Workout #21 (Cardio)

Up at 4:30 after getting to bed shortly after 9:30 last night. I woke up to my alarm, rather than before it. Nevertheless, I was into the gym at 5:55 for cardio and a light arm/shoulder workout.

I did my cardio workout this morning, 40 minutes on the elliptical. I burned 532 calories, went a distance of 2.84 miles and reached a peak RPM of 113, all three of which were records for me. I also needed 75 RPM to maintain my 149 heart rate. After my first sprint, it took 60 seconds for my heart rate to go from 177 to 157.

Group 1                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Pulldown                 12/40        12/40        12/40
Bosu crunches             20LR         25LR         25LR
Arm curl                 12/40        12/50        12/60

That last set of arm curls at 60 lbs may mean I can try upping my dump bell bicep curls to 25-30 lbs in each hand. I’ll be doing those tomorrow and I’ll give it a shot and see how it feels. The pulldowns felt tougher today than usual, but I had been doing 2 sets of 35 lbs and 1 set of 40 lbs. This was 40 lbs for all 3 sets so maybe that made the difference.

Arms and shoulder workout tomorrow–probably middle-late afternoon since that is when the weight room at the Ballys in Greenbelt seems to be the least-crowded.

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