Workout #64 (Cardio)

Up at 4:30 AM and into the gym by 5:50 AM. When I got to the gym, I noticed they had installed 9 new treadmills where the elliptical machines used to be and pushed the ellipticals back a row. The ellipticals used to be right by the windows and had a great view. This was annoying on several accounts and screwed up my cardio workout this morning. Those of you who workout regularly understand how important habit is. I can vary my strength training to my heart’s content, but I like to be on the same elliptical machine each morning, in the same place and because things were moved this morning, I was off and did only half my usual cardio.

20 minutes on the elliptical this morning. I burned250 calories, and a distance of 1.4 miles. I reached a peak RPM of 87. My pace was 82 RPM. After cardio, I did a few groups of lower body exercises in prep for my workout tomorrow.

Group 1                  1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                  -------      -------      -------
Angled, seated calf       12/120       15/120       15/140
Power crunch 1000          20/35        20/35        25/40

Group 2                  1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                  -------      -------      -------
Hamstring curl             15/90       12/105       12/105
Leg extension              12/90        12/90       12/105

I was annoyed enough with the changes in the cardio room to speak with some of the folks who work at my gym after my workout. I was polite, but pointed out that they might want to consider either getting rid of or relocating the new treadmills for the following reasons: (1) No one was using them; (2) people used to using ellipticals were coming into the areas with annoyed expressions on their faces; (3) at least move them to the back and let the ellipticals stay in the front; (4) the thing about habits that I mentioned earlier. The latter one caught them off guard, and both admitted that I had a good point. But I suspect nothing will change. I’ll keep you posted.

Tomorrow is a lower body workout in the afternoon with Bernard.


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