Didn’t get the time to make a ‘real’ post yesterday, but I’ll make up for it, I promise.
Yesterday was ‘sleep in day’. Fiancé didn’t want to get up, and I woke up with a headache – so ended up skipping the early morning gym visit. I hate going to the gym after work (just too busy for me) so instead I went home and worked out on my poor neglected home gym. Yes, I have one and it’s fully capable of challenging me in every way except a leg workout.
Here's the Entire setup Beautiful isn't it?
So – today was back day. I warmed up and started to workout. The only ‘problem’ I have with working out from home is that my weight bench is a little different then the equipment they have at the gym so it’s difficult to gauge how much weight to use, but I managed.
Lat Pull-down: 120 x 4 / 110 x 5 / 110 x 5
Close Grip pull-down: 110 x 6 / 110 x 6 / 110 x 6
Seated Cable Row: 110 x 6 / 110 x 6
Dumbbell Row: 50 x 6
Leg Lifts (over the bench): 15/15/15
Cable Crunches: 110 x 6 / 110 x 6
What really got me charged up was that back when I was doing BFL in 2004 and using this equipment the most I could do on lat pulldowns and rows was 50 lbs. Oh yeah!
Then I got on the treadmill and spend 30 minutes doing intervals.
Boy did I feel GREAT once I was done.
Food for yesterday was perfect – right on track.
Today the alarm went of at 4:00AM and I hit snooze several times. I rolled over and poked the fiancé awake and got “I’m tired I’m sleeping in” from him. Believe me, the urge was STRONG to roll back over and stay in bed but there was no way I wanted to miss the gym two days in a row! So I got up, got dressed and drove myself! Quite the accomplishment considering I think I finally fell asleep last night about 2:00 AM and woke every hour on the hour after that. (It’s insomnia time for me).
Once I got to the gym I warmed up and then hit the weights.
Bar Bell Press (Plus Bar): 80 x 6 / 80 x 6 / 80 x 6 (I really think I could still go heavier then this – like the 90 lbs that is my record – but without a spotter I’m just not willing to chance it.
Dumbbell Press: 45 x 6 / 45 x 6
Decline Dumbbell Press: 30 x 6 / 30 x 6 (could Certainly go heavier then this)
Barbell Shrugs: 90 x 6 / 90 x 6
Dumbbell Shrugs: 60 x 6 / 60 x 6
Then, because I had a lot of time left I hopped on the treadmill and did 30 minutes of walking/incline intervals. Another workout in the bank! Whoo hooo!