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So today was my second Workout A (lats/biceps and shoulders). Like the previous two workouts, it felt darn good to be back in the gym and to know that I was doing something to get stronger and more fit.
(1) Close-grip pull-down × 7 reps (5/5 count) at machine level 11
Worked to failure and got in 8.1 reps. Next time I’ll go for level 12.
(2) Machine shoulder press × 7 reps (5/5) at 80 pounds
Failure came at 9.1 reps this time. Either I got stronger faster than expected (unlikely) or I am still working on finding my “7 rep failure” weight. Next time, 85 pounds.
Like last time, both exercises felt GREAT!
Next workout will be Workout B (chest & legs) on Thursday.
I hope to get in some running this week but it is going to be tough: between looking for a new car, helping with homeschooling the kids and keeping up the house, and allowing for the vicissitudes of pregnancy, most of my time is already spoken for. We’ll see if I can manage to put in a mile or three somewhere in there.
(A lot of it will depend on the weather. If I can find a day that will be dry and over 50 at 4:00 AM, I may get up and go then. Update: looks like tomorrow and Wednesday mornings it will be mid-50s with no rain. Check back then to see if I managed to get my ass out of bed and get back on the jogging horse, so to speak. ;-))
Breakfast: scrambled eggs, sausage, refried beans, Monster, AGG, cinnamon
Lunch: roast chicken breast, mixed veggies, refried beans, AGG
Other food throughout the day: diet coke