Thursday, January 2, 2014

Good bench

First post of the year. On 12.30 I warmed-up with 5 minutes on the rower, which would have been more pleasant if a woman didn't demand that every bright fluorescent overhead light be turned on so that she could READ a magazine while on the elliptical. ahem. Bench press: 1 x 8 x 45, 1 x 5 x 65, 1 x 5 x 85, 4 x 3 x 100! Yes, ended the year with four comfortable triples with 100 lbs, no spotter, no lift-off just me. Felt good. Overhead press 1 x 5 x 45, 3 x 5 x 65. Cable row 3 x 8 x 85, lat pulldown 4 x 8 x 85, triceps cable pulldown 1 x 5 x 40, 3 x 8 x 40. And all was well.

Then, on New Year's Eve I went to a big house party, family friends, the whole deal. Everything was fine until, while having a good conversation with a nice lady, I asked if she was her date's mom. Her face fell and I saw the happiness leave her eyes as she told me she is his girlfriend. Never in my life have I felt like such a total jerk. I'm still dwelling on it. I have to let it go, but it sucks to know that you made someone's night worse.

Back to lifting, plan, Squat 3 x 3 x 145. Shove those knees out, hard!

Warmed-up with 6 minutes on the Arc Trainer (basically an elliptical), squats: 1 x 10 x air, 1 x 8 x 45, 1 x 5 x 65, 1 x 3 x 95, 1 x 3 x 115, 1 x 3 x 130, 1 x 3 x 135, was going to do 145 there but wussed out, 1 x 1 x 145. Too hard, or maybe I just suck. I need to find someone to holler at me while I'm squatting. 5 x 3 x 140. Overhand press 2 x 5 x 45. Deadlifts, 1 x 3 x 135, 2 x 3 x 145. I was going to start deadlifting after squats to finish lower-body day, but I feel it in the lower back right now, so deads are going to have to be moved away from squat day. Good workout otherwise, I'm beat right now. Planning to break out the 1.25 plates that I lug around in the gym bag anyway, and squat 142.5 next time.