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    It's been a busy day, doing some cleaning around the house, vacuuming, dusting and conditioning the woodwork in the kitchen. And then, the workout.

    Heavy Legs today, so I decided to add a couple of exercises to make it a challenge. It was.

    3 sets of 10 reps of the following:

    Deadlifts with Barbell @ 60 pounds

    Dumbbell Squats @ 60 pounds each

    Calf Raises @ 60 pounds

    Lunges with Dumbbells @ 30 pounds each

    Leg Extensions @ 60 pounds, one leg at a time.

    Leg Curls @ 60 pounds, together.

    Leg Presses on Total Gym @ 53 pounds

    Single Leg Presses on Total Gym @ 53 pounds – only got ten of these per leg.

    So why eight total exercises for the same body parts? Legs are BIG muscles, folks, including the Gluteus Maximus, or rear if you prefer. These large muscles require extra work to be firm and toned, not to mention grow. And when you work them, they burn lots of calories.

    Did I work out hard enough? Well, my legs were literally shaking both up and down the stairs to the Total Gym. Yeah, I think I did okay.

    Now I have to go shovel snow, then warm up before I make my famous pork chops with gravy, brown rice, and steamed Brussels sprouts. Been a high protein, low carb day on the food end, two eggs and some sausage links for breakfast, an andouie sausage on a tortilla for lunch, and some sliced ham with a navel orange after the workout.

    Come to think of it, I like busy days.

    I hope you are all having a blessed and glorious day.

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