One Is Better Than None

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Why, hello. 

Please excuse King's dirty mug; it was 6 a.m. and King had not had time to get fresh and clean.  King is not a morning person.  He prefers to lounge around in the morning and generally does not come to life until well after noon time.  Is it strange I am jealous of my dog's schedule?
It's Wednesday, one day closer to the weekend (hallelujah) and my heavy lifting day.  My workout looked like this:

1.  Squats:
     - Warm up: 45 lbs (bar) x 10
     - Warm up: 80 lbs x 10
     - First Set:  105 lbs x 10
     - Second Set:  115 lbs x 8
     - Third Set:  125 lbs x 5
     - Fourth Set:  135 x 3

2.  Bench Press: (Super setted with chest supported rows in between each set; reps of 10)
      - Warm up: 45 lbs (bar) x 10
      - First Set:  60 lbs x 10
      - Second Set:  65 lbs x 8
      - Third Set:  70 lbs x 5
      - Fourth Set:  75 x 3

King wanted help I believe...


3.  Dead Lift:
- Warm up: 90lbs x 10
- First Set: 115 lbs x 10
- Second Set: 145 lbs x 8
- Third Set: 160 lbs x 5
- Fourth Set: 185 x 1 (personal record - woo hoo!)

I was a little bummed that I was unable to complete 3 reps, but one is better than none!  185lbs felt a little on the heavy side.  To prevent injuries in weight lifting, you have to listen to your body.  When I went for the 2nd pull, I could feel I was tired and my form was off so I let it go.  There is always next week.
I think King was a little concerned.

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