Thursday 5/22/08 – No class for me but I did workout.

I am having a problem with my neck or shoulder and didn’t feel well enough to take class. Both my wife and son were under the weather too so we all stayed home.

I ended up doing a simple workout that I started on Monday since I felt a little better as the night went on. It consists of a few simple exercises that I hope will help my hips and my core. The movements are as follows:

  • Lying side leg raises – 25 reps
  • Lying front leg raises – 15 reps
  • Glute / hamstring raises – 15 reps
  • Crunches – 15 reps
  • Dumbbell Side bends – 15 reps each side

I have been doing one set of each movement but I might add another or more reps depending upon how I feel. I also plan on adding reverse crunches to my workout above since those help loosen up the hips and work the lower abdominals a little better.

I am still lifting weights but I have cut back on the amount of weight that I am using and the volume until after I take my Karate exam in a few weeks.

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Doug is a Shotokan Karate student that enjoys sharing his Karate training experiences with everyone. He is a Computer Consultant, an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, blogger and a freelance writer..

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