FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2009

It was a long day with flu’s everywhere. My cousin had what seemed to be the flu a few weeks ago. He wasn’t overly concerned as it appeared that many of us were down with it. He relapsed a week ago and went back to the dr. and it was determined he had a blood infection. He was hospitalized and after an EKG and an echocardiogram, they determined he had a mitral valve prolapse, as well as endocarditis, which will require surgery. As far as we know, he had no pre-existing murmur or valve issues so either the bacteria damaged the valve, or he did actually have a minor prolapse, which was exasperated by the bacteria. The theory also is that the bacteria might have gotten into his bloodstream from a recent dental visit. Pretty scary stuff.

The other unsettling flu news that hit the wires today is the swine flu outbreak in Mexico, where authorities closed schools, museums, libraries and theaters in the capital on Friday to try to contain an outbreak that has spurred concerns of a global flu epidemic.

OK, on to more upbeat stuff.

Today was:

CHESTSHOULDERSTRICEPS from Debbie Groll on Vimeo.

Bench Press        45 lbs x15       55 lbs x8          65 lbs x 5 

Incline Fly           15 lbs x 12      15  lbs x 10      15 lbs x 8

Pushups                 8                        8                   8   (wimpy girly ones)

Db Pullover         15 lbs x 12      15 lbs x 12       15 lbs x 12

Military Press      35 lbs x 8        35 lbs x8         35 lbs x 6

Upright Row       35 lbs x 12      35 lbs x 10     35 lbs x 6

Side Lat Raise       8 lbs x 12        8 lbs x 10       8 lbs x 8

Bent Over Lat       8 lbs x 12        8 lbs x 10       8 lbs x 8

Tric. Ext Lying        35 lbs x 8          zip               zip

Pulley Push Down  20 lbs x12     20 lbs x8        20 lbs x6

Crunches                 25                      25                   25

Abs – knee in           25                      25                  25

Abs – Leg Raises     25                       25                 25

Abs – Sit ups            25                      25                  25

Stepper – 40 mins for 362 calories burned using mostly level 7


One Response to “FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2009”

  1. Terry Says:

    Scary stuff with your cousin. We never know when things like this will pop up.

    I see you are still with the whimpy girly push ups. You know, those are what I usually do. If doing multiple sets I might be able to get the first set in the manly way but then I back off. My Coach wants maximum range of motion and if doing the girly thing gets me more range of motion then that’s what he wants me to do. The curse of “old shoulders”


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