Gah. It's 3:00 AM - I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep. Muscles are not built in the gym. They are broken down in the gym. They build when you rest - which ain't happening at the moment.
Today's Stats: 217 lbs (new low), 26% BF
At 208 lbs I will officially not be obese by the BMI standard, so we are within striking range of that!
The BMI standard does not
take muscle weight into account. I'm getting more muscular, but there's still *plenty* of fat to shed - quite a bit around the belly, inner thighs, and on the butt. The BMI standard still applies even with my modest improvements.
I miss Americanized Mexican and Italian food. And Doritos. I don't miss wearing the next pant size up, having to squeeze into those, and debating whether to go up yet another size, for my own comfort.
It's leg day.
I have a love/hate relationship with leg day. I suppose most people with a lifting routine do as well.
I love leg day, because you are working the biggest muscles in your body - glutes, quads, hamstrings. You build up a lot of muscle on leg day, which in turn helps to burn more fat. It always feels good when you are finished, and you go wobbling off to the shower on legs that feel like noodles.
On the other hand, if you are doing it right, it's brutal. Working big muscles means that you need to use big weight. Weight that hurts your joints, makes you feel sort of sick, and leaves your heart racing and your head pounding. Sort of a queasy feeling that is not pleasant. I tend to need to catch my breath often. Whenever I've given up working out as a hobby, and started eating Doritos, it's been on leg day.
So yeah, leg day - after I get off work this evening.
Legs and Butt
180x5 (too much!) 140x5,10,10,8(fail)
200x5,5,5 (too much, but I stuck with it a while) 180x10,10,10
Single leg calf raise
95x10,10 85x10 (the lactic acid burn on these is insane)
60x9(fail) 50x10, 8(fail)
Dumbbell Hip Bridge, feet apart
Dumbbell Hip Bridge, feet together
46 min 126 avg heart rate
My barbell pad tore and broke through, so 4-5 minutes of that time was gettting another one set up. As a result, the heart rate was a bit low for this time period. The intensity looks low, but it felt like a pretty solid workout.
I have tomorrow off, then back to night shift.