Monday, September 8 – Wednesday, September 10

Oh, joy. It looks as if the current two-week cycle at work is going to be the toughest one in a long time. In fact, I can’t remember a more difficult one. Monday’s worksite is one of the larger of the seven on my rotation, which isn’t a particularly good place to start a new, unfamiliar cycle. I stayed about 45 minutes past my usual quitting time, but a couple other people who were working there ended up staying an extra three hours. And I probably would have been there later if I hadn’t taken five minutes for lunch instead of the half-hour I’m supposed to get 🙂

Tuesday was about the same as Monday in terms of completion time. Now, it should have been much easier in that it’s a significantly smaller worksite, and the cycle is more familiar. At least I took a longer lunch break, around 15 to 20 minutes. I did have a productive evening, however, making it to the gym for a very good back session. Barbell rows: 4 x 8 x 175. Standing calf machine shrugs: 3 x 10 x 330. T-bar rows: 4 x 6 x 140.

I went into work on Wednesday expecting the worst, as it was one of the more troublesome worksites. To my pleasant surprise I left at my usual time even with a regular 30-minute lunch. Yes, I know, no extra time also means no extra pay, but sometimes the long workday isn’t worth it. Fairly late on Wednesday evening I went to the gym for some benching. It was a very good session, if I may say so: 6 x 135, 6 x 165, 6 x 185, 4 x 205, 2 x 6 x 225, 2 x 4 x 225, 8 x 185, 10 x 135. The 20 total reps I did at 225 is the most at that weight in several months.

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