The final few

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? After the week in which I wasn’t feeling great, I went to London for five days with my mum. I ate my way through London – and had Chinese food every day (char siu pau, yum)! We got back on a Saturday morning and I had a session with Trevor on Sunday morning.

After my 5-minute warmup on the bike I did the following:

  • Treadmill x 4 min (1 min 5.5 km/h, 2 min 7.5 km/h, 1 min 5.5 km/h)
  • Squats x 30 s
  • Boxing x 30 s
  • Wide squats x 30 s
  • Boxing x 30 s
  • Step ups on the treadmill x 30 s
  • Boxing x 30 s
  • Step ups on the treadmill x 30 s
  • Boxing x 30 s
  • Treadmill x 4 min (1  min 5.5 km/h, 2 min 7.5 km/h, 1 min 5.5 km/h)

After a short break, I did this:

  • Bench squats x 30 s
  • Boxing x 30 s
  • Mountain climbers x 30 s
  • Boxing x 30 s
  • Knee raise/twist x 30 s
  • Boxing x 30 s
  • Mountain climbers x 30 s
  • Boxing x 30 s
  • Bike x 3 min (resistance 10, 80-90 rpm)

I then did the following superset:

  • Lateral pulldown (wide grip) x 15
  • Shoulder press x 15 (3-kg weights)
  • Lateral pulldown (narrow grip) x 15
  • Shoulder press x 15
  • Lateral pulldown (underhand grip) x 15
  • Shoulder press x 15

I had a rest and did this superset:

  • Combined deadlift/bench squat x 12 (15-lb weights)
  • Tricep extensions x 12
  • Combined deadlift/bench squat x 10
  • Tricep extensions x 10
  • Combined deadlift/bench squat x 8
  • Tricep extensions x 8

I did some stretches after that and was done for the day.

I woke up on Monday feeling sore all over. I had yoga on Tuesday after ages – and I could really feel the difference. Everything was such an effort!

I had another session with Trevor on Wednesday. After 5 minutes on the bike, I did the following:

  • Combined deadlift/bicep curl/squat/shoulder press/reverse lunges (10-lb weights)

I did that eight times – and I wanted to die. After that I did the following circuit:

  • Treadmill x 6 min (1 min 5.5 km/h, 2 min 7.5 km/h x 2)
  • Press-ups x 15
  • Tricep extensions x 15
  • Lateral pulldown x 15
  • Mountain climbers x 15
  • Treadmill x 6 min (1 min 5.5 km/h, 2 min 7.5 km/h x 2)
  • Bent-over row x 15 (15-lb weights)
  • Tricep dips x 15
  • Combined squat/punches x 15 (3-kg weights)
  • Treadmill x 6 min (1 min 5.5 km/h, 2 min 7.5 km/h x 2)

I thought that was the end of it, but I was wrong. I then did the following:

  • Adductor machine x 15 (47 kg)
  • Single leg press x 15
  • Adductor machine x 15 (54 kg)
  • Adductor machine x 15 (47 kg)

You would think that taking the weight down in that last set would feel easier but it felt like hell. I did some stretching after that (not that I could feel my legs) and called it a day. I went home, had some breakfast, had a shower and decided to have a nap. I never nap – even when I think I should. I thought I’d sleep for an hour, but slept from 11am until almost 2pm! I must have been shattered.

I didn’t work out again that week. Trevor cancelled our session on Sunday and I didn’t do any exercise until my yoga class on Tuesday.

I got to the gym on Wednesday and did my warmup on the bike. At about 8.40 I got a text from Trevor to say that he’d overslept and couldn’t make it. As I was at the gym already I walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes (2.08 km) and did some lower body exercises and the 50-rep finisher.

And again, I didn’t work out the rest of the week.

Low point of the three weeks? Eating my way through London and not doing very much when I got back.

High point of the week? Eating my way through London and not doing very much when I got back. (See what I did there?)

Weight loss? I think we can safely assume that there was none!

Think positively

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