Some of you may remember my post from yesterday…
Well like yesterday, I did another VERY light workout today (upper body) for the same reasons as I did yesterdays light workout for the legs. I figured, I might as well and it ended up going fairly well.
- Bench press (close grip): 3 x 6, 2 x 65 lb, 1 x 75 lb
- Smith machine overhead press: 4 x 12. 35 lb
- smith machine drag curls: 4 x 12, 35 lb
- smith machine bentover rows: 4 x 12, 2 x 35 lb, 2 x 65 lb
- smith machine shoulder shrugs: 3 x 15, 65 lb
- straight arm hangs: 1 x 60 seconds, 2 x 30 seconds
- push ups: 24 reps
The straight arm hangs really killed me, especially the one for 60 seconds, oh man, that was a drag and seemed to go by very slowly. I felt the soreness – no doubt about that one. The 30 second hangs weren’t too too bad, but still hurt like hell afterwards, talk about a workout. Not to mention I did those before doing my push ups, so imagine my agony. If you are someone who needs to work on pull ups, I would highly recommend the hangs, there are different kinds – I will make a post about this soon enough, and for starters, 10 seconds is good enough..no need to be superman and go 60 seconds unless you know you can do it. I honestly didn’t know if I could or not, but aimed for it and did it (but as you noticed only did it once because the 2 other times weren’t going to happen) LOL. Anyways. I have some neat ways to work on getting your pull up ready for action, and will hopefully be creating that post in the near future because I know how important it is to be able to do a pull up these days.
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