Wednesday, September 27, 2006
- Week 414, Day 1091
The last time I worked out was Monday, September 11, 2006 which was my PULL day (back and biceps) which was 16 days ago. Today should have been my LEG day but because of the two classes I did this week and feeling a little tired, plus my lower back a little tight, I opted for doing my PUSH day. I will refer to this later but the last time I did my PUSH day was on Wednesday, September 6, 2006 which was 21 days ago.
Started out with some light body stretches and then did 120 lbs x 20 times but not till exhaustion. I was literally throwing the bar into the air and catching it. Time to get to work.
Barbell Bench Press = 237 lbs = 5/5/5/5/5
Barbell Seated Military Press = 145 lbs = 5/5/5/6/6
Barbell Upright Rows = 110 lbs = 5/5/5
Dumbbell Bent-Over Single-Arm Kickbacks = 79 lbs (per arm) = 8/8/8
In 21 days I only decreased by 3 reps in the Bench Press though I think I could have got them but I did not want to over do it. Military Press I did better in my opinion with a few extra reps. Upright Rows certainly exceeded what I previously did. Kickbacks I went down but I worked hard so I'm good with that.
21 days since last chest workout ... and hardly a loss in strength. For all of you that worry, myself included, for taking time off and worrying about losing a lot, in this case it wasn't. In fact now I am thinking this was a blessing in disguise as my last PUSH day I was experiencing some shoulder problems and this rest did me good and I came back stronger. You watch, as my Military Press goes up so will my Bench Press. Goes to prove REST is essential and you need time off, plus if you work to hard you can overwork yourself and become weak and sick and I certainly did that as well. I am an example ... good or bad.
Tomorrow kicking drill days and then Friday scheduled for PULL day.