Day 162: Owls!

Technically, Owls did not from part of Saturday’s exercise…but they did form a very exciting part of saturday so I thought I would tell you about it ๐Ÿ˜€

Owl for blog
Crystal the Barn Owl…on my hand!!

On Saturday we went on a bird of prey experience, we met owls and hawks and falcons and other such exciting creatures! We learned about them and most excitingly got to hold them and have them fly to our hands! they are amazing creatures and incredibly light and gentle, not at all what I expected but completely awesome ๐Ÿ˜€ They are such beautiful birds and they have such thick feathers! I want one! but I concede that keeping an owl is probably not very practical…

There were meant to be more pictures, but my computer went to sleep before dropbox synced properly so this is all the owl action you are getting for now!

Now for Saturday’s exercise…

It was more or less the same as Friday’s exercise with a couple of tweaks…

After bird shenanigans and a meet-up with my friend Girl Sam I made my way to the gym and did the following:

7 mins work out on the cross trainer (3 mins warm up, 4 mins 20 s fast 20 s normal interval training)

Bench press (3 x 5 at 32.5 kg 2 x 5 at 30 kg) supersetted with Barbell rows (5 x 30 kg), Standing military press (2 x 5 at 20 kg…I really need to improve at these)

core pressThen, being the same gym as Friday and having the same crazy squat rack shortage, I went to the trx again and did 3 x 10 bodyweight squats and 3 x 5 inverted bodyweight rows and 2 x 5 trx roll outs. I then did some core work on the cable machine, I did 10 x wood chops per side (10 kg) and the thing where you have the cable machine to the side of you and hold the handle out in front of you without letting the weights twist you round, arms out straight count 30 arms in repeat x 3 on each side (which I have just learned is called a core press…). Then just to finish off I did bridges against the wall and one-legged bridges. then stretching ๐Ÿ˜€

So with that day 162 complete (with Owls!) ๐Ÿ˜€

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  1. I think I may try your approach with lower # of reps but higher weight. yesterday I did lat pull downs and seated rows with a much higher weight than normal, and I could only get to 5-6 reps before dying. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Do you find the lower reps, higher weights is more beneficial?

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    1. Yes, I think it is, from what I have been reading it is low reps with a high weight that will make you stronger, making strong dense muscles that help burn fat and show muscles making you look toned. apparently higher reps at lighter weights will make you look pumped and the muscles will get bigger temporarily but not much stronger.

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