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Sunday Morning Workout Report

Hat trick achieved!

Lower Back: 2 sets 10 reps @ 55 lbs (medium)
Arm Extensions: 2 sets 10 reps @ 70 lbs (easy/medium)
Upper Back: 2 sets 10 reps @ 60 lbs (medium)
Vertical Traction: 2 sets 10 reps @ 90 lbs (easy/medium)
Shoulder Press: 2 sets 10 reps @ 40 lbs (easy/tough)
Squat Lift: 2 sets 10 reps @ 40 lbs (medium)
Leg Press: 2 sets 10 reps @ 160 lbs (medium/tough)
Cable Cross: 2 sets 10 reps @ 45 lbs (medium)
Arm Curls: 2 sets 10 reps @ 30 lbs (medium/tough)
Chest Press: 2 sets 10 reps @ 50 lbs (medium)
Ab Crunch: 2 sets 10 reps @ 70 lbs (medium)
Weight: 329 lbs

I can definitely tell a difference going in the morning rather than after work -- everything is much easier. In the case of the vertical traction, I raised the weight by 5 lbs over last week and it was still easier. My weight is also down three pounds from last time, but that I'm pretty sure is just time-of-day variation.

My one big frustration is something that happens with both the shoulder press and the arm curl: the exercise starts out trivially easy, then somewhere in the middle of the second set the muscles just sorta give up and it becomes really, really difficult to finish. It's weird how it jumps straight from "This is nothing!" to "Can't ... move ... why ... must ... Spock ... die!!"

Tuesday is "one set each at +15 pounds" day! Woohoo! O.o

-TG

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aki_no_kaze
Sep. 25th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
that's a large number of exercises, how many days does it take for you to cycle around to the same muscle group?
the_gneech
Sep. 25th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
My schedule hasn't been regular enough to set up that kind of a routine, which is why I pretty much have the one set that tries to catch a bit of everything (concentrating on core/lower back because that's the injured area).

-TG
aki_no_kaze
Sep. 25th, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
ah cool :) I was wondering if there was an injury involved (your squat numbers were rather low compared to your arms).

Take it slow, go up a bit every day if you are hitting your rep max, and be awesome :)
the_gneech
Sep. 26th, 2011 12:13 pm (UTC)
August, 2002: The Day Gneech's Back Almost Died. O.o It's always amusing to show a chiropractor x-rays of my lower back almost a decade later and hear, "Wow, you really tore it to shreds, didn't you?"

So there are certain exercises that are just really difficult for me to do at any weight, and squats are one of the toughest.

-TG
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