Workout #51 (cardio)

Up at 4:30 and into the gym just before 5:50 AM. Today was a cardio day. I had a little more cereal than usual for breakfast and I kind of felt that gave me a little extra energy this morning.

40 minutes on the elliptical this morning. I burned 558 calories, went a distance of 2.99 miles and reached a peak RPM of 93 (no sprints today). My pace was 80 RPM. After cardio, I did a group of arms and shoulder exercises in prep for my workout tomorrow.

Group 1                  1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                  -------      -------      -------
Reverse flys               12/15        12/20        12/20
Seated lat raises          12/15        12/15        12/15
Push ups                      20           25           25

My legs are a little sore from yesterday’s workout, but not as sore as I thought they would be, considering that I missed my lower body workout last week. All-in-all, I’m feeling pretty good. Full arms and shoulder workout tomorrow afternoon.

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.