Workout Results for 3/28/07 - Day 3, Week 1, SI6Day 3, Week 1, Slim in Six Workout:
Program Followed: Start it Up
Program Duration: 25 Minutes
Difficulty: Didn't feel like I worked as hard as I could have, maybe 70% today.
OK, I think my body is getting a bit fatigued . . . 3 more days to go this week and I can take a day off . . . the only thing I really have any problems with is keeping my arms up during the exercises. I have a 50% tear in my right rotator cuff and as such, my right shoulder is extremely painful during the exercises. I just have to work through it and strengthen the muscles around the shoulder to take some of the strain off. It's torn enough to hurt, but not enough to operate, which is good cause I don't want rotator cuff sugery! So this workout is like a standard aerobics class where you're doing squats while maybe doing tricep extensions, so keeping my arms up for the full 12 - 18 reps gets tough. I'm doing more today than I did on Monday, but still my shoulder is in pain the rest of the day. No pain, no gain right?
The push ups are getting easier, although I'm doing the easy ones on my knees. I figure by next week I'll be able to get those off the ground without much worry and bang out 8 - 10. The crunches (reverse, oblique and standard) are actually pretty easy. OK, maybe not easy, but certainly doable. I guess my workouts that I was doing last summer at the Y helped a bit with my abs. Because I remember those being a lot harder and I did quite a few less crunches there. 20 standard usually. Here we're doing 18 - 24 Reverse, Oblique and Standard . . . so probably 3 times the amount I was doing and I can do them. I feel good about that!