Up at 4:30 AM and into the gym by 5:50 AM. When I got to the gym, I noticed they had installed 9 new treadmills where the elliptical machines used to be and pushed the ellipticals back a row. The ellipticals used to be right by the windows and had a great view. This was annoying on several accounts and screwed up my cardio workout this morning. Those of you who workout regularly understand how important habit is. I can vary my strength training to my heart’s content, but I like to be on the same elliptical machine each morning, in the same place and because things were moved this morning, I was off and did only half my usual cardio.
20 minutes on the elliptical this morning. I burned250 calories, and a distance of 1.4 miles. I reached a peak RPM of 87. My pace was 82 RPM. After cardio, I did a few groups of lower body exercises in prep for my workout tomorrow.
Group 1 1st Set 2nd Set 3rd Set ------- ------- ------- ------- Angled, seated calf 12/120 15/120 15/140 Power crunch 1000 20/35 20/35 25/40 Group 2 1st Set 2nd Set 3rd Set ------- ------- ------- ------- Hamstring curl 15/90 12/105 12/105 Leg extension 12/90 12/90 12/105
I was annoyed enough with the changes in the cardio room to speak with some of the folks who work at my gym after my workout. I was polite, but pointed out that they might want to consider either getting rid of or relocating the new treadmills for the following reasons: (1) No one was using them; (2) people used to using ellipticals were coming into the areas with annoyed expressions on their faces; (3) at least move them to the back and let the ellipticals stay in the front; (4) the thing about habits that I mentioned earlier. The latter one caught them off guard, and both admitted that I had a good point. But I suspect nothing will change. I’ll keep you posted.
Tomorrow is a lower body workout in the afternoon with Bernard.