Friday, March 09, 2007

Whip me, beat me, make me write bad cheques.....

I like this westside stuff.... Kinky! Whips, chains, rubber bands...... ok, I admit, there's no whips.

Deadlift with Body Bands. 55% of 1rm = 85kg 12 sets of 2. This is for speed, with the resistance of the bands from feet to behind the neck providing a counteraction for the lift. Lost my balance only once and boy did I know about the bands then, pulling me back down.
Dumbbell stiff leg deadlifts. 60lb dumbbells 3 sets of 8 - last set I used wrist straps as my grip was giving out before my hammies.
Glute/Ham raises - not hypers!! quite tricky - 3 sets of 8 with a little push off
Low cable rotation row. 80lb. 3 sets of 10. Almost thought I would not be able to do this one because of my elbow injury, but a little innovation and using a strap anchored at the elbow I was able to take the pressure off the joint and still complete the exercie.
Roman chair situps. Up on the revers hypers machine - Uncomfortably high, felt like the whole thing might tip over as I leaned back. hmmmm Dirk wants me to do these holding a 20kg plate.... lets try 10kg first.....ok, didnt fall off or tip over. 20kg... took a bit or convincing myself that I wouldn't fall... 3 sets of 10 reps.

Tonight: speed bench. Dirk will show me how to bench with bands.....

Long Weekend ahead:
Saturday - Madi is riding in the Wyena Hickstead - we finally have her times and luckily both her dressage and jumping are in the morning. That will give me time to get a few things done at home before meeting up with Leigh at the Pro Show that Tony is hosting at Dallas Brooks.
Sunday - Madi again - final round of the Hickstead.
Monday - zilch, zippo, nada.... day of rest (except for training of course). Hopefully the weather will be nice and I can lay in the sun for a bit.

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