Oh, I'm tired, but feelin' good too. My second workout always seems to give me anfeeling of relaxation and satisfaction. I've mentioned it in my logs before, but it's still a great feeling.
: 3 Pumps post-workout both AM and PM, following showers as usual. The new pump works much better than the old - it doesn't stick in the down position, and the lock is a great feature for traveling. I can chuck it in my gym bag and don't have to worry about it leaking.
AM Workout:Supersets (AKA I Punish Myself)
RDLs: 425, 445, 445x5, 445
Behind the Neck Standing Military: 185
Weighted Chin-Ups: BW+75
Cable Pull-Throughs: 140 w/4sec Ecc
Machine Preacher Curls: 150 w/3sec Ecc
Lateral Raises: 40
Both the RDLs and the Military are PRs. I just about blew my appendix out my colon with the deads, though - I've been doing sets of 3 with 455, so 445x6 is a big step. I psyched myself out a little bit on the third set, and so only got 5 reps, but I recovered and made my last set my best and strongest. So much of lifting is mental.
My back was so shot that I had to back off a little bit on Chins; I've been doing 6 reps with 90, IIRC. Still, 75 felt like more than enough following those RDLs.
This was honestly the first workout in a long time that I was less than happy with. However, it wasn't my peformance that was bad, it was just how crowded the gym was - there were people everywhere! And everything I needed was constantly in use. So I ended having to wait for equipment, which slowed the workout and generally made me irritable.
PM Workout: More Supersets (Surprise!)
Hamstring Leg Presses: 600
Incline DB Press: 95lb DBs
Cross-Cable Pulls: 140lb per arm, 3sec Ecc
BB Calves off a block: 405, 5sec hold at stretch point
Overhead Cable Triceps Extensions: 140 w/4sec Ecc
Cable Curls: 150 w/4sec Ecc
I had originally intended to do Good Mornings instead of Leg Presses, but my lower back said otherwise. Still those leg presses really nailed my hamstrings - better than GMs ever have, honestly. I think I'll stick with them for now.
Cross-Cable Pulls are a movement of my own creation. I'm sure somebody else has come up with them and that there is a real name, but I don't know it. Think cable uncrossovers, but kneeling and pulling the cables downward and apart, as if doing a lat-pull. I rotate my hands too, going from pronated to supinated, so I really feel the stretch all over my back and arms.
None of the curling or pulling movements hurt my hand today, so that's a definite plus!
Meals of Note:
Well, I'm about to enjoy a nice, broiled top sirloin! I've been craving steak, so here it comes. Some tenderizer, some sea salt, broiled on high for about 8mins - oh yeah. Veggies all around the steak in the pan, to broil along with it and soak up the juices: carrots and onions.
Also had some baked sweet potatoes this morning, topped with a little stevia and just a bit of cinnamon and butter. So freaking good.