My first gym session this year. I went to my old gym as I didn't have the courage to make the change yet. And I DO feel myself cozy at my gym, at least now I did, when the gym wasn't full and there was actually less people than I've ever seen. Well it was 2.30pm, so most of them were at work or at school, but still. It was the toughest to deside, what to do first as there was so much to choose from.
And I even got to talk to this new guy that was there, in the powerlifting side, the first time ever. I must have been a master in bodybuilding in his eyes as he seemed to be so lost with all those barbells and plates. I tought him how to squat, shoulder press, incline press and showed him how to use the 45° Leg Press, while I myself did my own routines.
Though my intention was to stay as far away as I could from the powerlifting room as I was afraid of getting myself hurt because I was feeling so tired. I was going to do only machines yesterday, but oh well... I had to drag my ass unwillingly out of the "powerlifting" room to the "gym" side (those rooms are named that way) because I couldn't help not feeling weird about it. When I started I always spent most of my time in the gym side and almost never went to the powerlifting side as I had no idea, what to do there and I felt myself so uneasy there with all those big gyus and girls. Now I felt myself lost in the gym side and felt more cozy in the powerlifting side as I only do some cable exercises (and dumbbells) in the gym side nowdays and spend most of my time with free weigts in the powerlifting side. And the leg press as somebody always seem to leave those fucking 50kg (110.23lbs) plates in the 45° Leg Press in the powerlifting side and so I can't get them off because of my weak arms. And my legs can only leg press with about 90kg (198lbs) max, so it would be too much for me.
My gym routine sucked though as I didn't get any higher weights lifted because I was tired. And I felt lost in the gym side, so the machines might look a bit amusing. lol
Front squats (ass to the grass) in slow motion 3 sets with 8 reps @ 15kg (33lbs) empty barbell
Also did a few parallel squats with the barbell in the back of my neck with 20kg (44lbs) barbell, but those I don't count...
warm-up with 15kg (33lbs) barbell, 12 reps
8 reps with 20kg (44lbs) barbell
2 reps with 25kg (55lbs), to the failure.
I also did incline bench press for the first time in my life with 20kg (44lbs) barbell a few reps to show to that new guy I mentioned. Just 4 easy reps.
And I also did preacher curls, shoulder presses, etc., but I didn't have my book at the moment with me, so I forgot how many reps I did.
Pec deck fly 6 reps with 20kg (44lbs), 8 reps with 15kg (33lbs) and 12 reps with 10kg (22lbs).
Abductors 6 hard reps with 45kg (99lbs - omg, it sounds SO big, lol), 6 reps with 40kg (88lbs).
This I only did out of curiousity as I discussed about it with EvilJukka the other day and I was wondering, how much could I do nowdays. His abductors are in better shape than mine as he does 3 sets of ten with 50kg (110lbs).
Pull-down, narrow grip
warm-up 8 x 25kg (55lbs)
6 x 35kg (77lbs)
8 x 35kg (77lbs), I was going to do 6, but those two I pulled down with pure SISU.
Triceps, cable pushdown
6 x 35kg (77lbs)
6 x 30kg (66lbs)
10 x 25kg (55lbs)
Grannies looked at my grinning face amused. lolled And we had a nice discussion about how it was so different, when we were young and could do pull-ups more easily (honestly, I could do pull-ups ten years ago but not anymore
Then I noticed how exhausted I felt and I just trained my quads with leg extention (8 and 10 reps with 40kg, 88lbs) and my abs and obliques with this standing twist type of machine (6 reps with 35kg, 77lbs) and went home.
I could go today too as I don't feel myself so sore after that. And there's a lot of shit I didn't do yesterday so I might as well do them today.