Sunday, December 25, 2022
Calisthenics and dumbbell work ~ 20 minutes
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Yoga with Lakshay's instructor who was very good and put us through a 13 pose sequence followed by static holds which he pushed to expand range of motion. We finished with breathing exercises. ~ 60 minutes
Monday, January 2, 2023
Gym workout with squat, bench, deadlift, pull-ups and seated dumbbell overhead press. Top weights were 70, 60 and 90 kg. Body weight pull-ups and 12, 14, 16 kg presses. Finished with a one mile walk on the track. ~45 min
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Gym workout with front squat, overhead press and bench press with max weights of 50, 40 and 50kg respectively. I also did some back extensions and pull-ups before heading out on the track for a walk. ~45 minutes.
Rajpath Club, Ahmedabad
The gym at the club is pretty awesome with Hammer Strength machines and free weights. There was a belt squat and a posterior chain developer. The dumbbells went up to 50 kg and they had plenty of functional fitness equipment including kettlebells up to 32 kg. The gym was full without feeling crowded. There were about 40-50 people there including 10-15 women. It was notable that they had (3) utility benches, (3) incline benches, (3) flat benches, (2) preacher curls, but still only (2) squat racks. They also had (2) flat bench press, (1) incline bench press and (1) decline bench press. It seems like arm and shoulder work are quite popular. There was also several personal trainers working with clients. Overall, I was very impressed.
The remainder of the club is pretty awesome as well with several badminton courts, lap pool, card room, table tennis courts, tennis courts, squash court, volleyball, cricket grounds and a turf soccer enclosure. The food at the club was pretty good. Members can reserve halls for events and there is even lodging available. A membership is now pretty expensive at 50 Lakh rupees ($60,000 USD), but monthly costs are low. Apparently this is up significantly from less than 5 Lakh rupees 20 years ago.