Workout #96 (Chest & back)

Up at 4:30 AM and into the gym by 6 AM (the train was running a few minutes late this morning). Chest and back day today and I decided to break from the normal routine and try a few things I hadn’t done in a while.

Group 1                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Chest press             12/115       11/115        6/125
Kickbacks              12/35LR      15/35LR      15/35LR
Bosu crunches             20LR         25LR         30LR

Group 2                1st Set      2nd Set      3rd Set
-------                -------      -------      -------
Pec fly                  12/60        12/60        12/68
Bosu dips                12/10        12/10        12/10
Jumping jacks               30           40           40

Aside from the fact that I definitely feel a little weaker (no doubt because I’ve been skipping so much), I seem slower too. I can’t seem to get in 3 full groups and I don’t know why because I used to just fine. Maybe it’s because I’m trying to hit the showers before the 7 AM rush. I don’t know. Anyway, the bosu crunches and bosu dips should have given my abs a bit more of a workout today. And I pushed back up to 125 lbs on the chest press, even though I only did 6 in the last set.

Cardio tomorrow and then lower body on Thursday.

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.