Workout #31 (lower body w/Bernard)

When I started my workout, the Yankees were down by one run going into the bottom of the 9th inning. I had to tear myself away from the array of TVs in the gym in order to get started and during the entire workout, I kept wondering if the Yankees managed to win.


Exercise group 1

  • Smith machine lunge dips. 3 sets @ 50 lbs (each leg). 12/12/12
  • Leg lifts. 3 sets. 20/20/20
  • Jump rope. 3 sets. 40/40/50

Exercise group 2

  • Stationary lunges. 3 sets @ 15 lbs in each hand. 15/15/15
  • Power crunch 1000. 3 sets @ 25 lbs. 30/25/20. (I noticed that this machine feels like it has gotten easier. I used to hate this machine but this time, I felt pretty good.)
  • Mountain climbers. 3 sets. 25/25/25

Exercise group 3

  • Hamstring curls. 3 sets, first @ 50 lbs, last two @ 60 lbs. 12/12/12
  • Calf lifts. 3 sets @ 50 lbs. 12/12/12

As we all know, the Yankees ended up losing 4-3 and the series now shifts to Detroit. Meanwhile, my next session with Bernard is one week from today at 4 PM. I’m going to try and squeeze in two strength training sessions on my own before then.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.