Ahhh… back to my first real PT since I had LASIK a couple of weeks ago. The day after the surgery, I went right to the gym and hit the sauna/jacuzzi/steam room combo. I asked the doc if it would be okay. He wasn’t happy with it, but said, “Well, just make sure you don’t get anything in your eyes. You know, sweat and stuff.”
And so I took it really carefully, esp when showering afterward. A few days later, I repeated the performance. But tonight, I made it home in time for the Y to still be open, and took advantage of that. My hair was getting shaggy (didn’t have the nerve to risk getting hair bits in the eyes ’til now), so did the haircut first, then went to the gym.
As today is a fasting day, I didn’t know if I’d be too hungry to go for it, but actually, as usual, the workout blunts the hunger. (So did the cigar I had later this evening.) 🙂
Today’s was simple: Started off doing dumbbell clean and jerks, very light (only 20 lbs dumbbells) to warm up, then did the de Vany progression, heavier and heavier for fewer reps. Jumped on the bench for some V-ups.
Then I dropped a couple of the 115 pounders on the ground and proceeded to do dumbbell deadlifts. Granted, 230 is pretty light for DLs, but I didn’t want to bomb out first time ’round. Then I switched it up and did several sets of single side DLs (like lifting a suitcase) with the 115s. Did three reps one side, then switch sides, rest, then go again. Only problem with those is that they are hard on the hands because of the deep knurling, and I don’t use gloves. Ow.
Then back into the main weight room for some more leg work. Went relatively light on the leg extension and leg curl machines. Basically just jumped back and forth for three cycles on those. Then a little bit of stretching and–done!
Back to the locker room for the steam/jacuzzi/sauna cycle; ahhhh! Shower and done there, too. I made sure and put some lubricating drops in my eyes after the PT and before hitting the steam, etc. Which reminds me, I ought to do that again… the good thing is that I’m past the stage where I have to put in the medicated drops, and my eyes don’t get gritty and burny like some people seem to get. I’m not even particularly light-sensitive either (though I always have been a bit, and retain that).
It has been problematic getting my workouts in with the way my work sched has been going. By the time I’ve been getting home, I’m either eating, or doing other stuff, and I don’t feel like getting it on with the PT. I’ve never really been a morning person; I typically get up around 0600-0630, and when I get up, usually the last thing I feel like doing is going down and crushing the workout. But maybe it’s time to start doing PT in the morning more often. We’ll see. I feel so good when I do it.