For sure, bowling and weight training have one thing in common for me. I can do either one alone and, yea, be in my own little world. I'm not anti-social. I enjoy being polite and having pleasant conversations with people. But, I avoid being in the way of other people, and I enjoy doing what I want to do.
I didn't start working out with weights until I was in my mid thirties. I took a training class at a university, and I've been working out, off and on, ever since, simply for the pleasure that I get from doing it. It's been so easy to do while living in Korea, for their a gym nearby just about every neighborhood, so I've been able to walk to it in less than thirty minutes or ride my bike, and I've never had to sign a long term contract, but simply pay a month at a time. I don't know for how long I'll have this convenient luxury, but I'll enjoy it while I can.
Usually, I ride my bike for five to ten minutes to get to my gym, Chicago Fitness Center. That's a pretty decent warm up, especially on the "leg" days (like today). Once there, I walk in, take off my shoes, grab some workout clothes, change clothes in the locker room, and head for the workout area.
This morning, I was up at 7:30 and made a breakfast of cold cereal and milk mixed with sliced banana and pumpkin seed. Of course, I chased that down with black coffee.
Three sets of 10 "Good Mornings" (20kg, 30kg, and 35 kg) was the first exercise I did.
Using the same machine and working with the same plates in reverse (35kg, 30kg, and 20kg), I did forward lunges for each leg. Yes, I was huffing and puffing by the time I finished those. Whew!
Using the same machine, but after repositioning the bars, I did three sets of dead 10 dead lifts (30kg, 50kg, and 60 kg) slowly.
Next, I used the cross over cable machine to do two different exercises. On one side I used a straight bar to do push down back extentions. On the other side, I used a rope to do up right rows.
Push down back extension: 8 x 15, 10 x 15, 12 x 10
Upright rows: 4 x 15, 5 x 12, 6 x 10
Finally, I made a circuit of four exercises in this order: leg curls, incline sit ups, leg extensions, flat bench crunches.
Leg curl machine: 6 x 15, 7 x 10, 8 x 8
Leg extension: 7 x 15, 8 x 15, 9 x 15
8 oz of plain yogurt mixed with dried cranberries;
Slice of banana and pumpkin seed bread spread with peanut butter;
One fried egg;
Stir fried cabbage (yum);
Weight after lunch was 72.1 kg