Thursday, June 19, 2008

Entry #645

After a torturous lifting session (it was light day, but I was fighting through DOMS that left my arms nearly paralyzed), I did some bag work before jumping in the pool to swim laps. Hard, laborous laps that left me quite out of breath. So I hardly noticed the clanging of the gate as someone came in. Two people, actually. Cripes, this pool is hardly big enough for just me. I turn my back towards them as I stretch my stiff muscles, and I suddenly hear a strange "whooshing" sound. I'm at a complete loss for this until the morbid truth hits me - they're blowing up a blasted float. I grit my teeth as I hear - or feel, rather - two foreign entities splash into the water, when it gets much, much worse.

"Oooohh, hehe," a female voice coos. "You're heavy even under water, baby."
"Mmmm, hehe."
It takes every ounce of willpower I have not to spontaneously combust (which would rule). They wade around and hydroflirt, making vile lovey dovey noises that can only be what the bowels of Hell sound like.  After I finish stretching, I then start shadowboxing as fast I can. Waves rock back and forth from my might as I punch through the water's surface. I pause to bob and weave, and then start punching again. That sure shut them up. Satisfied, I climb out, calmly grab my towel, and leave.

Brr, disgusting.

Today was DE again, which would have been boring if my arms weren't in the most excruciating pain imaginable. I staggered to each set like a zombie. Doing those skullcrushers slow on Monday killed my triceps.

Speed bench:
10 x 3   185 lbs.

Cable pressdowns:
4 x 12   Entire stack.

Weighted pull-ups:
3 x 8     50 lbs.
1 x 6     50 lbs.

Dumbbell preacher curls:
4 x 8     45 lb. dumbbell

Kelso shrugs:
2 x 12   85 lb. dumbbells
> This was light in anticipation of rack pulls tomorrow. Next week will be heavy power shrugs.

After my shake, I did some brief rounds on the bag before going for a swim...and the rest is (mis)history.