Workout #24 (Chest and back)

I got to sleep later than I would have liked last night (10:30). For the first time in a while I had trouble falling asleep, so I decided to start reading Volume 1, Issue 1 of SCIENCE FICTION AGE. Before I knew it, it was 10:30. So I woke up to my alarm this morning at 4:25, feeling a bit more sluggish than usual. But I got up, ate breakfast and was into the gym by 5:50 for my upper body workout.

Group 1                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Chest press              12/85        12/95       10/105
Kickbacks              12/35LR      15/35LR      15/35LR
Knee-ins                    15           15           20

Group 2                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Cable cross            12/40LR      12/40LR      12/40LR
Lat pull               12/87.5      12/87.5      12/87.5
Bosu crunches             25LR         25LR         30LR

Group 3                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Inclined chest press     12/65        12/75        11/75
Dead lifts               15/50        15/50        15/50
Jumping jacks               30           30           40

I felt pretty good about the inclined chest press, which I did a little bit better on this time than the last time I tried it. I also felt okay on the regular chest press, better than yesterday, although I really wanted to complete 12 reps on that last set.

Next up: cardio workout first thing tomorrow morning.

Published by 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 Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.