08 February 2011

training-core | spinning

4 (maybe...) Time
of Day
gym – 5:15 AM
spinning – 12:00 PM
7:00 AM - 181
12:00 PM - 182
Distance   Power  
Time Total (spinning) – 55 min Speed  
Breakfast 6:30 AM - smoothie
10:30 AM – almonds, yogurt, water
Lunch 1:30 PM – smoothie, orange, Stonewall's Jerquee, almonds (two of them covered in chocolate!), water
Workout Food water
Workout Type hills
ball leg lifts 3x20 each leg
back extensions 3x30
plank 3 min, 2 min each side
roman chair knee lifts 3x40
twisters 40 each side – 10 lb
hip abductor 3x30 – 100 lb
push-ups 20
spinning - IMA

Argh... I woke up at 1:30, tried hard to sleep until about 3:30 and then caved and got out of bed. At least I got in a quality hour of working on bicycles in the garage, very peaceful this time of day that's for sure and kind of therapeutic. Now if only I could grab a nap after.

At the gym it was core time again. In spite of no sleep I did okay and I even managed to add a quickie exercise to my usual routine so that was a bonus.

In my spin class we did hills which meant we did several sustained efforts with multiple increases in resistance. I kinda liked that as yesterday was all about high cadence and so this felt hard but doable. Each increase in resistance lasted from 30 seconds to one minute and we would go about five or so minutes before we got a break.

I'm worried about my weight... I was hoping to bring it down under 180 but without a concerted effort (read: any effort) it's not going to happen. My body sure likes 180. Cutting back on my consumption has got to be one of the hardest things for me to do.


Ryan D said...

Aha! This must be the catalyst for the small meal portions. If you are over consuming on bad stuff then sure a little more moderation is probably a good thing, but you need massive calories to sustain your daily regime, if the resulting equilibrium point is 180lbs, then why fight it?

Martin Criminale said...

@Ryan - you know... my portions are really not that small. I just forget to record everything I eat. WAY too much effort.

I'm fighting it because I know I race best when I'm about 175. It's such a small difference I know but it makes a difference.

But I'm no expert. And if someone came to me and asked whether or not they should lose weight I would most likely tell them to train harder instead. :) Stronger is better than lighter always.