Monday, June 18, 2012

Lazy ass

One of the first things I organised for my week off was a personal training session. Increased time in the gym has showcased my lack of knowledge when it comes to lifting. I want to learn good form so that I don't injure myself.

Apart from work's gym, I've not stepped inside a gym for years. Mainly because I prefer the outdoors, and partially because I hurt myself many years ago on the rowing machine which took a hell of a lot of rehab. My physio suggested instead of the gym I take up running. Which I did.

 But I tell you what, during winter, training indoors is rather appealing the older I get!

I didn't get a huge training effect from the first session I did, but I was keen to give it another go and booked another session later in the week. The PT I worked with has a strength and conditioning background and the two sessions focused heavily on engaging my glutes - which are super lazy. Some of the exercises also showcased the weakness in my hips, so it's back to these exercises.

By the end of the second session I was barbell box squatting and doing rack deadlifts. I was pretty happy about it. I'm looking forward to the time that I have another opportunity to book a session.

Strength: 35m. A mix of upper body, lower body and abs. Motivation levels were a touch low, but I'm glad I did something.


  1. I have a lazy ass too! When I do squats and lunges my quads do most of the work, hammies a little, and my butt does nada. I need to figure out how to "engage" the lazy so-and-so too LOL.

    1. Good to hear from you. I don hope all is well from you.

      With regards to my backside, I can't believe something so big is so useless! Really working to reverse that. Glute bridges help!