Friday, April 25, 2008

Entry #611

I spent an hour and a half trying to undo an insane knot in a strap I tied through a 45 lb. plate around my waist for weighted pull-ups. Trying to slip out of it did nothing but tighten the knot, so I was trapped with a huge hunk of metal tied to me unless I undid this beast. The more I spent on it, the harder it became as my hands began to tire and my blood sugar levels dropped from hunger, which made my arms shaky. At one point, I also crushed a finger between the plate and the metal edge of the bench I was working on. Still, I was determined not to have to resort to asking for help. My fingernails began bleeding after about 45 minutes. Even when I had it loose, it still wouldn't budge because the plastic ends of the strap wouldn't fit through the openings. Eventually, I managed to twist one end sideways and through the hole. By that time, it was 9:30, and I had been in the gym for three hours. The victory was worth every bit of it.

My fingers hurt like hell and I can't put any pressure on the nails without them burning in pain, now.

Post-workout meal was weightgainer and some juice. I needed the calories to compensate for the extra time in the gym.

DE upper--

Speed bench:
10 x 3   185 lbs.

Tate press:
4 x 8     55 lb. dumbbells

Cable pushdowns:
3 x 10   150 lbs.

Weighted pull-ups:
2 x 8     45 lbs.
1 x 7     45 lbs.
1 x 5     45 lbs.

Didn't get to do curls because of that little fiasco up there. It pumped my forearms, at least.