Wednesday, February 4, 2009
0 HPC (D3W2) + 300 Crunches: There's A Good Reason To Do Those Push-ups Three Days A Week!
OK, there's been a bit of a break between pushups workouts. It's been a whole 6 days. Yikes. Frankly, I've been feeling a bit fatigued (which is most likely due to the combination of my running mileage & increased pace!) & needed a little break. Of course, what that really means is that I paid for that time off in today's workout. :)
D3W2 (HPC): Today's push-ups workout called for intervals of 15+17+14+14+max 20+ (with a minimum of 120 seconds rest in between sets). Did 15+17+14+14+25.
This time around felt a LOT more challenging on that last set. The arms felt like Jell-O afterward & the last 5 pushups were -- OK, let's not mince words -- sheer hell. Yep, that'd be the exact phrase I'd been searching for & quickly found. :) Only let out minor noises of effort on those last 2 pushups. Otherwise, it was a pretty soundless experience. Good thing too, especially since the cats were still napping. :)
Also did my usual 300 crunches earlier in the day, but this time did 140 regular crunches, 80 right-side obliques, & 80 left side obliques to switch things up a bit.