Workout #56 (cardio)

I finally got my lazy butt to the gym this long weekend and did a full cardio workout this afternoon. I had to go to the Greenbelt gym, and it was more crowded than I expected, but the weight room was pretty empty. It felt good to get in a workout.

40 minutes on the elliptical this morning. I managed a record 591 calories, and a distance of 3.16 miles. I reached a peak RPM of 105. My pace was a record 87 RPM. After cardio, I did a group of chest exercises exercises in prep for my workout tomorrow.

Group 1                  1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                  -------      -------      -------
Chest press               12/105       12/115       12/115
Close quarter push ups        20           20           20
Leg lifts                     12           12          20*

The last set of leg lifts were actually “knee-ins” because I didn’t want to get myself as sore as I did the last time. Back to work tomorrow and a full chest workout is on tap. Today’s workout, incidentally, is the first workout of my second workout notebook. I filled up all 75 pages of the first workout notebook last week and started the second one today. This one should get me well into May.

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.