Working out sucks: at least, that’s what I always think as I drag my sorry ass to the gym after taking an involuntary and lengthy hiatus. In such situations, I should be ecstatic, and if I had left the gym in what has become average shape in this country—weak and fat—then I probably would feel the same excitement returning to the gym after a month layoff as after a single-day layoff.
The workout is not what sucks. What causes me such angst is the embarrassment of coming back weak—at least weaker than I was. That’s why, thus far, despite lifting for the last couple of months, I neglected to post my workouts. I’m embarrassed to post my lame, rehab lifts.
Shame, however, motivates me—I’m one of the moving away people, rather than moving toward: I go on vacation to get away from the city, not because I want to go to the beach. Now is the time to start posting again. My numbers aren’t pathetic, but they’re nowhere near 100%. Exposing how weak I’ve become will only make me conquer the problems holding me back sooner.
|Incline DB Press||45×10||65×6||80×5||95×5|
|Bentover BB rows
(Interspersed with chest 2 heaviest
sets of incline and the 2 sets of dips)
|Cable Side Laterals on Free Motion||7.5×9||7.5×10|
|Side Lateral Machine||130×6||140×5||160×3|
|Overhead DB Tri Extension||30×10||80×6||90×5|
|Alt DB Hammer Curls||55×12||65×4||40×7|