Friday, September 8, 2006
Had Father who was down from Mississauga, Ontario over for a couple of drinks and a BBQ. My Gran also came (his mother).Saturday, September 9, 2006
Mowed lawn and pretty much relaxed. Had supper at a friends place where he cooked filet mignon wrapped in back over an open fire; plus smoked smokies (smoked ham sausages). Then after we went riding sport bikes and my brother allowed me to take his Ninja so I parked my Katana and had a blast. My brother said it really wants to take off at 180 km/hr (112 miles/hr) and he wasn't kidding. Up over 200 km/hr (124 miles/hr) and in the dark I throttled back. He said he got up to 280 km/hr (174 miles/hr) on it and it still had lots to go. For sure getting a new sport bike next year. Sunday, September 10, 2006
Another day of rest. Watched "V for Vendetta" that I downloaded (my first movie) and thankfully I never seen this at the theatre or rented it; horrible. Went for a walk with the wife that night. Monday, September 11, 2006
- Week 413, Day 1090
Hard day on the eyes so they needed a rest after work; too much time on the computer at work. Should also mention this past weekend/week I've suffered pains in my knees and my hamstring/butt, plus a little bit of neck aches. Managing though and always will.
Seated Rear Lat Pulldowns = 195 lbs = 5/6/5/5/5
Barbell Bent-Over Rows = 200 lbs = 5/5/5/5/5
Dumbbell Seated Concentration Curls = 69 lbs (per arm) = 5/5/5
Barbell Rear Shoulder Shrugs = 240 lbs = 6/6/6
Warmed up the shoulders good and got some good mobility. Set the Lat Pulldown machine to 100 lbs and did 20 quick ones to warm myself up and then did some light stretching before hitting them hard (deja vue
Upped the Lat Pulldowns by another 5 lbs and it felt good. This is where I will stay for the next while till I've gotten things really well down.
Bent-Over Rows I dropped by 10 lbs, like I've been hinting at the last times I did these. I held the lift longer at the top so only got the 5 reps out for each but possible I may stay here or drop it some more next time to just make sure I am really here and am using as good as form as I can. Doing these I coul really feel things and almost felt like somebody had me in a bear hug as the muscles in the back were so tight that I could feel my ribs and abs.
When starting the Lat Pulldowns I could feel a twinge in my right bicep. The last thing I want to go is this arm again but I continued on with the bicep curls. I did the first one and it hurt a little but nothing worse then I've felt. I did it two more times and figured "don't push it as you will be sorry" so stopped here. I was able to lift 1 more rep each which I was happy. My right had to work hard to do it but my left again wanted to rip off a few extra but I didn't.
Shrugs I thought I'd kill so put 250 lbs on the bar and was totally surprised I couldn't lift it. I dropped it back down to 240 lbs but was only able to get 6 reps for each which is a drop ... but I attribute this to pushing hard in the beginning of my workout and a good hint to finish up.
Supper and then went to say good bye to my Father as he leaves in the morning. I have Sparring Class tomorrow (Tuesday), Grappling on Wednesday and Target Sparring/Breaking on Thursday. Friday is leg day and I'm going to try 400 lbs for the Deadlift.