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Weights, Tabata & Veggie Burgers

Weights & Tabata 
If I had time to workout tomorrow, I think I would have ended up taking today as a rest day. But, I am glad that I got my workout done and look forward to the break tomorrow - and on Friday too ;-)

I started with about 20 minutes on the elliptical before hitting the weights for back and shoulders. I went with supersets of 3x8 unless noted.

SS#1
Assisted chinups - dropped the weight today
Overhead shoulder press

SS#2
Underhand barbell rows - increased weight
Lateral raise

SS#3
Pullovers - 10 reps
Front raise

I finished off the workout with 3 rounds of a low-impact kettlebell workout done tabata style. I ended up doing 3 rounds for a total of 15 minutes.

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PT & Burgers
After work I had another round of PT. She did have a new exercise for me to try in order to strengthen the deeper muscles of my feet. She had read a new article discussing the idea that the previous strength exercises for plantar fasciitis might not truly be getting to the root of the problem.

She also gave me some new exercises for my piriformis syndrome. I apparently have some muscle deficiencies in my hips that are likely the cause of many of my issues.

After PT I hit the grocery store and spent 10 minutes driving around the dang parking lot trying to find an open space. This was after 6 and still packed. Highly annoyed to say the least.

So, dinner is extremely late...for us. Just going with something simple: homemade lentil burgers that I had in the freezer and baked sweet potato fries (of course).


Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • More sunshine
  • Warm temps
  • Painting my nails

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