Sunday, July 10, 2005

Entry #128
Raised the weight on several sets for squat day today.

Squats: 5 sets; 12, 10, 5, 5, 5 reps (135 lbs warm-up, 155 lbs warm-up, 245 lbs, 245 lbs, 255 lbs)

Leg Press: 4 sets; 12, 8, 8, 8 reps (400 lbs warm-up, 620 lbs remaining sets)

Wide-stance smith machine squats: 3 sets; 5 reps (225 lbs)

Leg extension: 4 sets; 8 reps (195 lbs)

Lying leg curls: 4 sets; 8 reps (120 lbs)

Flexibility stretches at home. I got much closer to the ground
in practicing splits. Heavy bag practice afterwards.. I was kind of
dizzy and my legs were feeling shaky, so I worked on conditioning my
shins and knuckles rather than practice bad form by doing
several poor rounds on it.

George invited me to come to his testing for his 3rd
degree black-belt in tae kwon do, Friday night. Gonna check it out and
perhaps post pictures of it. His tae kwon do school is
awesome. Last black-belt testing he had to spar his teacher
and two other instructors all at the same time, full contact, 3
against one. That was after the 500 push-ups they had to do in the rain
while they were waiting for their bus. If he's up to it maybe we
can do some sparring the next day. We'll see.


  1. I took Tae Kwon Do for about 4 years. I got up to Blue Belt. I hated it because I was the only girl, and during sparring none of the guys would actually hit me, so what was the point of sparring?
    Yeah, working out alone sucks. Like during bench presses, I don't wnat to end up with a broken neck so I don't try all the weight that I could with a spotter! That's just one example....

  2. I didn't even think about ripping his spine out! lol I just got his food so he'd leave sooner.

  3. what is the difference between a rep and a set?

  4. Hah you were probably better at TKD than all of them and they didn't want to get hurt
    Rep stands for repetition, so it's like 8 repetitions of doing an exercise. Repetitions make up sets, so it's like a set consisting of 8 repetitions. I'll explain everything when we meet to train