Workout #43 (Arms & shoulders)

I headed over to the gym in Greenbelt just before 3:30 PM and it wasn’t all that crowded, which was nice. (It was also warm out, relative to the last couple of days. Yesterday morning it was in the single digits; this afternoon, in the 50s.) Today was arm and shoulder day.

Group 1                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Seated shoulder press  12/25LR      12/25LR      12/25LR
Lateral raises         12/15LR      12/15LR      10/15LR
Jumping jacks               30           40           40

Group 2                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
--------               -------      -------      -------
Reverse flys           12/15LR      12/15LR      12/15LR
Front raises           12/20LR      12/20LR      12/20LR
Crunches                    30           35           40

Group 3                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Shrugs                   12/80        15/80        15/80
Kickbacks              12/35LR      15/35LR      15/35LR
Bicep curls            12/20LR      12/20LR       9/20LR

The workout felt pretty good, but the lateral raises are still tough. When I was doing reverse flys, one of the Ballys trainers pointed out my good form to the person with whom he was working. So I’m doing something right. Tomorrow is my free day and then back to cardio on Monday.

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.