Workout #65 (Lower body w/Bernard)

I had my regular Thursday afternoon workout with Bernard today. I was a few minutes late because I was stuck in a meeting. I debated whether I should attempt a lower body workout today because I only had time for a turkey sandwich an hour before my workout and lower body workouts, for me, require the most energy. But I stuck with it.

Group 1                  1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                  -------      -------      -------
Ground base squat/lunge  12/20LR      12/40LR      12/40LR
One-leg dead lifts       12/30LR      12/30LR      12/30LR
Exercise ball crunches        30           30           40

Group 2                  1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                  -------      -------      -------
Leg extensions             12/75        15/75        12/75
Donkey calf-raises         15/25        20/25        20/25
Jumping jacks                 40           40           40

Group 3                  1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                  -------      -------      -------
Power crunch 2000          30/30        30/30        30/30
Jump rope                     30           40           40

Damn, those ground base squats are tough. And so are one-leg dead lifts, which I did for the first time today. But it was a good workout and I’m glad I stuck with lower body instead of wimping out.

And guess what? They moved four of the elliptical machines back to the front part of the cardio room! So I guess that took my advice after all. (Probably a lot of people complained about the change.)

Cardio tomorrow morning, bright and early. Next workout with Bernard is one week from today.

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.