Very unexpectedly I found myself at a loose end this morning, so with plenty of time to get myself sorted out for this afternoon’s train I managed a quick near-hour at the gym. With no plans other than seeing where my feet ended up lead me to, I did a bit of a free-for-all… Thursday 12/10/17 Shoulder press:
*Couldn’t quite believe this. The warm-up on the 40 felt stupidly light and so in fact did the 60 straight after. I thought this could lead to something , so I wasted no time with small increments and added another 20, then a further 15 to reach the 95 and still not feeling especially taxed. It’s ages since I went for heavy weight on the shoulder press, or most things for that matter as I’m basically keeping my fitness levels up, but the 100 seemed a nice goal but I decided to take a gamble and miss out that benchmark in case I couldn’t go even further. Well, I had a stab at 105 and smashed that
, which is only 2.5kgs off my PB from well over a year ago and just pushed up three reps. Then I got silly by adding another 5, which was just too foolhardy and only got half way up. Shouting many obscenities at myself, I took a minute a tried again. Nope. Screaming and threatening my triceps, I still couldn’t budge any more than a few inches. Bollox 2 it.
But nevertheless I did feel somewhat contented at passing that old 100 mark after such a long time away from these. There’s still time… Smith push press, 15° bench incline:
20x20 norm grip
20x20 wide grip
*Not much weight but all 50 reps were done continuously, moving my hand grip whilst the bar was in motion. The beauty of the Smith. The ‘Floydy’ Press:
For those not in the know, it’s a flat bench with one 50kg DB. Lie down, interlock hands underneath one of the inner ends and simply push up and down; The Floydy Press.
I aim for 100 accumulative reps doing this exercise (which pumps the triceps more than any other exercise I do), trying to reach the target in four sets. Today it took 5, probably because my arms were already shot after the shoulder and push pressing.
Running out of time, so very swiftly: E-Z preacher, low-pull, c/g:
20x30 high reps Seated sled(©Brett) leg press:
50x150 Ab crunch:
Time: 50 mins.
All sorted. Gotta go!
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