Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Life's obstacles...bring it on.

"Obstacle's don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it." - Michael Jordan

Great workout today...strapped my neoprenes on, took my timer, 8 lb medicine ball and took my kids across the street to the park where we live and used the park as my gym this morning. Worked on Work Capacity via circuits for 20 minutes (current program I'm on) as well as conditioning routines while the kids were out playing. Used the 8 lb Medicine ball with me and did some explosive strength and fat blasting exercises with it as well. Felt good after a day off from any type of training yesterday.

Later in the day, went to the gym around lunch time and managed to work some chest work; did rowing machine intervals mixed with some ab exercises as well; had some weird looks from other gym patrons (it was later in the day so it was a different crowd I'm used to)...but who cares. No pain from the knee today as well as yesterday so that's a very good thing...but still - taking it very conservatively and did some step ups with a 40 lb preweighted barbell, 1 leg raises with back against the wall, some hip abductor work as well as inner thigh work to round it off. Sauna for 10 minutes.

Extremely happy about my knee. As soon as I got home, I took my ice pack from the freezer and slapped it right on my knee and covered it with an ace bandage for 2 hours. Popped some Motrins, Glucosamine and vit C and that was it. Not that I needed to really - it's just become a good habit now for me. It's hardly bothersome anymore but I'm still taking it conservatively until I'm comfortable enough to do any type of running on it.

Time for a nap.


Juan said...

Right on man. I'm glad to hear that the knee is coming along. Good idea though to give it more resting time. Like even though I havent had pain in my shoulder until the other day, I knew it was probably in my best interest to go with the circuits and give it more time to heal, than if I went with a heavy upper body workout.
I know what you mean about waiting till you are comfortable.

Who knows your body better than you do, so when u are ready man you'll definitely be for knowing it.

Laura said...

Two workouts in one day. I'm happy your knee is feeling better. Injuries can really get you down! But judging by the photos I'm seeing on here, you're still looking great!

Holy traps!!! : )

www.kalililla.com said...

Glad to hear your knee is getting better!
Keep up the great workouts. :)