A Plan?

Why not try something painfully new? No intervals on Tuesday’s stationary bike ride (you really have to be in a certain mood), but I did a little over 5 miles in about 20 minutes — average heart rate of 110 — so I wasn’t slacking. And I upped the poundage slightly over on the resistance… Read more »

reverse_crunch_2.gifWhy not try something painfully new?

No intervals on Tuesday’s stationary bike ride (you really have to be in a certain mood), but I did a little over 5 miles in about 20 minutes — average heart rate of 110 — so I wasn’t slacking. And I upped the poundage slightly over on the resistance machinery during my 25-minute lifting session. We’ll see if I can maintain the momentum tonight.

My real conundrum these days is figuring out how to shift from my fairly random cardio/strength training  routines into something a bit more strategic. It’s not that I’m bored or anything; I always feel better after my workout than before. It’s just that I think it would be interesting to move on to something a bit less “creative.” Maybe work on specific muscle groups. Maybe focus a bit more on increasing my flexibility.

So, I’m thinking that tonight I’ll do a brief (10 minutes?) cardio warm-up before moving on to the mats for some stretching (quads, hammies, lower back) and ab work (check out these painful-looking reverse crunches!). Then maybe 20 minutes on the machines (lower body?).

At least it’s a plan. I’ll report back if I’m not in the hospital.

Craig Cox, EL’s director of business operations and resident geezer, explores the joys and challenges of aging well.Craig Cox, EL’s director of business operations and resident geezer, explores the joys and challenges of aging well.

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