Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2005 2:23 pm
Thanks Daywalker. I really do see effects. Even my body. I can see changes, which makes me very happy and which motivates me to go on and do more
Today I had a pretty good workout again. I was looking forward to it since saturday.
I wanted to make it short and heavy, but I've been in the gym for over 3 hours... not all training though. I'll tell you in a minute.
Well, I didn't start with biking again, since there are no cardio machines available - ever.
Oh well, so this is what I did:
Lat machine (this time with a much much lighter bar. It weighed almost nothing):
25kg x15 warmup, 30kg x12, 35kg x8, 35kg x6 + 30kg x3, 30kg x10
I am pretty pleased with that. The progress of my lat is so lame, that I am so happy about those numbers! 35 is the best so far.
25kgx 15 warmup, 30kg x 12, 40kg x8, 35kg x10, 35kg x10
Pretty good as well My first attempt on 40 and 8 reps are not bad
15kg x12, 15kg x15, 15kg x15
I lost count the first set, it was either 12 or 15 reps, so I took 12. This wouldn't have been on the schedule for today, but I just felt like it. So I kept the weight low to have enough energy on thursday for squats
7kg x15, 8kg x15, 9kg x15, 9kg x15
I started way to low, but now I know that 9kg is about what's good right now. I hope to be at 10kg soon.
Then I went to barbell benchpress:
20kg x15 warmup, 25kg x12, 30kg x 8 + 2 with help, 30kg x7 +2 w.h., 30kg x5 + 2 w.h.
And this is where everything started.
I wante to do 30kg, but I wasn't too sure of my strength, so I asked someone to have a look and help me in case I can't bring it back up.
That was good, because he really and truely let me struggle to the point where I just couldn't get the bar back up and only then helped me with it. He also encouraged me to do a third set with 30kg. I wouldn't have done it otherwise
Again, this is the best I have done with chest so far.
I was very happy about finally asking someone to help me and then it happend. That's why I don't want to talk to poeple in first place.
He had so much to tell and talk about that my concentration went totally down the drain
He even made me laugh during the set, I almost dropped the stupid thing.
Well, I managed to "get away" and to another bench and started with
Dumbell incline benchpress:
After my first set, he came to me, sat down... and talked. I mean, about cool movies and stuff, which is nice, but I wanted to finish my training. Well, but I sat there and was trying to find the right moment and right words to cut him off. He knew I was training, so I wandered why he kept talking anyway.
Well, at the end, he's been talking to me over a hour
It was already so freacking late, I couldn't believe it.
I was tired, unmotivated and knew I need to get up early next morning.
But I did finish my bench press:
10kg x12, 10kg x12 - better than nothing.
I even did a little abs and hyperextensions
and went home. I ate something, although it is much too late now. And I know I will be falling asleep tomorrow morning.
But it was a good training session anyway and I'm proud of my chestwork today. Somebody told me I should widen my grip. He said there should be a 90° angle where my ellbow is. That'd be more for chest and not so much for triceps. But actually, why not train the triceps right with it? I don't know. We'll see.