Monday, May 25

An early trip to the gym, as it was only open until noon for Memorial Day and in any event we were having a cookout in the early afternoon (nothing elaborate).  So I arrived at about 10:30, hours earlier than I would have appeared on a normal day.  Being still a bit worn out from yesterday’s brutal Muay Thai training I only ran one mile on the treadmill, at my usual 5.4 mph. I then decided to use one of the Hammer Strength chest press machines in hopes of building back to a decent bench press level.  The plate-loaded Hammer Strength machines, despite being machines, are probably the closest to free weights in terms of exercise value.  Of the three machine types I chose the decline press as the handles seem to be at the best angle for me.  I put up some fairly decent numbers: 8 x 230, 8 x 250, 6 x 270, 4 x 300, 6 x 250.  This’ll give me some basis to chart what hopefully turns out to be steady progress.

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