Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Some workouts

I had a tough week last week so didn't really feel like posting. My hamster Missy died really suddenly and it was quite a shock, I miss her a lot she used to come out and play every night so it's strange without her.

I have quite a legnthy food post to come but I'm just going to do my last weeks workouts for now as I need to resize all the pics!

Workout 1
I think I did this last Friday.

Shadow boxing to warm up
Clean and Press 5 each arm, 9.5kg, 11kg, 13.5kg, 13.5kg
Bent over row 20kg reps 5 then 3
Assisted pull-ups and chin-ups reps 10-10-10-10
Push-ups reps 4-2-4-2
Hammer curls 8kg reps 8-8
Russian Twist 10kg reps 30-30

Workout 2

Jogged to uni, 1 mile
Suicides! as bad as the name suggests!
4 reps of 50m, 100m, 150m, 200m
6 75m sprints

Workout 3
today.. (i just mispellt workout, woe-out that's about right, todays workout was HORRIBLE!!)

It was based on a Randy Couture workout, a barbell complex, this is the original workout
-Bent Row
-Upright Row
-Military Press
-Good Morning
-Split Squat (left/right)
-Straight-Legged Deadlift

I had to change a few things, I used a set of dumbells for example as Mike used the barbell, here is the exercises I did for round one and one half round (I twisted my knee doing lunges so I had to change the workout) I had 6kg on each barbell, that sounds puny but it was actually so hard I wanted to cry! I did 5.5 rounds half a round cause I had to stop at the lunges on the second go cause I was in pain, think I've twisted my knee somehow. gahh.

-Bent Row
-Upright Row
-Military Press
-Good Morning (cut after second round cause I couldn't do it with dumbells)
-Split Squat (left/right) - I did lunges rounds 1-2, from round 3 onwards I did a benchpress
-Thruster (squat to push press) from round 3 onwards I did a benchpress, it took me ages!
-Straight-Legged Deadlift

This workout was really nasty but I'm so happy I managed to finish it by round 3 I really didn't think I would be able to!

Food pics in the next post... coming up soda bread, vegan crunchie chocolate, maple cupcakes with a high protein, low fat frosting, sugar free, fat free almond cookies... until I put the chocolate chips in that is!!


  1. Awww I'm sorry you're having a tough week.
    I don't think I have ever even attempted to do a lunge.... nope not once, so good for you. Your woe-outs sound super intense!

    I'm excited for your next post. Sound like some food porn will be coming!

    Cheers darlin'


  2. wow! great work out! bet you broke out some serious sweat!

  3. That is some real exercicing! I don't know how you stay committed to a routine like that. Sometimes just getting the the gym is a chore for me. Pretty soon those exercise induced endorphins will kick in and you'll be feeling great :)

  4. Hi Laura!
    Thanks so much for your comment on my new blog site, and for visiting! I am really, really sorry I can't get the company to ship the maple syrup to the UK--I DID ask them, and they said it's just too expensive from here! But as I mentioned, the next giveaway (mid-April) will definitely be something I can send to you. I'm really grateful to have such wonderful readers and wish I could send something to everyone. Thanks for commenting anyway! :)

    PS I am in awe of your workouts!

  5. I'm so sorry about your hamster!
    but you've sure had an awesome work out! this makes me wanna bust some lunges myself!
    can't wait for the foodie pics!

  6. I am so sorry about the loss of your Hamster! I know how hard it can be to lose a beloved family pet. I hope that you are doing okay.
    Love and hugs!