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Travails of a Non-Swimmer

A No-Pool Existence is an Unhappy One


I just hate the thought of going into the pool while having my period. Have been pool-less for a few days now and it’s taking a toll on me emotionally. Can’t wait to do the breathing drills in the Total Immersion Swimming: Perpetual Motion Freestyle in Ten Lessons DVD.

In the meantime, I hit the gym for the first time this year. So far my favorite machine is the Torso Rotation :). It’s supposed to tone the torso area, so I plan to use it often. I need to tone up my core! The Hip Flexer, kind of like vertical push-ups, I simply am unable to conquer at the moment what with my very heavy bottom 🙁

Time with the Machines

  • Chest Press 4.5kg, 10x
  • Sit-up 10x
  • Leg Press 22.5 + 2.3kg, 10x
  • Hip Flexer 2x
  • Torso Rotation 5 + 4.4kg, 20x and 14kg, 40x
  • Lat Pulldown 11.5kg, 10x
  • Running 30min = 2.2km, slope 0.5%
  • Diet Trainer 5min @ 25
  • Balance Ball 10min of random play

Please, period, just be over by tomorrow.

Notes to Self: Do

  • Work your abdominal muscles instead of your lower back.
  • Keep your head-spine alignment at all times.

Notes to Self: Don’t

  • Press hard onto the hand grip or foot grip. That defeats the purpose of working your core muscles.

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