Saturday, 5 June 2010

Old School Chest & Arms + Studio Sprints

Location: Woodcock Sports Centre, Aston University
Date:3rd May

Dumbbell bench press: 3 x 10 @ 30kg, 2 x 5 @ 28kg
Chin Ups: as many as I could do = 13
Barbell curls: 5 x 5 @ 10kg per side on EZ bar

3 x 30 second sprints in the studio - 60 - 90 seconds rest between each.

Total time: 25 minutes
Food: eggs, strawberries, cocoa 60 minutes later.

My gym partner is back on the scene, so to appease him and because it's kinda fun, I agreed to 20 minutes of classic bodybuilding training at the start of the session. You know the drill - heavy weights, long rests, walking round the area like you have misplaced two rolls of carpet previously kept under your arms, talking man talk. Okay, we skipped the long rests and the carpet thing (it only works if you have big enough lats to fill the gap.)

Afterwards, continuing my drive to recapture former fitness, I nipped into the studio and rattled out a few sprints. I am re-acquainting myself with the god of pain. I think we are back on speaking terms. It felt good.

You may also have noticed we slipped in a set of 'as many as you can do' chin ups. Since we are both on a mission to get lean, this will be a nice progress gauge.


Lightning said...

Come kickboxing dude and I'll introduce you to my God of pain ;-)

How many pull ups did Jimmy pull out ?

Methuselah said...

I've been, as you know. He wasn't my kind of god :-d

Jimmy did 5. Well, 3 and two sort of shimmys. Near enough 5...