Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Holy crap.


This is going to be a good week. Believe it.

Yesterday I went to the gym after work. It’s a bit more challenging at that time - I’m a bit wiped out from work, and because I didn’t get any morning exercise, my energy levels were low. But I soldiered on and did my interval elliptical on lvl 9 for 20 minutes, then did weight training for my back.

I did three sets of 135 pound deadlifts - this is only the second time doing the exercise, so I’m still working on form. As a result I’m keeping the weight lower and really focusing on the correct movement here. My heart rate was spiking like mad when I’d do my 10 lifts, and I was sucking wind big time after the third set. Good stuff there!

Next I did the close-grip lat pulldown. Again three sets, this time at (I believe) 100, 115, 130 pounds. I could really feel it in my sides after the first set.

Finally I did the T-bar row. It’s quickly become a favorite exercise of mine. It’s just weight, with you lifting it up against gravity. I did 55, 65, 75 pounds here.

This morning I was back to the routine. 20 minutes of elliptical, then chest day.

We did the incline press, the decline press, then flat dumbbell presses. Holy banana was I feeling it by the second set of dumbbell presses! I just barely got the 10th one of the third set done. Weight on the dumbbell was 45, 55, 55.


Anonymous said...

Dude, Andrew. You might hit the 299 mark by the weekend!

Roder said...

Believe it brother. I'm going to make it happen.

Dale said...

Its a done deal!

john - from fat to fit said...

"soldiered on" - I love that expression and I can totally see applying it to getting through a workout like you did. Great job! With good decisions will come good results.

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