Thanks for the concern Mrs Chris. It seems that I may have a bit of a "prematurity" problem, I thnk I might've gotten a little ahead of myself last night. Seeing as how I woke up today feeling fine, absolutely fine, even the chest feels like nothing is wrong. I'm gonna kinda keep an eye on it for the next few days and if anything feels off then I'll make my way to a doctor. But like I said, thank you very much for the concern, it means a lot that someone who wouldn't even be at risk of me contaminating them would care enough to urge me to the doctor, thank you.
Like I said last night, if I felt better I'd get a workout in. I didn't make it up to the gym, but I did get in a nice little strength workout right here in front of the Angels/Yankees game, which by the way is currently in the bottom of the 13th tied at 3, awesome game, HOLY CRAP wildish throw, Yankees win, BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I hate the Yankees......... ANYWAYS, I got in a bit of a workout at home, nothing complex, some legs and a lot of abs.
I wanna quickly mention two exercises.
1) Single-leg squat--- I'm pretty sure I've mentioned on here that I like single leg squats, and other similar exercises, but this is a new variation, one that I'm not sure if I've done before. So you get into position to do a one legged squat, all your weight on (ta daaa) 1 leg, it helps to go slowly to maintain balance, take the leg that you arent standing on, and very slowly cross it over your thigh, like you're sitting in a chair. Obviously this takes a lot of flexibility, and it actually a pretty good stretch in and of itself, so if you arent flexible enough, work on it and do normal S-L squats in the meantime. Squat as deep as you can, while maintaining good form and balance, and do as many as you can manage, tonight I only managed about 3 or 4 on each leg, and my legs are feeling it. Stop once you can't maintain form. Going slowly helps balance, but innevitably, you will get wobbly and need to stop, thats fine, its not like you're trying to impress anyone right? Stop, take a few deep breaths, and try again.
2) Uhmm, I dont know what to call it. Its a really simple ab exercise, if you can even call it an exercise, just do it, you'll see what I mean. Lie on your back, legs an arms both fully extended, if you want you can even stretch first, just try to reach your arms and legs as far as you possibly can, it feels really good. Now relax your body, take breath, and suck your bellybutton in. Dont try to flex your abs, instead, try to visualize that theres a string tied to your bellybutton (BB from now on) and you're trying to pull it down to your spine. Pull your BB down as far as you can, hold it for 5 seconds, relax and breath. In all honesty, this is a very difficult exercise to do while breathing, so breath between reps, and by all means, don't suffocate yourself. This isn't a particularly strenuous exercise, it focuses mainly on your secondary/interiour ab muscles, ones that you arent going to see externally, but that can help to make your core tighter. This is the type of exercise that you can do whenever, I know I've spent a lot of time bored at work or watching tv or whatever doing it, it can be a way to pass time lol. Just have some fun with it, and see if you can feel it.
Am I overly "descriptive"? Because I've noticed that what I mean to be short instructions tend to end up pretty long. Hmmmm......... I guess if it bugs you then let me know and I'll work on it.
I've been thinking about maybe changing up the blog a little, maybe doing like....... regular features? Like "flat ab friday" where I'd give several good ab exercises, or "tone-up tuesday" where I'd give a full body workout. Something along those lines, just something to spice it up a bit. Any ideas or suggestions??? Pitch me on what you'd like to see on here.