Day Five at Eclipse Gym – Lifts, Pulls, Dip n Crunch!
1 cup rice
4 pcs Takoyaki
0:20:00 || High Intensity
45 lb x 5 reps
80 lb x 5 reps x 14 Sets
5 reps || assisted || 110 lb x 14 sets
90 lb x 5 reps x 14 reps
Ab Crunch Machine:
80 lb x 15 reps
120 lb x 15 reps x 5 sets
Flat Straight Leg Raise:
15 reps x 3 sets
Okay Day 5 of a non – vampirical Eclipse day. :P For some reason search results Stats are showing that people who look for the Twilight saga end up here because of the term “ECLIPSE” hahahaha! Well fitness is much better than fictional shiny vampires at most. Don’t get me wrong I liked the Twilight books, I just wished they never made it into a movie. Anyway Enough about that. Time to get into the nitty gritty details of my workout today… well technically it was yesterday, but that doesn’t really matter because people will be reading this in different times. So here is DAY FIVE!
So first I was made to do 14 sets of Sumo Dead Lifts. as you can see my grip is right hand from above and left hand from below because my right hand is the stronger and more dominant one. so I lifted 80 lbs 14 sets of 5 repetitions each. Truth be told by the 8th set it started getting super heavy I thought I was not going to finish it, but I did! So yeay for determination!
Pull ups and Dips… here is one thing you should know about me (if you don’t already). My arms are probably the weakest muscles in body, specially my triceps. Dips are torturous for me but as Coach Vic always says, “Never Back DOWN!” so I just did it and completed my 14 sets of Pull ups and dips. Im going to really work hard on my weak spots so I can be stronger!
And of course what kind of session will be it be without the Ab Crunch Machine? This time we increased the weight from 110 to 120 lbs. I practically died but I loved it! After the ab crunch Coach asked me to do some leg raises. I gotta tell you I felt really strong this time around doing leg raises because I am now able to bring my legs practically parallel to the ground and then bring them straight up without using any kind of momentum, just sheer muscle power. :P So I’m really happy about that! So much improvement within me in just a span of 5 days! Sunday, which is today, is my rest day from the gym in order for my muscles to recover from 5 days straight of training. Although I have to tell you guys I’m already looking forward to going back tomorrow!
Anyway, after working out I met a fellow gym-goer, weight loss enthusiast, thinspierer/fitspirer while changing in the locker room. If i recall correctly her name was Alelie/Alely… I’m not so sure about the spelling so please forgive me. :( She had lots of stories to tell about her weight loss and fitness journey and I had a great time chatting with her. I hope to see her in the gym again if our schedule coincide with each other. *fingers crossed*
I saw Angela again today. If you don’t remember who she is I mentioned her in THIS POST. And as promised I now have a photo with her.
Also I met another member of the Eclipse staff, Malou. If I am not mistaken she is the one in charge of the Canteen/snack bar at Eclipse (please correct me if I’m wrong).
Lara Krystle Novales
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