Productive and fun weekend; Monday is no longer “Leg Day”.
I hope everyone had a nice weekend! I spent Saturday working outside all day, and on Sunday I did some gardening out back, relaxed, took a bunch of nature photographs, watched a movie with Lisa and played some poker. For dinner I made my favorite stir fry, which I never seem to tire of. I was in bed a little after 9:00 PM and I slept until 6:30!
Last Wednesday I announced that I’m going to scale back on my weight training over the summer so I can mountain bike more often. Part of this experiment includes eliminating all lower body weight training when I’m not actively cutting. For a very long time Monday has always been “Leg Day” for me, and so it feels pretty strange to not have a leg workout on tap for this afternoon…
…but I’m excited! Normally I train legs on Monday, which leaves my legs too sore/tired to mountain bike on Tuesday; I would weight train again on Wednesday and–finally–on Thursday I could go mountain biking. That all changes this week. I can ride today, tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday if I want to! I can get an upper body weight training workout in on Friday, and then I’ve got the whole weekend to mountain bike or do whatever else I want.
It’s going to be an interesting experiment. I have a feeling that all the riding I do is going to keep my legs in excellent shape. This is especially true because I’m riding clipped in, and that is going to give my hamstrings a lot of action. Furthermore, I’m riding dirt trails with all kinds of natural obstacles and varying conditions, and those factors provide my legs with constantly changing challenges.
I am going to hit the dirt, lots to do today. Have a great day!