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.