Workout #18 (Chest & back)

I was in bed before 8 last night and I was up at 4:30 this morning and I felt pretty rested. The gym was empty this morning, and I had the entire weight room virtually to myself. I wish it was like that every morning, and I shudder to think what it’s going to be like one week from today.

Group 1                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Chest press              12/85        12/85       12/100
Kickbacks              12/35LR      12/35LR      12/35LR
Knee-ins                    20           25           30

Group 2                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Cable cross            12/30LR      12/30LR      12/40LR
Lat pull               12/62.5        12/75        12/75
Bosu crunches             20LR         25LR         30LR

Group 3                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Decline chest press      12/85        12/85        12/95
Dead lifts               15/50        15/50        15/50
Jumping jacks               30           30           30

The full set of chest presses at 100 lbs is a record for me and I felt pretty good about it. I also upped the weight on the cable cross and felt pretty good about completing that full set as well. I am definitely feeling stronger and not only that, but I am noticing some differences in the way my arms and shoulders look. Abs and chest need more work, I guess, or take longer for a difference to show up.

Cardio tomorrow morning and I have a workout with Bernard on Thursday afternoon.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.