Workout #87 (Arms and shoulders)

So I was going to get up at 4:30 and be into the gym bright and early this morning, but I got to bed a little bit later than planned and decided to sleep in until 5:30 and go to the gym at lunch today. I did get to the gym at lunch, and while I didn’t quite get a full strength workout in, I did pretty well. I decided to do an arms and shoulders workout because, with my erratic schedule of late, I hadn’t done one since March 24!

Group 1                    1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                    -------      -------      -------
Seated shoulder press      12/25LR      12/25LR      12/30LR
Lat raises                 12/15LR      12/15LR      12/15LR
Crunches                        30           30           35

Group 2                    1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                    -------      -------      -------
Reverse flys               12/15LR      12/15LR          N/A
Front raises               12/20LR      12/20LR          N/A
Bicep curls                12/25LR      12/25LR          N/A

Even thought it wasn’t a full workout, I did good. The last full set of shoulder presses I did with 30 lbs in each hand, which is a record for me. I think I’m kicking it up to that from now on. And the bicep curls at 25 lbs is also a step up for me. So I made some progress after all.

I’m working from home tomorrow so I don’t think I’ll make it in the gym. And then I’m heading up to New York for the weekend for Norm and Vicky’s church wedding and I probably won’t have time to workout there, so it’s a good thing I got these workouts in this week.

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.