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Fitness Journey Week 4

Posted on | October 23, 2015 | No Comments

2015-10-18 17.21.17

This is my fitness journey record, if you are wondering what I am writing about.

I have been doing a fitness show on DubaiEye for at least the last 4 years.

While I have been talking fitness and the gym I have stuck to my running, swimming and cycling to keep in basic shape.

This year my youngest wanted to get into a bit better shape for football season so I joined him in the gym to help motivate his exercise and became a little hooked myself.

This week was good but I had a small setback!

The setback was I only made it to the Sunday workout and was forced into a bit of extended recovery for a knee injury which is actually a calf issue, a huge golf ball of a knot is making movement difficult and painful.

The good side to this is with rest and a lot of stretching and rolling of the calf it well on its way to being better!

The moral of this story is stretch before and after a workout and remember what you could do at 18 is not necessarily what you can do, as fast, at 50!

Here is the podcast of Marcus, the creator of the Innerfight Gym, and myself talking about my workout.

This week it was all about the lunges and to be honest I had no idea that these could make your legs feel numb.  Walking lunges and backward lunges sound easy but after a series of reps, as we did you wish you had no idea what they are.

One of the most gratifying elements of this workout was a lifting set where you increased the weight to a max level for a single lift.  I was a bit shaky but was able to keep up with some of the gym regulars.

The final rotation on the rowing, ski and bikes was hard and while it appeared on paper to be an easy set it was may have been closer to brutal.

This week I think I was sweating more than I have ever before in my life.

In the end this was a great workout and I could feel that I had worked myself and pushed to the limit BUT I was not feeling like I had over pushed and was destined to toss my cookies.

I think I might actually be developing a bit of upper body strength.

The goal still remains to be able to knock off 10 pull ups!

I left the gym with a smile.



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