Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bench press:
265 x 5
300 x 3
335 x 2
• Just what I was aiming for, almost back to my lifetime PR of 340x2 (which weirdly enough I did after a week of inactivity and misery due to my cyst). Both reps were smooth and fast, might have been able to eke out a triple.

Bilateral dumbbell rows:
130s x 10, 10

Close-grip bench press:
210 x 10
225 x 10

Gym closed at this time, 8:30 (I thought it was supposed to be 9). Reuben, one of the two huge bodybuilder owners (he's friends with Ray Arde, the IFBB pro), asks me as he's closing up "Are you a powerlifter? You're lifting some heavy weight, man." It was cool to chat him up.

Slightly annoyed at the closing, though, I stopped at a nearby Ross to pick up some push-up handles to do calisthenics at home. No Iron Gym pull-up bar at this one, unfortunately, so I went to my old elementary school instead.



Then, finally, at home with my kettlebell:

Kettlebell preacher curls:
50 x 10, 10
Both hands: 15
Concentration curls with 25

Band pull-aparts:

Very long and hectic session but I know it's the extra effort that I'll benefit from.