Workout #36 (lower body w/Bernard)

This was a good workout and except for some harder stuff toward the end, I’ve gotten to feel as though I’ve passed a milestone and hit my stride. My eating is getting better and more consistent (far from perfect, but better). And I’m feeling good during the workouts.

Exercise group 1

  • Leg press. 3 sets @ 22.6 kg 1 leg at a time. 12/12/12
  • Power crunch 2000. 3 sets @ 11.3 kg. 20/25/25
  • Jumping jacks. 3 sets. 30/40/40

Exercise group 2

  • Free-standing squats. Unlike the Smith-machine which hold the bar in place, freestanding squats require balance so that the bar doesn’t tip you over. 3 sets (@ 20, 30, 30 kg.). 12/12/12

Exercise group 3

  • Quad press. You’re seated with your feet on a platform and your shoulders against these pads. Then you release the bars and squat and then extend. It’s pretty darn tought. 3 sets @22.6 kg. 12/12/12
  • Abdominal crunches. 3 sets. 25/30/30.

Exercise group 4

  • Calf curls. 3 sets @ 22.6 kg. 12/12/15
  • Jumping jacks. 3 sets. 40/40/40

Exercise group 5

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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 Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.