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  • Legs and Prayers

    As always, I began the workout with my ab routine. 250 total repetitions. Six days a week. Important all the time, since the core of your body is the part that supports everything else. But especially on Leg day.

    Squats are done with heavy weights, if you want your muscles to be strong. In order to lift those weights, you have to bend over. If your core isn't strong, that could seriously restrict the amount of weight you can lift.

    Lunges also require heavy weights if you want strong legs. Again, this is all about lifting and balance. Without a strong core, balance becomes a serious problem. One that could get you seriously hurt.

    Calf raises. Same argument. Lifting yourself on your toes and lowering yourself with heavy weights require balance. A strong core gives you the balance you need to control the weights.

    Leg extensions, either single or double extensions, require a strong core. You have to concentrate on holding your body in the seated position while lifting your leg out and lowering the weight. If your core is weak, your body twists and turns when the weight is in the air. Not good for your back, not good for your hips, not good for your legs.

    Leg curls, lying on your stomach while curling the weight up behind you, requires a strong core as well. The initial lift has to come from the glutes, (other wise known as the back of your front or the area you sit on) and if your core is weak, you end up trying to throw the weights up instead of lifting them. Really not good.

    Squats were done with the 100 lb dumbbells, lunges with the 30 lb dumbbells, calf raises, leg extensions and leg curls with 60 lbs on the extension on my bench. 3 sets of 10 reps for all exercises.

    Good exercise session, and I am feeling great. Made a fish stew for lunch today with Albacore tuna and a can of Okra, Corn, and Tomatoes mixed in with some seasonings. Good stuff! Tasty, and only about 500 calories, none of them fat. Lots of protein. Lots of vitamins.

    This may be my last workout entry for a while. Tomorrow at 11:30 am CST I am scheduled for Nasal Septum Reconstruction at Unity Point Hospital. Not a big deal, nothing life threatening, but since the area in question has lots of nerves, I am sure the recovery will take a few days.

    That's where the prayers come in. I would appreciate yours.

    I hope you are having a blessed and glorious day.

    Fred
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