Great morning at the gym, even with waking up late. I have two alarms that I set, one is my regular alarm clock, which is set at 5:30, the other is the alarm on my Sleep Cycle app that will wake me up anywhere between 5 and 5:15 am. Most mornings I turn the regular alarm off before it goes off, this morning I hit snooze on it three times! before getting up. Not sure why I was so tired. I was in bed by 10:30 and asleep before 11.

I was able to get up and get out the door and to the gym by 6:30 so I still had my 45-60 minutes gym time intact. I was concerned when I got there about the quality of my routine. After a quick dynamic warm up and some warm up sets on the bench I got at it and was able to PR my bench. I hit 255# and not only did I do one rep, but I felt so strong I did a second rep. I ended up doing 225×5, 245×1, 255×2, 170×15. That’s the most I’ve ever benched in my life! This routine is paying off. I can’t wait until next week when I go back to a upper body/lower body 5 day split doing a 5×5 strength routine. I’m thinking that I should be able to do 5×5 of 235#.

On the barbell row I even increased the top end to 175 for one rep, went really slow on the lift and pressed my shoulder blades to really squeeze my lats. Felt really good. I finished it off with a 15 minute HIIT session on the treadmill.

The only down side was I walked out of the gym without my water bottle. I put it down in front of my locker to throw out a paper towel I had and completely forgot to pick it up when I left.



About DavieO

A 45-yr old (in 2015) guy that is living down south, problem is I'm from New England. Got a wife, three kids (one with autism, the other two are twins (but neither are in curls)), and a dog. We are living the good life, just barely. I'm hoping to use this as a creative outlet, being able to write about things I see, hear, view and like and things going on in my life at that point. Could be about fitness, eating, baseball, football, kids, home, life, cooking (my other creative outlet), and anything else I find amusing, interesting, or just have a few (or many) comments on.
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