Workout #59 (Lower body w/Bernard)

Just back from my workout with Bernard and it was a record-setting workout as you will see. And if you don’t believe what you see, well, either do I, but it’s true. I have witnesses. Plus, I can barely walk.

Group 1                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Smith machine           12/135       12/135       12/135
Bench crunches              20           15           20
Dead lifts               15/40        15/40        15/40

Group 2                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Angled leg press        15/180       12/270       10/360
Angled seated calf      15/100       15/140       15/120
Jump rope                   43           44           47

Group 3                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Bosu crunches             30LR         30LR         30LR
Leg extension            15/75        15/90        15/90

In case it wasn’t clear, the leg press set at 360 lbs was a record for me. My best, prior to today was 250 lbs. so I blew that old record away. Bernard said he wanted to show me what I was capable of by upping it a notch. The bosu crunches were tougher too because I sat farther back on the bosu and so had farther to climb to complete a crunch. All-in-all, it was a tough workout, but a good one.

My next workout with Bernard is in one week. And I’ve got a cardio workout tomorrow morning.

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.