Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Upper Body Work

My legs were a bit sore from yesterday's workout so I decided to concentrate on upper body:

Overhead Press
5 x 55lbs
1 set
5 x 65lbs
3 sets

Iso-Lateral Press
5 x 150
3 sets

Pull-up (Gravitron to 80lbs)
3 sets:
10 reps
8 reps
8 reps

Notes: I was having so much trouble do the hierarchal sets with the press that I decided to try a different approach. I'm going to go with the three sets of five protocol ala Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength. I wasn't really sure where to start so after doing one set at 55, I jumped to 65. I'll start at 70 next time. The next exercise was on one of the Hammer Strength Iso-lateral machines. I think I was on the decline press although it may have been the machine that simulates a bench press. Not really sure. (Update: yes, it was the decline press) Finally finished it up with some pull-ups on the Gravitron. Good workout! Racquetball scheduled for tomorrow.

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