Hard Work and today’s Workout

I spent the past two weeks without strength training due to quite a few factors, some of which I’ll cover in later posts.  This made me force myself to come home and put myself through a workout after work on Tuesday.  It was hard to talk myself into it, it was hard to do, and it probably wasn’t the smartest workout I’ve ever done, but the point is this:

I did it.

You have to work hard to get what you want, this applies to almost all areas of life, training, financial matters, your career, etc. There’s some amount of work required for  success in each one.  The amount of work varies at times, but the best things come from hard work in my experience.

So, without further adieu, here’s the lowdown on today’s workout:

A1: Decline Dumbbell Bench Press 1×15 (40 lb dumbbells)/1×12 (45 lb)/1×20 (35 lb)

A2: Dumbbell Row 1×15 (40lb)/1×12 (45 lb)/1×20 (35lb)

B1: Dumbbell lateral raise 3×15 (15 lb dumbbells)

B2: Lat Pulldown 3×15 (not really sure how much weight we used, and also, in my experience, the weight on different machines seems to be a different amount of resistance)

C1: Preacher Curl 2×15 (45 lb first set, 35 lb second set felt like so much more though)

C2: Overhead Unilateral Dumbbell Extension 2×15 (15 lb dumbbells)

A buddy of mine from work wanted to train with me today, as he hasn’t trained since the beginning of the summer.  He plans on training with me more often, and we both plan on doing the training without the other if our shifts don’t allow a joint workout, as we’ll be pushing each other to improve each time.

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~ by sp0rus on December 6, 2007.

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