Workout #41 (Lower body w/Bernard)

This afternoon was one of my toughest workouts ever. Bernard stepped it up a notch. It started with my <sarcasm>favorite</sarcasm> and only got worse tougher from there.

Group 1                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Base squats            12/20LR      12/20LR      12/20LR
Jump rope                   40           40           40
Crunches                    40           30           40

Group 2*               1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
--------               -------      -------      -------
Seated leg curl          15/90        15/90        15/90
Walking lunges         22/20LR      22/20LR      22/20LR
Stationary bike          2 min        2 min        2 min

Group 3                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Seated calf raises       15/45        15/55        15/55
Crunches                  20LR         20LR         20LR

Group was asterisked because of the way in which each set was done. It started innocently enough with a set of seated leg curls at 90 lbs, which is what I usually start at. As soon as I finished, without pause, I had to pick up the dumb bells and do the 22 walked lunges (across the gym, basically). Then as soon as put them down, I had to get on the stationary bike and ride for 2 minutes. 15 seconds at a low level, 15 seconds at a high level, until the two minutes was up. Then it was back across the gym with the lunges. Then I could finally take a short break, before we repeated it all two more times. I felt wiped out!

My left hamstring is a little sore right now too, but I imagine most of that will be gone in the morning. If nothing else, I should sleep well tonight. Next workout is first thing tomorrow morning.


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