Work Outs: April 3 – 9, 2022 (Couple of pro wrestling pictures from a show I helped out at.)

I was going to include my quick review of Aeronautical Imperialis in this post, but I thought it was long and detailed enough to make its own blog post. So two posts in one week, which is a little unusual for me. The workouts this week are fairly light for the most part. I was feeling a little ground down plus I knew that Saturday was going to be a heavy labor day so I didn’t want to be sore or tired going into that.

The pro wrestling referee training continues to go well and as I progress it is becoming a bit more involved and interesting. I still have a lot to learn though and I am developing a new appreciation for referees. I never really thought of them too much 20 years ago when I was wrestling, but like most things the good ones make it look easy.

I’ve also been active in helping with setup and teardown at shows, as well as working event security, which are all things I’ve done plenty of in the 90s and early 2000s when I was involved in wrestling before. The picture below is from the main event match at a show I helped out at on April 9th in San Francisco, California.

Sun, April 3rd

Had a nice rest day with my husband.

Calories: 1920, Protein: 135 g.

Mon, April 4th

  • (Wake-Up Workout) We followed along to The Jack Lalane Show, DVD 3, Episode 1.
  • (Morning) Recumbent Bike: 30 Minutes, Hill Program, Level 10, RPMs: 80+. I stretched a little afterward.
  • In the evening I went to referee class for 2 hours.

Calories: 2000, Protein: 152 g.

Tues, April 5th

  • (Wake-up) Recumbent Bike: 30 Minutes, Aerobic Program, Level 7, RPMs: 70+. Afterward, I did one minute on the balance board.
  • Afternoon (Physical Therapy Exercise Giant Set at Home)
    • Monster Walks (blue band): 2 sets x 10 reps
    • Lateral Band Walks (green band): 2 sets x 10 reps
    • Squats with Resisted Hip Abduction (green band): 2 sets x 10 reps
    • Step Up With Knee Raise (alternating legs, 2-ct): 2 sets x 10 reps
    • Standing Hip Abduction (cable): 7.5 lbs. x 2 sets x 10 reps
    • Standing Hip Extension (cable): 7.5 lbs. x 2 sets x 10 reps
  • I stretched for an hour, which included my PT stretches/foam roller work for my leg and back, as well as the “Back/Shoulder Flexibility for Beginners” video by Dylan Werner on Alomoves.
  • In the evening, we went for a short walk in the forest for about 30 minutes.

Calories: 1919, Protein: 138 g.

Another picture from the April 9th show — this time the women’s tag team match. This is a return grudge match from the previous February show in San Jose, CA where the wrestler in the orange skirt and the one in black, choking her opponent on the ropes, had a major disagreement. In general, I’ve noticed that they don’t like each other very much.

Wed, April 6th

I didn’t work out at all today and also slept in a bit. Instead, I stretched a little and spent an hour in our massage chair.

Calories: 1899, Protein: 134 g.

Thur, April 7th

I did some stretching in the morning and again in the evening. I wanted to do the weight circuit today but my body was still a bit sore and tired so I listened to it. I did do a little gripper training though.

  • (Afternoon) CoC Gripper (Trainer, 100 lbs.):
    • (Left Hand) 2mm x 1+4 reps x 2 sets, 2+3 reps, 1+4 reps, 0 + 5 reps
    • (Right Hand) Closed x 3+2 reps, 2+3 reps, 3+2 reps, 2+3 reps, 1+4 reps

Did some more stretching in the evening.

Calories: 1896, Protein: 111 g.

Fri, April 8th

I’m keeping things easy today because I’m going to be putting in a lot of labor tomorrow at the wrestling show. With the stuff going on with my knee and back I have to be especially careful to pick when I’m going to grind these days.

  • (Wake-up) We followed along to the Jack Lalane Show, DVD 3, Episode 5.
  • (Morning) Recumbent Bike: 30 Minutes, Manual Program, Level 5, RPMs: 70+.
    • Afterward, I did one minute on the balance board, then a quick, one-set complex of Dead Bugs (2-ct) x 20 reps, One-Leg Up Crunches* x 20 reps, High Block Drill (2-ct) x 20 reps, Low Block Drill (2-ct) x 20 reps, Elbow Plank for 30 seconds.
  • (Afternoon at the Physical Therapy Office) Started by getting some massage around the knee and some ultrasound therapy. Warmed up with the recumbent bike. Then I did two sets of each exercise, with no rest between exercises, before moving on to the next.
    • Step Up With Knee Raise (alternating legs, 2-ct): 2 sets x 10 reps
    • Monster Walks (blue band): 2 sets x 10 reps
    • Lateral Band Walks (blue band, both directions): 2 sets x 10 reps
    • Squats with Resisted Hip Abduction (blue band): 2 sets x 10 reps
    • Standing Hip Extension (green band, each leg): 2 sets x 10 reps
    • Seated Leg Press: 335 lbs. x 2 sets x 10 reps
    • Bird Dips** (each leg): 2 sets x 10 reps
    • Finished with some stretches, ice, and the muscle electric stimulation machine.
  • Stretched again in the evening and used the new high-density foam roller that came in the mail today.

Calories: 1957, Protein: 120 g.

Sat, April 9th

Today was a heavy day of labor since I helped with set up and tear down for a wrestling show in San Francisco. I also worked security at the event. It is always a challenge to eat properly working away from home for the day when I’m concentrating on weight loss. What I do is pre-plan what I’m going to eat the day before, prepare it, and carry everything with me so my food choices don’t fall to chance or I also bring along some extra “emergency supplies” in case I’m hungrier than expected, which today I was with all of the labor I put in.

Calories: 2458, Protein: 174 g.

I lost 1.25 lbs. this week. My total loss is 13.625 lbs. over eight weeks for an average of 1.7 lbs/week. My calorie intake for the week was 14,049.

* The one-leg crunches are a variation I learned some years ago when I was taking Tae Kwon Do locally in-person. It is like a normal crunch except you extend one leg straight up into the air and keep the other foot planted on the ground.

** This looks a lot like a One-Legged Dead Lift but without the weights.