Thursday, September 6 – Monday, September 10

One good, one bad

Three gym trips in this span, on Friday, Saturday and Monday to be specific. Thursday was a rest day and Sunday I worked a full shift at the Major Home Improvement Retailer.

Friday wasn’t really much. No weights, I just used the elliptical for a while and did yoga-type stretching work on the mat. Saturday was a different story, I went in the evening and did some pretty hard back work. First came one-arm dumbbell rows, 5 x 8 x 90/90. This wasn’t an increase in weight from last time, but that’s okay because 90 still represents a lot of effort. Then came dumbbell pullovers, 5 x 8 x 70. Five pounds up since last time.  Onto the standing calf machine for shrugs, 4 x 10 x 350, and I ended the session, sore but exhilarated, with seated cable rows at 4 x 8 x 165.

As for Monday, I did leg work, but not much of it. I couldn’t deal with the pain that would result from using the poorly padded safety squat bar and am still concerned enough about my shoulders to avoid ordinary squats. Instead I used the squat press machine I’ve been using, 4 x 8 x 550. What with the gym being so crowded on Monday, even though I went at 4pm, there was a wait to use this machine and when I was on it there were people waiting. I hate it when the gym’s mobbed. Anyway, that represents an increase of 50 pounds from last time out. I then did SLDL’s, 3 x 8 x 175, fewer total reps than last time and 10 pounds less on the top set. My lower back was so sore I couldn’t do any better. Ugh. In an attempt to salvage something from the session I did some work on a seated back extension machine and on a leg extension machine, not even keeping track of sets and resistance levels.

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