I can walk without a major limp. #twit2fit

The left piriformis bursa is still pretty ticked off, and I now I have a little left hip flexor pain, but I can mostly walk normally on a 600 mg dose of Advil.  That’s pretty good, considering that last week I couldn’t hide the limp on Meloxicam, Advil, or even both.

RunningAHEAD – Strings_n_88keys’s log: View Workout.

Pushups 8×34, 1×26, 298 total. 12,450 since 12/27/2008.
Bicep Curls (each arm) 10×10, 1×3 – 20 lbs., 103 total. 406 since 2/14/2009.
AROM lumbar alt arm/leg (hip bird dog) w/ball 3×10
AROM hip/knee flx supine 3×10
Ball Crunches 2×20
One Leg Press on Exercise Ball 2×10
AROM lumbar rotn supine 20
AROM hip/knee flx supine 3×10
2x piriformis round robin
1x hamstring stretch supine


Strength Training and Stretching Workout #twit2fit

I don’t like strength training or stretching, but I am unable to do any walking, elliptical, stairs, or biking due to my piriformis bursitis…

RunningAHEAD – Strings_n_88keys’s log: View Workout.

(Raised Leg) Ball Pushups 8×37, 296 total.  12,152 since 12/27/2008.

Bicep Curls (each arm) 9×11, 1×3 – 20 lbs.  303 since 2/14/2009.

AROM lumbar alt arm/leg (hip bird dog) w/ball  3×10
AROM hip/knee flx supine 3×10
AROM lumbar rotn supine 20
Knee Grab (Left) 3x
Hip Extension 3×15
AROM hip/knee flx supine 3×10

Left Piriformis Stretch, Left Figure 4, Right Figure 4, Right Piriformis Stretch 3x


Finished pushups and some other strengthening #twit2fit

8  x 36 pushups, 288 total.  10,980 since 12/27/2008

3 sets AROM lumbar bridging w/ alt leg (10 each leg)

I still need to do some prescribed stretching today.


10000 pushups!!! 282 Pushups + Strength Workout #twit2fit

I decided to use the downtime in between pushup sets to do the physical therapy exercises.

8 sets of 32 pushups + 1 set of 26 for 282 pushups total.  That makes 10,122 pushups since 12/27/2008.

3 sets AROM lumbar bridging w/ alt leg (10 each leg)


I still almost broke out a 6:30 mile.

Given today’s diagnosis and advice from the doctor’s office, I biked on the blasted stationary bike.

StairMaster bike @ 20 resistance, 11.33 miles in 30 minutes (aerobic program)… last attempt was 10.88 miles, but I didn’t run before this attempt.

Pull-ups:

4 sets of 10 @ 100 lbs assist

Seated Press:

10x175 lbs
10x160 lbs
10x145 lbs
10x130 lbs
10x115 lbs
15x100 lbs

I was so geared up by the end of the workout that I was ready to break out a 6’30” mile, despite knowing that that would probably finish me off.


Mixed Bandolier of Carrots

Yes, I stole that one from the Woot.com message boards.

Run:

1.25 miles (11:33) 9'15"

Massage yesterday and stretching beforehand really helped, but I tightened up too much by 1.25 miles. Couldn’t restart after stopping. Main stretching was for piriformis muscle, some hamstring, quad, ITB stretches also. This may just be a slow ramp up back to 8 miles and beyond.

Bike:

StairMaster bike @ 20 resistance, 10.88 miles in 30 min, aerobic program

I hate cycling. Such a painful waste of non-productive exercise time.

Weights:
Pull Ups:

2 sets of 10 reps @ 100 lbs assist
1 set of 10 reps @ 115 lbs assist

Shoulder Press:

10 reps @ 175 lbs
10 reps @ 160 lbs
10 reps @ 145 lbs
10 reps @ 130 lbs
10 reps @ 115 lbs
15 reps @ 100 lbs

Day 1, Week 5: Hundred Pushup Program and Stength Exercises Earlier

First day of week 5 of the hundred pushup program:

Recovery period was extended by dog duties. I tried yesterday, but didn’t have the energy to get past the first 40 pushups.1

Set tally, “-“=60-second recovery period. “[#]”=max

Pushups:  40-32-30-25-[44], 171 total.

Had planned on running 6 miles at lunch, but hip/back pain was bothering me, so I did some strength exercises instead.


Seated Press Reps
25 130.0 lb
17 115.0 lb
20 100.0 lb
15 85.0 lb
13 85.0 lb
25 70.0 lb

Dips (minus weight)
10 25.0 lb
20 40.0 lb
15 55.0 lb
15 70.0 lb
15 85.0 lb
20 100.0 lb

Chin Ups (minus weight)
10 70.0 lb
10 85.0 lb
10 100.0 lb
10 115.0 lb
25 130.0 lb

Pull Ups (minus weight)
10 100.0 lb
10 115.0 lb

Day 3, Week 2: Hundred Pushup Program

Third day of week 2 of the hundred pushup program:

Set tally, “-“=2-minute recovery period. “[#]”=max

Dropped the lifts. Too much overlap & hard on the back.

Pushups:  15-15-12-12-[23], 77 total.
Situps : 15-15-12-12-[25], 79 total.
Curls : 15-15-12-12-[20], 74 total.

Day 2, Week 2: Hundred Pushup Program

Second day of week 2 of the hundred pushup program:

Set tally, “-“=90-second recovery period. “[#]”=max

I felt pretty worn out after this set, more so than at any time during week 1.

Pushups:  16-13-11-11-[23], 74 total.
Situps : 16-13-11-11-[24], 74 total.
Curls : 16-13-11-11-[16], 66 total.
Lifts : 16-13-11-11-[16], 66 total.

Day 1, Week 2: Hundred Pushup Program

First day of week 2 of the hundred pushup program:

Set tally, “-“=60-second recovery period. “[#]”=max

I felt pretty worn out after this set, more so than at any time during week 1.

Pushups:  12-12-9-7-[22], 60 total.
Situps : 12-12-9-7-[22], 60 total.
Curls : 12-12-9-7-[20], 58 total.
Lifts : 12-12-9-7-[13], 51 total.