Work Outs: April 24 – 30, 2022 (SoFA Festival and Wrestling Ring Setup)

Sun, April 24th

I attended an outdoor wrestling show, that was part of a street festival called the SoFA Music Festival, up in San Jose, California. I did quite a bit of heavy labor helping to set up and tear down the ring and such. I’ve helped set up a lot of rings during my past time in wrestling many years ago, and am getting quite a lot of experience doing the same this time around too.

I do have to say that this is the first time I remember ever helping put together a ring for a show in the middle of the street!

Calories: 1953, Protein: 126 g.

Mon, April 25th

Calories: 1956, Protein: 130 g.

  • (Afternoon) Physical Therapy Back Session at their Office.
    • (Super Set) Standing Rows (purple band): 2 sets x 15 reps +
      • Shoulder Extensions (purple band): 2 sets x 15 reps
    • (Super Set) Reverse Flies (purple band): 2 sets x 15 reps +
      • Bilateral External Shoulder Rotation (blue band): 2 sets x 15 reps
    • One-Handed Pulldowns (each arm, cable): 20 lbs. x 2 sets x 10 reps
    • High Rows (d-handles, cable): 46 lbs. x 2 sets x 10 reps
    • Serratus Slide (orange band): 2 sets x 15 reps
    • One-Handed Bent Over Row (each side): 5 lbs. x 2 sets x 15 reps
    • I did some stretching and foam roller work for my back. We ended the session with massage, ice, and electric muscle stimulation.
  • (Evening) I went to wrestling school for 2 hours and did referee training.

Tues, April 26th

Rest Day. I had some family obligations that prevented me from doing more than a bit of stretching. Also, I was still a bit sore from Sunday and Monday.

Calories: 2009, Protein: 97 g.

Wed, April 27th

Rest Day. Same situation as Tuesday, though not as sore.

Calories: 2022, Protein: 120 g.

This was the street in the morning before anyone arrived.

Thur, April 28th

  • (Morning) Recumbent Bike: 30 Minutes, Manual Program, Level 6, RPMs: 70+
  • (Tri-Set) Seated Leg Curls (alternating one leg, 2-ct): 25 lbs. x 4 sets x 12 reps +
    • Resistance Band Standing Rows (purple): 4 sets x 15 reps
    • CoC Gripper (Guide, 60 lbs., each hand): 4 sets x 8 reps
  • (Tri-Set) TKD Snap Kick/Leg Extension Exercise (each leg): 4 sets x 10 reps +
    • Resistance Band Shoulder Extension (purple): 4 sets x 15 reps
    • CoC (Sport, 80 lbs., each hand): 4 sets x 5 reps
  • (Giant Set) Zottman Curls: 15 lbs. x 4 sets x 10 reps +
    • Indian Clubs (2 lbs., various movements): 4 sets x 20 reps
    • Serratus Slide (orange band): 4 sets x 15 reps
    • CoC (Trainer, 100 lbs., each hand L/R): (0+5/5), (0+5/5), (0+5, 1+4), (0+5, 0+5)
  • (Tri-Set) Set #1 Dead Bugs (2-ct): 15 reps, Set #2 Crunches: 20 reps +
    • Reverse Flies (blue band): 2 sets x 15 reps
    • bilateral External Shoulder Rotation (blue band): 2 sets x 15 reps
  • (Tri-Set) Iron Haloes (each direction): 2 sets x 8 reps +
    • Face Pulls: 15 lbs. x 2 sets x 12 reps
    • Set #1 Reverse Hyperextensions: 12 reps, Set #2 Standing Side Crunches (2-ct): 12 reps
  • DB Farmer’s Walk: 30 lbs. x one minute
  • Two-Handed Pinch Grip Block Hold (hands pronated for thumbs): 5 lbs. x 30 seconds
  • One-Handed Bent Over DB Rows (each side): 5 lbs. x 25 reps
  • (Afternoon) Leg Work at the Physical Therapy Office
    • Warmed up with their recumbent bike. Used blue resistance band except where noted.
    • Balance Board: 2 sets x one minute
    • Monster Walks: 2 sets x 20 reps
    • Lateral Walks (each direction): 2 sets x 20 reps
    • Squats with Resisted Hip Abduction: 2 sets x 10 reps
    • Seated Leg Press Machine: 335 lbs. x 2 sets x 15 reps
    • Step Up With Knee Raise (alternate legs, 2-ct): 2 sets x 10 reps
    • Ball Toss While Balancing on Dina Disks: 4 lb. ball for one minute
    • Bird Dips (each side): 10 reps
    • Standing Hip Abduction (green band): 2 sets x 10 reps
    • Standing Hip Extension (green band): 2 sets x 10 reps
    • Ended the session with ultrasound, stretching, ice, and muscle electric stimulation.

Calories: 2000, Protein: 127 g.

I wasn’t sure why the festival was called the “SoFA Festival” until I took a break in-between the wrestling matches to walk around the fair a little. I noticed a lot of sofas on the side of the street, especially where the bands were set up. Seemed like a pretty good idea to me.

Also, I don’t know the name of this band but I liked their music. I stood and listened for about 15 minutes when I was on my way back to my car after tearing down the ring.

Fri, April 29th

(Wake-up) We followed along to The Jack Lalane Show, DVD 4, Episode 2. After breakfast, I worked on some knots in my upper back with my J-hook.

  • (Wake-up) Recumbent Bike: 30 Minutes, Manual Program, Level 5, RPMs: 70+. I finished warming up with some light indian club work and dynamic stretching.
  • (Tri-Set) DB Bench Press: 30 lbs. x 3 sets x 8 reps and 2 sets x 9 reps +
    • CoC Grippers (L/R Hands): Guide (60 lbs.): 3 sets x 8/8 reps, Sport (80 lbs.): 2 sets x 5/5 reps
    • TKD High Block: 5 sets x 20 reps
  • (Tri-Set) Arnold Press: 20 lbs. x 10, 12 reps, 25 lbs. 10, 9, 9 reps +
    • (Sets #1-#3) Coc Grippers (L/R Hands): Sport (80 lbs): 5/5 reps, Trainer (100 lbs.): Close: 0/5 reps x 2 sets, 0/3+2 reps (Sets #4-#5) Light Spring Bar (Pronate/Supinate): 3 sets x 6/6 reps
    • Dead Bugs (2-ct): 5 sets x 10 reps
  • (Tri-Set) Incline Push-up (Bench/4th Cellar Step): 2 sets x 2/10 reps +
    • Light Spring Bar (Pronate/Supinate): 3 sets x 6/6 reps
    • TKD Low Block: 3 sets x 20 reps
  • (Tri-Set) Standing Cable Flies: 20 lbs. x 3 sets x 10 reps +
    • Lateral Raises: 10 lbs. x 3 sets x 12 reps
    • (Sets #1-#2): TKD Low Block: 2 sets x 20 reps (Set #3) Heavy Spring Bar (P/S): 4/4 reps
  • (Tri-Set) DB Tricep Overhead Press: 25 lbs. x 3 sets x 12 reps +
    • Crunches: 3 sets x 15 reps
    • (Set #1) TKD Low Block x 20 reps (Sets #2-#3) Jab x 2 sets x 20 reps
  • (Tri-Set) Tricep Pushdowns (v-bar): 35 lbs. x 12 reps, 37.5 lbs. x 12 reps, 40 lbs. x 12 reps +
    • DB Wrist Curls (each hand): 20 lbs. x 3 sets x 12 reps
    • (Set #1) Jab x 20 reps, (Sets #2-#3) Jab/Cross x 2 sets x 20 reps
  • (Tri-Set) Tricep Reverse Pushdown (cable, each arm): 10 lbs. x 3 sets x 12 reps +
    • DB Reverse Wrist Curls (each hand): 10 lbs. x 3 sets x 12 reps
    • (Set #1) Jab/Cross x 20 reps (Sets #2-#3) Footwork Drill (turn ~90 degrees and pull back slightly to avoid attack and counter with step on opponent’s foot and push with both hands): 2 sets x 10 reps
  • Finished with one last set of the above Footwork Drill, then Side Internal Shoulder Rotation Exercise (orange band, each arm) x 12 reps, Incline Plank going from elbows to push-up position and back again x 12 reps, Bicycling Exercise x 30 seconds, Supine Leg Windwills (each direction) x 30 revolutions, Balance Board: 1:20 seconds. For the balance board, once I got to one minute, I balanced for as long as I could until the rim of the board touched the floor.
  • Did the standing, shoulder portion of “Back/Shoulder Flexibility for Beginners” by Dyland Werner on Alomoves.com and some more stretching so that my stretching session lasted 30 minutes. I also did some more stretching later in the evening.

Calories: 1998, Protein: 131 g.

There were a lot more people at the fair than this picture indicates, and it was also quite spread out.

Sat, April 30th

  • Recumbent Bike: 30 Minutes, Manual Program, Level 5, RPMs: 70+. Stretched out my calves a little afterward.
  • (Afternoon Pulling Workout) Warmed up with 1 lbs. indian clubs, dynamic stretching, and some light sets of the exercises I did later in the workout. Finished the warm-up with “5-Minute core for Beginners” by Calvin Corzine on Alomoves.com.
  • Physical Therapy Exercises
    • (Super Set) Resistance Band Rows (blue band): 2 sets x 15 reps +
      • Resistance Band Shoulder Extension (blue band) 2 sets x 15 reps
    • (Super Set) Serratus Slide (orange band): 2 sets x 15 reps +
      • One-Handed Bent Over Row (each side): 5 lbs. x 2 sets x 15 reps
    • (Super Set) Bilateral External Rotation (blue band): 2 sets x 15 reps +
      • Reverse Flys (blue band): 2 sets x 15 reps
  • Did some stretching and foam roller work that the physical therapists gave me for my back. Also did some leg stretching later in the evening.

Had a nice rest day with my husband. Did some stretching in the evening. Put in a good week with the workouts, I think. Probably going to take tomorrow off too and call it a resting weekend.

Calories: 2181, Protein: 124 g.

I lost 1.5 lbs. this week. My total loss is 16.125 lbs. over ten weeks for an average of 1.61 lbs/week. My calorie intake for the week was 14,119.

7 thoughts on “Work Outs: April 24 – 30, 2022 (SoFA Festival and Wrestling Ring Setup)

    • It worked out quite well given how they were running the festival. The way the show went was we’d have a match every half hour and before the matches we’d ring the bell a bunch of times and people would start to gather. Not so much for the first one, but a lot more after that once people knew what to expect. Also, in a couple of matches the wrestlers started fighting on the outside of the ring going up and down the street and that seemed to clue people in that there was a wrestling show going on. By the third match people were walking up and asking when the next match was going to start and by the later matches the street was completely full of spectators.

      You are right about that area of California; it gets a lot of sun. I spent much of the afternoon sitting in the shade of the ring trailer.

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  1. Nice to see an outdoor ring for a change, haven’t seen much like that since the Monday night wars and WCW bash at the beach. How is the referee training going ?
    The workouts seem to be continuing well, as does your goals and hope it keeps up for you.

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    • It was a fun show; as it turns out we do a lot of outdoor shows in the summer. The referee training is going well. They are having me come to class twice a week now instead of once and getting into more advanced stuff.

      Thank you, Dave, I am pleased with the general direction my workouts are going. Some weeks I do more and some less, but I feel like I’ve gotten a lot more fit over the last few months even with the issues that have me at physical therapy.

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