John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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Sunday Workout Report (Smells Like Gold's Gym In Here Edition)

By now many of you have heard that I was defeated at Iron Artist -- alas! By only four points, too. FC has still been much cool funness. I regret nothing, do you hear? Nothing!!!

But enough about that. Let's get on with the workout report. ;)

On Sunday morning in the way-too-early, invisiblewolf, Derrick Dasenbrock, kylet, drleo and I piled into Lanny's rental super-swank-white-Cadillac and we trundled over to a Gold's Gym for workoutage. It was interesting to see how the machines compared to the Bowflex. Some things were much easier, some were much harder, and some were actually worth doing -- such as the extra leg exercises I tacked on just 'cause I could.

Flat Barbell Bench Press: 1 set 7 reps @ 70 lbs (bleah)
Narrow Pulldowns: 1 set 10 reps @ 60 lbs (zowie!)
Triceps Pushdown: 1 set 10 reps @ 50 lbs
Bench Press: 1 set 10 reps @ 45 lbs
Seated Lat Rows: 1 set 10 reps @ 30 lbs
Rear Deltoid Row: 1 set 10 reps @ 40 lbs
Deadlift: 1 set 10 reps @ 30 lbs
Chest Fly: 1 set 10 reps @ 30 lbs
Military Press: 1 set 10 reps @ 15 lbs, 1 set 10 reps @ 10 lbs (gah)
Leg Press: 1 set 10 reps @ 300 lbs
Leg Lift: 1 set 10 reps @ 70 lbs

Body Weight: unknown

Basically, anything involving the chest (particularly the bench presses) were OHMYGODHARD, whereas anything with the lats seemed slightly easier than when using the Bowflex.

Still, it was a neat and fun experience, and I was glad to have some kind of workout. I've never actually had a workout in a public gym before. The closest I'd had before that was the VCU facilities, many long years ago.

-The Gneech
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