|First day with Personal Trainer
||[Feb. 25th, 2009|07:40 pm]
I had a free day with a Personal Trainer from my Gym membership. I decided I might as well take advantage of it now, and maybe sign up for future workouts if it went well. The trainer (Eddy) was on the phone when I got there at 12. He told me to do some cardio before we started working out (since he was still on the phone). Normally I do cardio after I lift, it just seems logical to me. After jogging and using the elliptical for like 25 minutes we started the workout. He told me he would be introducing me to a circuit type of workout. |
I had asked him to introduce me to some different exercises for my daily routine (chest, bicep, back, etc). Since I was doing chest today, he had me do inclined butterfly first. I normally do these, but he had the incline on somewhat of a 30 degree angle instead of the 45 degree angle I usually use. He also asked what weights I usually use. I told him 35s, and he grabs 45s and tells me that I am doing those instead today. OK.
I did the first two sets ok, but I struggled with the last set since I don't normally use 45s. He had me do 10 push ups in between each set, and only gave me 30-45 seconds in between each set. Usually I wait 90-120 seconds in between sets. It felt a lot different from my usual set, but in a good way.
After that set he had me do this exercise I have never seen anyone do. Basically I got a mat and kneeled down in between the cable crossover machine (I think thats what they call it?). I then grabbed both grips and did an uppercut motion with both arms, towards my chest. I did 3 sets of these, doing 4 pullups in between on the pullup bar. It doesn't sound like much, but when you go from set to set with 30 seconds in between each set it definitely drains you.
I felt really sore the next day, in a good way. I haven't had that kind of workout since wrestling back in highschool. I decided to do a month of training with him, and possibly more depending. Essentially I want to be down to 15% body fat (or less), and benching 150% of my body weight sometime in the next few months. Realistically I think its doable. Still want to drop another 10 lbs and then I'll be satisfied for now.