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My Shirt Is Too Tight O.o

The latest round of workouts appears to be making my shoulders, biceps, and upper back inflate like balloons, with the net result that my shirts are getting tighter across the chest ... where they already had a tendency to pinch. I'm recovering much faster from these than I did from my first return workout, which is definitely a good thing -- a weekend of wobbly legs and arms made for difficult days. My chiro also commented on my back muscles "seeming stronger," which is cool and all, but I've only been back at it twice a week for two weeks. (Maybe she was just trying to be encouraging?) In any case, it's time to get some new shirts this weekend, I guess.

Speaking of which, here are the numbers for last night:

Lower Back: 2 sets 10 reps @ 50 lbs (medium/tough)
Arm Extensions: 2 sets 10 reps @ 65 lbs (medium/tough)
Upper Back: 2 sets 10 reps @ 55 lbs (medium)
Vertical Traction: 2 sets 10 reps @ 80 lbs (medium)
Shoulder Press: 2 sets 10 reps @ 35 lbs (tough)
Squat Lift: 2 sets 10 reps @ 40 lbs (medium)
Leg Press: 2 sets 10 reps @ 140 lbs (medium/tough)
Cable Cross: 2 sets 10 reps @ 40 lbs (medium/tough)
Chest Press: 2 sets 10 reps @ 45 lbs (easy/medium)
Arm Curls: 2 sets 10 reps @ 35 lbs (tough -- my arms were definitely getting tired by this stage)
Weight: 330 lbs., which is consistent with the past few visits. I'm guessing I must have just used the machine wrong the first time.

In Other News...

I finally got enough LotRO last night, it seems. Although I'm still interested in the game and want to play, as of today Lachwen has stopped trying to eat my brain and demanding I play more. It seems she was just desperate to get out of Bree and is now content to take her time around the Forsaken Inn, but until the game actually gets to Gondor, she's going to have a hard time finding anywhere else so cosmopolitan. Middle-earth just doesn't have much in the way of cities! There was a plague in Eriador, after all.

-The Gneech


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 15th, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
Too tight? Take it off, take some photos of yourself flexing and post them on LJ, then.

...What, doesn't everyone do that?
Jul. 15th, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
Meh. Beefy as my muscles may be, they're also covered in an inch-thick layer of subcutaneous goo that won't go away, making shirtless pictures of me eye-burning travesties. I'll pass.

Jul. 15th, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
"I'm... too sexy for my" etc. as Drezzer would sing!
Jul. 15th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
I recall you having massive traps. I also add YOU to my list of irritating people who have the benefit of easy bulking due to caucasian genes when working out XP

Edited at 2011-07-15 05:07 pm (UTC)
Jul. 15th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
By shoulders I was thinking more of my delts, actually, which have become considerably less droopy-sloped than they used to be and are getting closer to squared.

re: caucasian genes, you at least have the option of going out in the sun and turning brown. If I go out in the sun, I go from freckles to blisters to the emergency room (and look forward to skin cancer). So, it has its tradeoffs!

Jul. 16th, 2011 03:41 pm (UTC)
Let's not forget the genetic predisposition for copious, manly body hair! =_=

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