Leg Day

After yesterday’s shenanigans(what a great word. I’d like to shake the hand of the man(or woman, or frog, or log) who invented that one), I woke up today with SORE and TIGHT hip flexors.

One of my biggest flaws in my training is that I have weak hips. Weak and tight hips. I don’t stretch them enough, and they just aren’t proportionately strong to the rest of my body. It’s something I need to work on, but like stretching, is something that I overlook a lot.

Today was leg day with Ernie, and that on its own is brutal. I wasn’t sure how I was going to hold up with my hips feeling like they were revolting against me. I thought about taking the day off, but really look forward to leg days. I decided to just go with it and I knew I could always stop if I needed to.

I ended up having an AWESOME workout. My hip was a little fatigued throughout, but I managed to push through it and had a sweat-fest of  a session.

The Workout

Everything was 20 reps…

Leg Press, Decline Leg Press, Quick Step Ups(hard to describe..), Prowler, Leg Extensions, Walking Lunges, DB Walking Lunges, Side to Side Bench Jump Overs-quick, Cable Squats(100#), Scissor Jumps, Frog Leaps, Side High Knees, Toe Touches, Bench Jump Overs(this time jumping over the entire bench), Jump Ups onto a stool, Burpees with a scissor jump, Regular Burpees, In/Out Jumps on a Step, More Frog Leaps.

As you can see, some of these are really hard to describe. The good news is that videos are coming.  I am going to spend hopefully tomorrow or Friday (or possibly Sunday) videotaping some exercises. This will be something that I can hopefully do on a weekly basis. I will see how it works out, so stay tuned.

Nutrition

When I eat the way I want, I don’t feel the need to eat any other way. Loving it.

Meal 1: 1 egg, 4 whites, 1/4 cup wheat bran, 1/4 cup rolled oats, 1 grapefruit, 1 TBSP almond butter, 1/2 banana(i love big breakfasts.) +1 shot of amazing grass, 3 BCAA, 2 multi-vits, 1 green tea complex

Meal 2: 1 scoop Jay Robb Protein + 1 scoop glutamine+ Fortune Delight Tea

Meal 3: 1 cup egg whites, 1 sweet potato, 1 tbsp almond butter, 1 apple

Meal 4: 4.5 oz. chicken, 1/4 avocado, green beans, sriracha

I’m totally missing some stuff here and I can’t for the life of me remember what….

Going to take more glutamine before bed.

As if you’re still reading Other Things:

Like I mentioned, I am going to work on getting some videos on here. Let me know what you guys would like to see. New exercises? Proper form? Full workouts? Me dancing around like an idiot?

Lehmehno Joe(Let me know, for all of those who don’t speak idiotbox)

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4 thoughts on “Leg Day

  1. I have weak and tight hip flexors too. Mostly tight. it’s’ awful. I have been telling myself for the past few years that I need to get into a serious stretching routine but I am so hit or miss with it. BOO.

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  2. courtlove111 says:

    Yes videos! Would love to see some of the exercises you do and the form. Awesome!

    I have had some hip/IT band issues lately…but foam rolling has helped for sure.

    Courtney
    Adventures in Tri-ing

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