Workout #85 (Chest & back)

Not having slept last night, I headed into the gym early today and got started at about 5:55 AM. I did nearly a full chest and back workout, and discovered some of the pitfalls of skipping several days at the gym. I will try and avoid this in the future as much as possible, but sometimes, fate intervenes.

Group 1                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Chest press             12/115       12/115       12/115
Bench dips                  15           15           15
Crunches                    30           30           30

Group 2                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Seated row               12/90        12/90       12/100
Push ups                    20           20           20
Knee-ins                    20           20           20

Group 3                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Decline chest press      8/115          N/A          N/A
Dead lifts               15/80          N/A          N/A
Jumping jacks               30          N/A          N/A

I’m back to 115 lbs on the chest press, although I did 3 complete sets. When it came time for the decline, I had a hard time doing 8 and forget about anything after that. My arms felt pretty weak. Of course, that could have something to do with a lack of sleep, but I hate to look for excuses. The one bright spot was the final set of seated row, where I did a full set at 100 lbs for the first time. It probably means I’ve been going to easy on myself on that one.

Cardio tomorrow…

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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.