Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Day 1 - Chest & Back + Ab Ripper X!
Okay, so I did Day 1 today, and I have to say I feel good! It was definitely difficult, but I didn't get discouraged at all. I tried to concentrate on good form as much as possible. When I couldn't keep good form, I rested and if there was time, I pushed out a few more reps. I *know* I'll be sore tomorrow, but that means I worked! I loved the neck stretches we did in the beginning... I think I'll do those whenever my neck feels a little tight. As for the push ups, I had the most difficulty with the decline pushups and the dive bomber. Practice will have to make perfect with those! It's pretty cool to watch them do the dive bombers though... WOW. I want to be able to do that! As for the pull ups, I used a chair to help me, but I really feel it in my muscles, so I'm hoping it did something for my back. I felt like I was using my legs to assist me sometimes... hmm. I think next time I'm going to put a step underneath me because my chair slid around a little. Ab Ripper X was pretty rough but I can tell I'll get better at that too. We shall see how everything feels tomorrow! All in all, I'm proud of myself! I drank a TON of water! I still need to get recovery drink. I'll have to check into that later. I used my heart rate monitor too, and it said I burned 910 calories! AWESOME!!! And it's only 4:30! Time to do some laundry and some studying... Ahhhh.... I feel so accomplished!