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Day Three – Stone Mtn

Posted in Crazy Wisdom,Workout on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 11:53 am by flerly.

Abs Day — we jogged a short way over to a tunnel under the main road, which was dry and well lit, to lay down our mats for a day of abs work. I really don’t remember the names of all these exercises now, as they were kicking my ass so much my brain probably froze up. We did a couple of short routines, crunches, flutter kicks, bicycles, then stood up for “steam engines” — hands behind head, legs apart, then bring your knee to your opposite elbow, without bending over at the waist, so knee up to elbow, then repeated that routine.

For a break, we did 30 secs, then 45 secs, then 1 minute of the “superman pose” with 30 secs rest between each. Then we did like a reverse superman “bananas”, laying on our backs and holding arms and legs up 6-12″ for 30, 45, and 1 minute.

Then we started another routine that started with weird sideways situps “vee ups” — laying on your side, bottom arm straight down beside you, other arm behind your head, legs out straight, lean back until you’re balanced on one butt-cheek, sit up, bringing your legs up without bending them. Then the other side, then something called “mission mason twists”– sitting up, legs bent, hold your legs up just off the ground and twist your torso left and right, tapping both hands on the ground from side to side as you twist. Once to the left and once to the right counted as one. These were horrible! Then we stood up for something else, which was elbows to thighs — hands behind head, legs apart in slight squat position, this time bend at the torso to take the elbows to touch the thighs on each side. Then repeat the routine.

To end it, we partnered up for another one I didn’t catch the name of, you lay down, legs out straight, your partner is standing by your shoulders, you hold their ankles as you lift your legs up straight, lifting them all the way straight up and raising your behind at the top, until you touch your partners outstretched hands, then they give you a push back down — where you stop your legs in their drop before they hit the ground and do it again. Nigh on impossible.

Then with a partner, after all this other crap, they held our ankles for sit ups for 2-minutes. Today, I did 2 unassisted, then she grabbed my outstretched hands and would give me a tug when I stalled trying to come up just to get me over the hump, and let me lower myself back down slowly. Did a total of 30 that way — instructor said that doing some with that little assist is a better workout and straining myself and not being able to get all the way for anymore on my own. In the future, when I get tired, though, I can grab my own legs to pull myself up when I get stuck.

Afterwards, hell… during, my lower back was screaming. I could barely lift my legs to get into my car afterwards, and the sitting position in that car was killing me all the way home. Instructor says that’s all part of your core, of course, and my lower back was engaged most the morning despite me realizing it.

Anywho.. no clue what tomorrow holds, and wish I’d asked. Right now, I hurt all freaking over, and James and I both ended up with massive headaches just from straining so much to do those exercises.



  1. infinite1der has made a Comment

    Bananas == reverse Superman pose
    Vee ups == sideways situps
    Mason twists == s/Mission/

    …and the partnered leg lift things… yeah… FUCK THAT SHIT!

    March 19, 2008 @ 2:39 pm

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    March 19, 2008 @ 2:48 pm

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