Workout #69 (chest & back)

Up at 4:30 AM after getting a full night’s sleep last night. I was in bed before 7 PM and lights out by 8:30. I woke up having a bad dream when my alarm went off this morning, but otherwise had a good night’s sleep. I did have a stomach ache and when I got to the office, I struggled deciding whether or not I should go to the gym. I finally decided not to make excuses and went.

Group 1                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Chest press             12/115       12/115       10/125
Kickbacks              12/35LR      15/35LR      15/35LR
Crunches                    30           30           30

Group 2                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Decline chest press     12/115       12/115       10/115
Lat pull                 12/87        12/87       10/100
Jumping jacks               40           40           40

I only did two groups because I ran out of time (because I delayed heading to the gym with my stomach ache). But I am finally beginning to feel stronger. For the first time ever, I did a set of chest presses at 125 lbs. That was the third set after muscle fatigue had set in. I was very happy with that. It was a good workout.

Next workout is cardio 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.