Saturday: A cold and windy and gray overcast sky. Hard to get motivated. But I did manage to get to the gym by 10 AM to run the usual 30 minutes for 2.5 miles (though I talked to the lady next to me for the first 6 minutes, and then had to speed up at the end to make it to 2.5 miles!). Did some chores around the house and helped my daughter with her anime cosplay costume. Took a little nap around 2 PM cause my kids were out late last night (and I am one of those parents that don't sleep till I hear them come in) and my training partner son had to be at school for a band festival by 6 AM, so I was making juice for him at 5:30 AM. He then proceeded to forget his shoes, so as soon as my husband got back, he had to turn around and go again. Luckily the bus didn't leave for half an hour after my son was dropped off at the school. So that is my excuse for napping
Headed for the gym around 4 PM (all by myself. Big son had to work and training partner son has a 10 PM soccer game tonight - so he taking a nap, especially after getting up so early for the band festival). Today was Back and Triceps. As soon as I did my 4 sets of 25 reps with the Hammer Strength Back Row, my elbows (at the eyes) began to hurt! Oh crap I thought. But after a warm up set of two sets of 25 reps, they were OK. But I bet tomorrow will tell me a different story! Yikes. So I did the following:
Hammer Strength Back Row: 90 lbs at 25 reps for 4 sets
Cable Lat Pulldown: 70 lbs, 25 reps, 4 sets
Hyper Extensions: 25 lbs plate, 25 reps, 4 sets
fastly supersetted with
Hammer Strength Shrugs: 180 lbs, 25 reps, 4 sets
Cybex Middle of the Back Row: 75 lbs, 25 reps, 4 sets
Front Cable Lat Pushdown: 40 lbs, 25 reps, 4 sets
On to Triceps! Though I was pretty wasted by now.
Rope Pushdown: 50 lbs, 25 sets, 4 sets
Overhead Cable Tricep Extension: 20 lbs, 25 reps, 4 sets
And this is where I couldn't lift my arms up anymore. I tried to do Dips on the Cybex-assisted Machine but then my sternum hurt. So I was done.
Went home and made my Tomato Cashew Cream Pasta Sauce with caramelized onions, chopped up kale, garlicky sauteed mushrooms, and pan roasted sunflower seeds, all over linguine! It is 8 PM and I am still full, so I hope it stays that way for the rest of the night.