I did dropsets for the first time yesterday with my leg workout.
First, I warmed up on the treadmill for one mile (8:24).
Then I went to the squat rack to get a little crazy.
Warm-up: 75# (16 reps)
1st set: 125# for 16 reps. Immediately after, I removed some weights from the rack and went to my 2nd set: 115# for 16 reps. Then remove some weights again and go right to 3rd set: 105# for 16 reps. Remove some more and immediately do 4th set: 95# for 16 reps.
I was drenched in sweat after all these squats. It was insane! My body was not used to going without rest, so I was breathing heavy- as if I had just finished a sprint- and my legs were quivering.
Then I did two sets on the leg press and was pretty disappointed by it… I don’t like how my upper body doesn’t have to be a part of the work. If you’ve done squats at the rack, you know that your core is engaged, your shoulders/arms are supporting. I just like that everything is workout together (it’s not just your badonkaroo).
Stiff-legged deadlifts: 1st set was warm-up with 95# for 12 reps. Then I think I just did 105# for 12 reps twice. It was strange but my left hand was getting tired. My guess is because of all the guitar-practicing.
Lunges: 12 forward lunges on each side with a 25# plate, then 12 side- lunges on each side (with the plate). It was a bit too light, so for my second set, I did 12 backward lunges on each leg with a 35# plate, then 12 side-lunges on each leg (hugging the plate).
To finish, I did about 7 minutes of core work.
Okay, so technically, I only did one dropset, but it was a mean dropset. I’m totally doing those in future workouts to burn mega calories. I don’t know about it building hella muscle only because I’m doing high reps and pretty light weights.
Went straight to Joe’s to have some post-workout protein. We both ordered several products. I wanted to try the Vega protein:
And also this “Dessert” one (with 19g protein):
I apologize for the scary state of MY FACE after a workout. Nothing can be done about that though. It’s my God-given face, har har.
Since I wanted lots of protein post workout, I had the Dessert one. It was pretty good with a hint of YUCK. I think protein powders usually have a hint of it. I don’t mind it. It lets me know that I’m not just drinking chocolate milk (which is also good post-workout).
Joe has three By th’ Bucket vouchers that expire on Friday. We are trying to go three days straight to use them all!
The deal was… I was going to watch him play basketball and we would leave at 8:45pm to make it there by 9:00pm and enjoy the NBA games while eating a cioppino.
Well, the Mister wanted to get in a couple more games. I told him he had better win because I was starving and I don’t want to wait around to watch him lose.
… not that I would leave him there. He had the voucher for dinner.
I only complained like
once eight times while they were playing. I never go that long without eating a meal (real meal at 11:00am, protein powder around 3:00pm, and then NOTHING… just air and water).
Not to worry. Once we got there, we beasted:
Joe saw a salad that was PERFECT for me… Golden Beet salad. If you know me, then you know I love love love beets!
We were kind of loving the goat cheese, too. I love that it had tomatoes, BASIL, sunflower seeds, and yummy lemon vinaigrette.
Then the cioppino came out:
You best believe this stuff was eaten with a couple rounds of bread.
It was so good! And super filling because they had all sorts of seafood in there… and that means protein, which is super filling.
I ate a weird breakfast today…
It had lettuce, soba noodles, two hard-boiled eggs, a whole tomato, and two tbsp of Asian soy dressing (which was waaay too much).
Plan for the day:
Play with Vanna bear. Practice guitar. Run outside (or at the gym if the weather gets even slightly crummy… because I are extremely wimpy). Work. Then By th’ Bucket Round 2.
Have a wonderful day!!