Today was a quirky day. First off, my partner did the first exercise and her left neck/trapezius/rhomboid muscle (or possibly a nerve) started to hurt and at first she was complaining about how it hurt, and by the end of the exercise, she was cursing and getting very mad about it. I managed to massage this huge knot she had in her trap muscle next to her left scapula. She wanted to continue the workout, so I made her take an Ibprofen to take the edge off, and I made sure she utilized the chest and bicep exercises to use that trap as minimally as possible (hopefully I can persuade her to go with me to my massage therapist and get that looked at and worked on).
Second, I pretty much went right to the heaviest possible that I did with most of these exercises way back in October, and I got the reps that I wanted, but not the pump that I usually get when doing chest and biceps. So I played around by going back down in weight, and doing 15 reps or more, just to get the pumped feeling (addicted to the pumped up feeling?
HammerStrength Chest Press (#1 machine): 70/25 warmup as usual, 90/20, 140/5+3, 110/12, 120/8+2
Machine Flyes: 90/20, 120/12, 135/8 (same as last time for all)
Incline Smith Press: 70/25 (did a warmup to see if my clavicle would hurt - nope), 90/15, 110/8+1, and then again 110/8+2
Machine Chest Press with the vertical grip: 75/25, 90/20, 120/12~1 (utilized the foot bar to help get one more rep out), 125/9~1
EZ barbell Curl: 40/25 warmup (kind of heavy!), 50/15, 60/15, 70/8~2
then went to the Max Rack and did a barbell curl with its straight bar 40/25 reps X 2 sets just for fun
Hammer Curls: 25/15, 27.5/13~2, 30/12~3, 35/6~3
Double Cable Curls with strap handles at a 45 degree angle to the StarTrac cable station: 40/15, 50/8, 45/10, 45/12
And that was it. Not an inspiring workout. I kept feeling sorry for my partner as she was suffering. Mental note for me not to put too much whining into my workouts when I am hurting. It seems to put a damper on our workouts for each other. Though she was kicking butt on the bicep workout as it did not cause her any pain, and she channeled all her frustration of not being able to do Chest heavy (like she wanted) into heavier weights for herself with biceps.