Friday, February 09, 2007

Day FIVE..."Couldn't stand the Weather!"

Frozen and nasty this morning. Managed to sneak into the gym again today for PT. No organized sports, though. We hit the weights and cardio machines. I did some free weight exercises I thought up exclusively for funeral details. Take a 50-lb dumbbell and hold it in either hand with your hand by your side as if you are at attention. Then, lift the dumbbell to waist height and hold it before lowering it down. Do 20 reps then switch hands. Keep doing this back and forth for as long as you like.

Another exercise I came up with, hold a pair of dumbbells in your hands, and hold your hands out in front of you just below your waist height. Do NOT bend your back or knees. This is to simulate having to hold a casket in front of you while you side-step it over the grave. Then raise the dumbbell to shoulder height and lower it down. Do as many reps as you can.

After screwing around with this, I did 10 minutes on the stairmaster and 10 minutes on the strider.

I'm not sore in the mornings quite so much anymore.


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