30 December 2011

Gym: 30 December

At a different gym today (part of the hotel this time--a different hotel, closer to downtown Columbia, South Carolina--which means it's tinier than the previous one), I could only handle 10 minutes on the bike and 2 sets with 10 reps at 105 pounds of lat pulldowns before I got tired of the whole scene.

I need to do this more frequently and regain my stamina. It's amazing how quickly it disappears after so much time building it up.

29 December 2011


My workout on Tuesday is kicking my ass today. My biceps are sore and tight and my lower back is sore and achey. My abs, however, are not sore--I need to work on them more.

27 December 2011

Gym: 27 December

I'm here in Irmo, South Carolina, where my beau and AIDS/LifeCycle partner hails from. We are spending the holidays down here. The hotel we're at has a membership agreement with a local fitness centre, so I checked it out this evening.

They don't have the programmable bikes I like (that tell you distance, calories burned, average speed, heart rate, and all that, in addition to the Random Hill programs), so I ended up doing only 10 minutes on the race-bike-type of stationary bike.

Then, I did weight training. I started with 2 sets with 10 reps at 50 pounds of vertical pec decks--yeah, I don't know what that is, either. You sit on the thing and push the bars away from your chest. Then I did 2 sets with 10 reps at 112.5 pounds of lat pulldowns, 2 sets with 10 reps of those back crunch things with a 10 pound weight, and 2 sets with 10 reps at 75 pounds of chest presses (the first 4 reps of the first set was at 87.5 pounds, but then I lowered it). I headed to the gym's rowing weight machine (not a rowing machine--this one is a stationary weight machine with plates and a pin to select the weight. It works the delts, rhomboids, lats, and traps) for 2 sets with 10 reps at 80 pounds. Then, I was outtie.

21 December 2011

Strong Incentive To Bike

Instead of using public transportation, I really should bike everywhere to prepare for AIDS/LifeCycle in June.

Read about my latest public transportation adventure.