With my shoulder feeling better, I was able to get a nice, well-rounded upper body workout today.
With every workout, we’ve been doing a lot of inner thigh work; lots of squats, lunges, and step-ups. Trainer Nick said it’s because it looks like I’ve got a real deficiency in those muscles, which cause my feet to turn out (severe duck feet), resulting in a lack of stability and strength.
As you can imagine, this is my least favorite work to do (I believe I said, “I hate these things!” on my session). In spite of that, I’m remaining positive and working hard; I know that it won’t take long to build that strength and I’ll be so much better for having developed such a large and important muscle group.
Here’s the rundown:
- Lunge-n-twists – 20 yards
- Squats with leg extension – 20 yards
- Frankenstein walk – 10 yards
- RDLs -10 yards
- High knees – 10 yards
- Butt kicks – 10 yards
- “Karaoke” (lateral shuffle) – 40 yards
(45 second sets with 20 second rests)
- Leg extensions
- Squat lifts
- 4 x 10 air squats
- 4 x 15 squats with 35 lb bar
- 3 x 20 step-up-and-through
- 3 x 10 low inclined bench press – 15 lb each arm
- 3 x 8 assisted curl-ups
- 3 x 10 shrugs – 15 lb each arm
- 2 x alternate arm/leg reach
- 2 x plank – 30 seconds