I decided to swap out Ab Ripper X with 10 Minute Trainer Abs because the exercises that involve holding the legs off the ground irritates my lower back IMMEDIATELY, and there are a TON of those in Ab Ripper X. 10 Minute Abs wasn’t too bad. In fact, it was kind of too easy. For a moment I considered going through it a second time, but then I thought, “If I can’t do sixteen minutes of X, then how can I do twenty minutes with the other?” Of course, the answer is self-explanatory: as I wrote above, 10 Minute Trainer doesn’t involve the legs in the air so much, so I probably could have done it…but oh well, I didn’t. Lesson learned for next time.
I couldn’t believe how well chest and back went today. Still feel pretty miserable about the chin-ups, and I hate reverse grip; my wrists feel kind of strange on the way up, like they weren’t meant to go that way. (A matter of bad form, maybe?) However, I was surprised at myself when it came to push-ups. For the first round through, I did maybe 10-15 every time a set of push-ups came along. However, in round two I was somehow doing 20 OR MORE each time. I don’t know how I pulled that off, considering I was more tired than when I started, and yet that was how many reps I did.
Didn’t do any wing chun yet today. Figure I can do the forms and “one to ten, ten to one” drill at work, then save the punching with weights for home.