It’s been almost five months since I was serious about lifting. It’s crazy to think that I spent that much time away from the gym. It’s good to be back.
I started slow today and that was a good thing. I feel like I’m starting over. I guess it’s true that if you don’t use it, you lose it.
Here are the numbers.
Deadlift (15×115, 12×120, 10×125)
The first two sets were pretty easy. My form went bad on that last one. I had to take a couple of shots in order to get it right. I guess I’ve learned enough to know when I’m screwing up. My back wasn’t straight early on so I stopped. Eventually I got it right and pushed through.
I don’t think I’ll go up in weight too much in the near future.
Bench (10×135, 7×135, 5×135)
Here’s where I realized how weak I am. I couldn’t get all 10 reps of 135 in either of the last two sets. That’s gotta be a new low. I don’t remember ever not being able to at least get this much. Ever. I’m sure I was at one point but….. wow. I’ve got a lot of work to do.
Reverse lunge (10×30, 10×30, 10×30)
These are as hard as ever. It’s so funny to be sweating like a pig holding 15 pound weights. I think all my reps were pretty good, though.
After this I got on the bicycle and did intervals. I did 30 seconds as fast as I could with one minute cool down periods in between. After 10 rounds of that I was done. It took almost 20 minutes.
I was exhausted walking out of the gym. My legs felt weak. This workout is no joke.