Saturday, May 19 – Sunday, May 20

I decided to get back to weights this weekend.  On Saturday, I started with 24 minutes’ ellipting, and then did some bench pressing: 6 x 135, 6 x 165, 4 x 185, 2 x 205, 6 x 225, 2 x 4 x 225, 8 x 185.  I was pleased to have gotten six on the first set at 225, in a couple weeks of non-benching I hadn’t lost much.

I almost didn’t go on Sunday because I was pretty beat out by some heavy yard work.  Nonetheless, I went to the gym in the mid-afternoon with the intention of doing some back work.  The T-bar apparatus I like to use was occupied, so rather than wait a few minutes I did something quite unusual for me – despite having benched the previous day, I did some more: 6 x 135, 6 x 165, 4 x 185, 2 x 205, 7 x 225, 4 x 235, 3 x 245, 2 x 255, 1 x 265, 1 x 265.   Doing the same exercise two days in a row can create a condition called “overtraining” and be counterproductive, but I figured that I didn’t do so many reps that it really should matter.

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