Workout #79 (Chest & back)

I gave myself an extra hour of sleep today and did my workout at lunch again. The weight room was busier than yesterday at lunch time, but still not as busy as it is early in the mornings. Still, I got in a pretty good workout.

Group 1                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Chest press             10/125        8/125        5/125
Push ups (CQ)               20           20           20
Crunches                    30           30           30

Group 2                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Decline chest press     12/115        8/115        8/115
Dead lifts               12/80        12/80        12/80
Jumping jacks               40           40           40

Group 3                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Seated row               12/90        12/90        12/90
Knee-ins                    20           20           20

I am determined to get to full sets of 125 lbs on the flat chest press and so today I decided to all of them at that weight again. I added one rep to what I did yesterday on the first set. I’ll keep at it. I hadn’t eaten particularly well before the workout, which may help to explain my lack of performance, but I have also felt generally lethargic throughout the day. Maybe it’s because I’ve turned 35.

Tomorrow is cardio and I get to find out what my new optimal heart rate is.

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.