I was tired today. It took me until 2pm to get some kind of gumption in my system (whatever ‘gumption’ may be but it’s an underused word I think, and probably the first time ever it’s been used on MT. I may check
), to get my act together and visit the temple of iron where legends are made, first visit since Thursday slap-on-wrist.
That’s not to say I didn’t put the effort in and although I didn’t go heavy on very much, I did my best – otherwise what on Earth is the point of training at all?
Reason for the fatigue? I was out yesterday afternoon with my best buddies enjoying some sociables, quaffing a splendid array of golden ales and rabbiting on about putting the world to rights
Apart from family, my mates are (and always will be) the ONLY reason I give the gym a wide berth. You should always keep in touch with your friends.
So enough warbling.
Today I needed to catch up on my long-disused and neglected back, and those dilapidated items of mine known as shoulders (or spindly, gnarled tree twigs in my case). Hate shoulders with a vengeance, but they have to be done, otherwise the heaviness of my arms drags them forwards and all manner of pain erupts. On with it then… Sunday 1/5/16 – Back/shoulders/biceps (+bit of chest initially):
1. CG BB press:
2. Incline E-Z bar press (pushing forward, as in JM-style):
*Got the JM idea from Dave the Ox
last week. Adapted it today for use with the E-Z bar just for something different. Like.
3. DB press, 15° incline:
*See from the piffling weight that my shoulders are weak as pigsh!t. Hate exercises like that.
4. Single-arm kneeling DB row, alt.:
6x34, 6x36, 6x38
*Tend to forget about these. Note to self: Must add to my programme as a regular attraction.
5. Seated rows:
Hammer bar: 10x47, 10x53, 10x59
Straight bar, hands wide: 25x53, 15x59 high reps.
6. Lat pulldown, underarm bicep grip:
25x35, 15x40 high reps
7. Single arm low row, alt.:
8x75, 8x80, 8x85
6x90, 6x95, 6x100
*Find I can lift more weight with one arm than two on this. Why is that?
8. DB curl (using preacher bench):
9. CG E-Z curl, low vertical pull (preacher):
6x30, 6x35, 6x43
20x23 high reps
15x30 slow reps
*Killer on that last set. Biceps pumped like a gud ‘un.
8. Ab crunches:
Time: 1hr. 20mins.
As it happened, not a bad workout but I know my shoulders will be feeling very sore especially later on.
Out later with Mrs. Floydysaurus for tea (that’s Yorkshire-speak for dinner btw).
Tomorrow, back on legs, which I’m enjoying immensely right now.
Thanks for reading, enjoy the bank hol chaps.