Exercise

Trying A New Elliptical Routine

As part of my Weekly Workout Plan, Mondays are for working out my legs.

Here’s today’s workout –

  • 5 Minutes Walking Warm Up On Indoor Track
  • 11 Minutes On Elliptical (I really focused on getting my heart rate above 150.)
  • 3 Sets Of 10 Seated Leg Extensions
  • 3 Sets Of 10 Seated Leg Presses – I can now press the entire stack, 425 pounds, 10 times!
  • 2 Sets Of 10 Seated Leg Curls – My hamstrings hate this exercise.
  • 22 Minutes On Elliptical (I did a brand new routine – labeled aerobic on the elliptical – which focused more on the arms, and also had me going in reverse for a brief period.  I’m not sure I’ll do this version of cardio again.  I didn’t feel the same intensity that I do when I do the intervals.)
  • 5 Minutes Cool Down On Indoor Track

When working my legs, I like breaking the cardio into two segments.  The cardio works my legs, so I’m working them for well over an hour.  When I’m finished, I feel great – exhausted, yes – but great.  As a side note, I’m going to have to look for a replacement for the leg presses.  I really need to do some squats, but I worry about injuring my back or neck.

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