRL23 2/1/2013 12:57AM

    LET'S GET READY TO RAMBLLLLLLEEEEEE! That's what popped into my head when I read this. And what the bloody hell is pickleball?

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KMM1123 2/1/2013 12:21AM

    Yea! A musical reference I'm actually familiar with! WooHoo! Those seem to be few and far between with you. Although I will dutifully click on the links provided and give them all a good 2 or 3 minute chance to impress me. Some are hits with me and some are misses but all of them slightly expand my musical world. And for that - I thank you.
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