Voice: Is this Chris Brogan?
Me: Uh, yes it is.
Voice: Here’s that ass kicking you ordered.
I feel thrashed. It’s kind of my own fault. Because I didn’t get yesterday done, I doubled up. Can you say, ‘stupid idea?’ I knew midway through the official Wednesday of Week 2 workout that I was asking for the pain. And then yet again, Tuesday (what I was making up for) kicked my ass plenty fine on its own.
There’s an exercise in there that I can do, but that whooped me. It’s dumbell curl to press, split leg. You basically put one leg up high on a step (I used the arm of our living room chair), then curl your dumbells. Then, from the top of the curl, twist the weights around, and then press them up over your head (shoulder press). Finally, bring it all back down in the reverse order, nice and neat-like. Do this twelve times for one leg, and then switch to the other leg.
Yeah right. I did the 12. Did other stuff that was equally painful, and then did the other 12. In between was a combo move where you lie on a bench (or a swiss ball for me), then press a weight up over your skull. Bend your arms to 90 degrees, and then lower that whole assembly down past your head until your elbows are hugging your ears. Repeat in reverse, 12 times on a side. I did *that* in between the other thingies. With two other things in there, too. It was called a circuit.
So yes, already on week 2, my ass feels effectively thrashed. But, I did it. I did what I had to do. I skipped a few reps here and there where I thought I might injure myself from being a little tired, but I got through it.
Long story short: I rock.
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