Friday, January 23, 2009

Entry #728

My gym is putting some portions of it to pretty great use. They're setting up a climbing rope next to a pair of gymnastic rings, and it looks like there will be enough space for some other innovations. It's in the same room as the kettleballs (which is, unfortunately, fenced off for the moment), so I'm digging the unconventionality of that section.

ME lower

Rack pulls:
6x5      135, 225, 315, 365, 405, 455 lbs.
> I actually failed my first set of 405 at 2 reps because my hands were sweaty, especially on these new bars that have smoother knurling. The callouses on my palms also hurt like mad, but I forced myself to ignore the pain on the repeat. Putting all of my mind into the lift made 455 very easy, and I would have gone up to 500 if it werent for time.

Dumbbell lunges:
3x10    100 lb. dumbbells

3x10      45 lb. plate (held overhead)

Bilateral dumbbell curls:
2x8      40 lb. dumbbells