Saturday, 11 October
Sleep 7 hr, that would have been undisturbed except for a confused nurse who thought I was on call.
No work responsibilities. Helped my wife assemble some donated equipment in the medical storeroom, spent an hour castrating one of our dogs, but otherwise sat around and drank coffee, etc. To the gym at about 4:45 with Judy.
Step-ups, rest ad lib.*
Chins, rest ad lib.**
BW x 6/6/6/6/8
BW, ATG x 10***
Press, rest ad lib.**
85# x 5/5/5/5/6
11# (5kg) plates 4 plates, 4 "round trips" in 51 seconds****
Left at about 6:20
*These are getting hard. Form is getting harder to maintain, especially harder to maintain the long stride (stepping a long way from the box) that I've been using to try to emphasize glutes. Also, 15 sets is boring! I'm going to cut reps to 10 for now, and keep going up on the weight. I'm only a week away from a major rearrangement of the routine, and I'll probably leave these out to make room for squats, so I'll probably only do these 1 or 2 more workouts.
**NO SUPERSET this time, and rest intervals were as long as needed to feel "ready" for the next set. I just wanted to compare where I am with the supersets with what I did before in these exercises.
***Body weight squats just to test flexibility, and "how it feels". Will probably add these back in starting in a week.
****Confusion. I've previously done 5 "round trips" with the plates, and I only did 4, so the time is meaningless.