January 8th, 2006

Shaoran Action

Sunday Workout Report (Owie Edition)

Well, the new workout is different, that's for sure. Unfortunately, some of the weights the software generated were just plain beyond me -- not only could I not do a set, I couldn't even do one rep! So I reduced the weight on those and will build them up as I can.

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The Military Press is a problem. The Bowflex iTrainer software, y'see, is not actually designed for my model, but for a later model. Most of the time, it's not an issue, but sadly my particular machine isn't really set up to do a Military Press ... so I spent about 15 minutes trying to find a workaround (including going upstairs to find all the miscellaneous pieces in the hopes of finding a longer cable). I did eventually find a configuration for this machine that approximates the Military Press, but I have to hold my hands further forward than I would for a "standard" version -- greatly reducing the weight I can handle. So I had to set the weight to 20 lbs, down from the 55 lbs suggested by the software. Yikes. I've got some freeweights upstairs, I might try to do 55 lbs Military Presses with them.

-The Gneech
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