Day three working out in the boot. I really struggled mentally today. Even though I’m doing these workout at the highest intensity, it’s still not the same as my regular workouts. I go back and forth from feeling hopeful to feeling hopeless. Sometimes it’s an hour by hour swing, but today feels like there is a little raincloud over my head.
Seated cardio: Tried yet another seated workout video. This one was just cardio and not interval-based. It was ok, got my heart rate up a bit.
Krankcycle: when I told my coach that my gym has a handcycle, it was because I had seen it out of the corner of my eye on my way into the gym. Today was the first time I actually got a good look at it. It did not occur to me that this would take any particular skill – just like peddling, but using your arms instead. It turns out it’s not a handcycle, it’s a Krankcycle” which is a thing. It has a weighted flywheel like a spin bike and it adjusts by turning 180 degrees, and by tilting toward and away from you, and you can adjust the intensity. I had a bit of a learning curve figuring out how to do the resistance to get a smooth workout.
I just imitated peddling with my hands but when I came home I did some Googling and it turns out that there are several ways that you can use the machine so at least next time I’ll have some variety. I also realized too late that I wasn’t paying attention to the foot in the boot and I was pushing and leaning into it exactly the way I’m not supposed to. I only realized when it started aching. Oops. Now I know, and knowing’s half the battle. Good news for the spin bike, when it comes to “most boring workout in the world” the spin bike just moved up a spot.
100 one-legged wall pushups. Between all the arm work with the seated cardio and the Krankcycle my arms feel pretty cooked so I stopped at 100