So I was so incredibly busy that I didn’t get a change to post my blog for Thursday. I’m sure that the entirety of the world was missing it. But here it is combined with Friday’s information.
I was very glad that I decided to go back to karate on Thursday. I still feel the same way about being hit so much, but Thursday’s workout was pretty much perfect. Small group, lots of sweat and aching muscles and everything from shadow boxing to heavy bag work to squats, sit ups and push ups. It’s the kind of workout I would choose to do every time if I could.
My body could definitely feel the workout on Friday. My lats, chest and arms were feeling it from the punching and push ups, my legs and glutes were very sore from the squats and kicks and part of me wished that I were more willing to take the elevator instead of the stairs… but I stuck with the stairs.
Friday’s workout also was a bit tough due to the soreness, but I pulled through. I did my Stronglifts 5×5 along with the few other lifts I do and happily wandered home for the weekend. I am focusing quite a bit on my arms outside of Stronglifts since I need to work on my punching strength. The squats and deadlifts help my legs quite a bit so I don’t want feel the need to do more in that area.
I do, however, need to find a way to work on stretching. I know that I could simply stand or sit and do stretches on my own, but doing things on my own aren’t always the easiest. It’s possible that I may need to find a yoga or pilates DVD to do since I don’t want to spend more time in a gym. I think there is a class in the evening but I already do enough of that.
Breakfast – Eggs in a tortilla
Snacks – Nachos and a doughnut
Lunch – Chicken quesadillas
Dinner – Tater tot casserole
Dessert – Fig Newtons
An hour+ of walking at work
2 hours of Kyokushin karate
Breakfast – Protein oatmeal
Snacks – Protein and granola bars
Lunch – Tater tot casserole and chicken caesar wraps
Dinner – Steak and baked potato
Dessert – Fig newtons
Squats – 250 lbs
Barbell Rows – 145 lbs
Deadlifts – 315 lbs
Hammer curls – 50 lbs/50 lbs/50 lbs (per hand)
Tricep Extensions – 60 lbs/60 lbs/57 lbs
Punches (R) – 33 lbs/33 lbs/33 lbs
Punches (L) – 30 lbs/30 lbs/30 lbs