Saturday, May 8, 2010

Pain is just weakness leaving the body

I saw that quote on a shirt while I was at the gym today, and it's a good way to look at things. Not just working out, but a lot of things in life. I've dealt with a lot of pain over the years (both physical and otherwise), and as much as it has sucked, I think it's just made me stronger.

I usually have a day off between workouts, but tomorrow is my first Mother's Day and I have a lot of people to visit, so I got my weekend workout in today. I decided to try drop sets today to see how I felt, and it wasn't bad, so I'll definitely be doing it again. Here's what I did today:

Bike 15 min (14 min @ 90-100 rpm; 1 min sprint @ 120 rpm) - 6mi
Row 1x15 @ 40 lbs, 2x20 @ 20
Triceps press 1x15 @ 75, 2x20 @ 35
Biceps curl 1x15 @ 25, 1x20 @ 10
Shoulder press 1x12 @ 20, 1x15 @ 10
Lat pulldown 1x15 @ 40, 2x20 @ 20
Fly 1x15 @ 40, 2x20 @ 20
Ab curl 1x15 @ 60, 2x20 @ 30
Obliques 1x15 @ 60, 2x20 @ 30 (per side)
Back extension 1x15 @ 70, 2x20 @ 35

I ran out of steam pretty fast with the biceps curl and shoulder press, so I definitely have to work on that. I think I'd be better off using free weights for the biceps curl- the way the machine is designed is kind of awkward for my short arms, even when I adjust it.

Two weeks down, 19 left until our cruise.

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