Today was the first day with my new trainer: Lana. She’s super positive, super motivational, and wants to continue my current program while making small adjustments and teaching me new things. Sweet!
It was a push day and, man, I feel phenomenal! The great thing about working with different trainers is that you get to learn so many different ways to do things. Then, later on, you can cobble together what works best for you. Each trainer has their own focuses and their own way of doing things.
Lana was super diligent about making sure my core was stable through all my exercises today. I never had to move down in weight and I did my military press without a back-board seat. Pretty impressive!
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Note: I’ve been training this whole time. It’s just been the same workouts so I didn’t really feel like writing a post.
Push day. It was really good. I think I’m back to isolating the right muscles again.
I’ll be starting with a new trainer on Wednesday and Friday I’ll start my strength program again.
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Had a disastrous weekend on the ol’ homestead wherein our basement bedroom flooded. I spent the weekend vacuuming, ripping out sopping wet carpet, and moving a giant ladder all around the house to try to clean out the gutters.
So, when push day came to shove (RDRR), I was pretty tired. I went up in some of my numbers but, since I tend to take everything on my shoulders, a lot of those things went down just because of fatigue. I put forth a good effort, though, even though my mind was telling me to request a leg day instead.
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Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
Had a great push workout today; much better than last week. Continuing to focus on the muscles and the movements. I switched up my bench press position and it was messing with my shoulder. I was still able to get my weights in there and do well, even though I was working on an injury. I’ll take that as progress and a win.
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A good strengthening push day workout today. I’m glad to have had all the dumbbell work because we went back to the bar for bench press today and I was in good form.
I’ll keep this one brief because it’s a little hard for me to type right now with all the chest and shoulder work 🙂
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An even better push day today. I really feel like I’m getting back in the swing of things. It must’ve taken me this long just to remember how to target the different parts of my body on different days.
We worked a lot with the dumbbells instead of bars again today, which really helped me isolate the muscles, especially in my chest. I made a lot of great progress.
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MUCH better push day workout this week. I was able to finish all my sets and reps, even if the weight wasn’t as high as I am used to. I had trouble with the straight bar stuff so we did a lot with barbells.
I think push day must target my super-wimpy spots. My elbows, for instance. I gotta work on that.
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A poor performance at today’s push day. I felt so groggy and I don’t think I lifted as much as last week.
My arms are still sore from Friday’s massive pull day and I haven’t gotten a decent night’s sleep since I don’t know when. I think all these things factored into a crummy workout today.
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My first “real” workout with my new trainer, Ash. It was interesting because she likes to divide workout days into “push,” “pull,” and “leg,” instead of “arm,” “leg,” and “interval.” Also, I was so much more sore from the initial workout than I should’ve been. Oh well.
Today we did “push.” It was great to be back in the gym and learn some new things. Oh, and the awesome chest pump I got is nice too.
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