So, I have a hernia. Buuuut I can do conventional deads with no problem, pain free. Perhaps I just dont know the basis of a hernia..oh, without a bulge. Anyway, the gym I was at says "no deadlifts except on platform," but I did it anyway. However, doing these withOUT round plates is such a bitch. Shins are alllll fucked up.
Static Lunges are up and the seated calf was done cuz this expensive gym also doesnt have a standing calf raise. They may downstairs, but it might as well be in another building.
While doing a funny HIIT on the eliptical, I was watching a basketball court filled with mostly older women doing some zumba. It was packed. These people are the ones holding this gym together, but frankly, its just not for me. The gym is for the trendy, the uninformed, the misinformed, the old, the general public that doesnt like gyms and who doesnt mind spending money. I still have some days left and am not done with giving it a try, but its not going to change my mind.
Ok, I benched at the gym I described earlier and these benches are fucking hazards. Their self-spotting racking are too close together. If you put the barbell on the highest rack, its too high, so you naturally put it on the next one. Its the perfect height, but when you lift the barbell off that level, it HITS the one above it. It truly messes up your focus.
135lbs for 2 sets, 6 reps
185lbs for 2 sets, 5 reps
225lbs for 5 reps
245lbs for 5 reps
275lbs for 3 reps
315lbs for 1 rep
325lbs for 2 sets, 3 reps
315lbs for 5 sets, 3, 2, 2, 3, 2 reps (60-90 sec RI; majorly failed)
Flat DB Press
120lb DBs for 4 sets, 6, 6, 4, 3 reps (75 sec RI)
70lbs + bar for 3 sets, 8 reps (30 sec RI)
I am still mystified. 325lbs couldve been done with some cheating, but that bench made me nervous so I went down. However, I could hardly lift shit. I do believe working out in a new place has its psychological flaws, so Ill chalk it up to that. What really kills me is.. on one of the sets, I failed at 2, RPed and tried again, but the fucking weight came back down on me! The bottom spotting racking saved me. This sucked. I havent had a weight fall on me in years. I just felt out of it and it seemed like my CNS said "FUCK THIS" and gave up.
The rest was kind of basic. The french press was done with an EZ curl bar that had the hardest, sharpest brailed surface I ever worked out with in a gym. My hands are still burning from it. Is it really necessary?
Reverse EZ Bar Curl
50lbs + bar for 5 sets, 5 reps (30 sec RI)
OOOoooo the gym is all shiny now! New floors, new water fountains, new walls, NO FUCKING ROUND PLATES. God dammit, seriously, what the FUCK is the fantasy with plates that have edges?! You cant do conventional deads with these fucking things. God dammit.
Soooo, T bars were too easy. HS Rows were not bad, Pullups are finally returning to form, and curls were a toss up.