Feedback on my workouts has been so good and helpful that I'm going to take advantage of it. I have already incorporated a number of changes and improvements from comments to my last workout post, so why not just keep it going? While my benefit is clear, it just might motivate some of the others out there to up your game. I never imagined that at 49 I would be pushing around the weight I do now, and increasing virtually every week. These are just a few of the main exercises, 1st set only. How many total sets I do and at what follow on weight shall remain a mystery.
Workout Log, Monday, 5/24/2010, Bodyweight = 180 lbs
weight x reps | (+- lbs, +- reps (from last 1st set performance))
Warmup: 135 x 3 then 185 x 3, both conventional style and both easy as shit
255 x 5 (+15 lbs, +0 reps) - Sumo style
Standing Overhead Press - 1 Set
130 x 5 (+0 lbs, +0 reps)
And here's a bit of a teaser pic to show my progress. Since this was mostly back, here's a back shot. Click on images for the larger, hi-res version.
Here's a similar shot from almost a year ago.
And now, a side-by-side.
Since I cropped them at pretty much the same places and made them the same size I'd say that I've leaned and that both my lats and arms have increased in size -- and obviously, strength.
Wednesday I'll blog my chest & arms workout. Oh, one other note: The DL was effing hard, man. In the 2nd rep of the 2nd set I had a false start. I pulled, and nothing. I had to stand up, gather myself for a second and then came back filled with hate in my soul and pulled off 4 more reps.