Alright, so I have been out of the gym since March 27th (don’t go off the fact that I didn’t post the last few workouts on here). I knew that I might be moving at any point, so I figured I’d take a break until I managed to get settled in. Only I haven’t moved and it’s been long enough that I have to get back. When I take a vacation from physical activity, I really take a vacation: the extent of my activity has been playing golf every couple of weeks or hitting balls at the practice range. When you work out at a badass gym, you have to take the good with the bad, namely no A/C. So, two and a half months of minimal activity going into a gym with no A/C for a full workout in 93+ degree weather was even more interesting than I expected.
45 x 5, 65 x 5, 95 x 5, 115 x 5, 135 x 5, 155 x 5, 175 x 5
Not bad for being out of the gym for over two months. Heat was definitely an issue. I need to work on hamstring flexibility and core/lumbar tightness (these, of course, are related). I might switch to using a belt pretty early since my SI joint issues are still here (haven’t been able to afford a chiro). Still not sure I’m getting the hip drive I should, but much of that may be tied to the core/lumbar tightness. Next time I will do three sets at 175.
45 x 5, 55 x 5, 65 x 5, 75 x 5, 85 x 5
I think the break helped my delts recover completely from being slightly overtrained (due to being a bit overaggressive restarting from my prior break). These felt good, particularly because I was able to maintain excellent core tightness. Good starting weight for next time. By this point, though, I was sucking enough wind that I had to take a decent break between sets. That’s pretty bad.
135 x 5, 185 x 4, 225 x 5
The plan was to do 225 x 3, with the option of just doing a set of five and stopping there based on how the first three felt. My legs were all kinds of wobbly, but the weight was easy…except for the whole about to pass out part. It’s a start, though. I’ll likely go ahead and deadlift every workout for a few workouts since the weight is light and to help get myself acclimated to the workload/weather.