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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Cardio Streak Day 463
2.30 mile walk /jog
0445hrs 83F


Glorious clouds yesterday afternoon, but rain was so scattered I saw none of it! Although it was 102F while I was in the car on the way home, it felt cooler than afternoons in the last few weeks.

Yesterday at work I did ten sets of 12 barbell lifts, ten sets of 25 crunches, and ten sets of 100 forward floor touches.

If you're immediately concerned about tearing muscle or connective tissue on the forward stretch, I don't bend down and force the touch, nor do I bend forward with a great deal of speed and bounce the touch. I bend forward as far as possible, then gently nudge my fingertips toward the floor at about two touches per second. The first set takes about ten reps to finally touch the floor. The remainder of the sets each day is touch/release about one to two inches, then touch again. After the second set, I hold the last touch about ten seconds or so. There's no stress nor force to hold it.

My goal is to be able to place the palms of my hands flat on the floor (I seem to recall doing it many years ago!)

The next week routine will add three reps to the barbell routine which will make ten sets of 15 lifts. I'm also going to add ten sets of tricep dips but I'm not sure how many reps I'll do.

For today, I'll do pushups, crunches, and stretches.

My cardio total for today:
2.3 miles
30 minutes

Jog/Walk Across America:
Team distance to date: 1457
Current Location: Marshfield, Missouri
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  • LESLIELENORE
    Hands flat on the floor?! I haven't been able to do that in years. Way to set a new goal!
    2140 days ago
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