Workout #30 (Chest & back)

Up at 4:30 and I am finding it difficult to get to bed by 8:30 PM with everything I have going on. I got home at 5 PM yesterday, wrote for 2 hours, grabbed some dinner, did laundry, packed my lunch and when all was said and done it was 9:30! I got into bed and read for a little while and finally turned the light out at about 10 PM. Still, I was going, going, going from the moment I got home until I got into bed. It’s tough. I don’t know how people with kids do it.

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

Group 2                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Declined chest press     12/95        12/95       12/115
Dead lifts               15/50        15/50        15/50
Decline crunches            20           20           20

Group 3                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Cable cross            12/40LR      12/50LR      12/50LR
Lat pull                 12/75        12/75      12/87.5
Jumping jacks               30           30           30

I was pleased that I was able to repeat the full set of 105 lbs on the chest press. I was all pleased that my last set on the declined chest press was at 115 lbs. I noticed that my right elbow joint was a little sore this morning, but it has a few days rest as I won’t be doing arms and shoulders until Thursday. Cardio tomorrow. Looks like I’ll be doing my lower body workout when I am in New York on Saturday.

With respect do meals, I have been doing pretty good, averaging 5 meals a day and no carbs for the last meal. But I am not perfect. Last night, for instance, after I ate all my chicken and corn and veggies, I was still hungry, so I risked the wrath of the gods and ate my cornbread too. I am going to try to get a little more protein in my diet and before drinking of those protein shakes, I’m going to try the old-fashioned way. My second meal of the day (8:30 AM) usually consists of either celery with peanut butter, or carrots and crackers. Today, I have a turkey and cheese sandwich. I’ll see how that goes.

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.