Brief workout update.

November 28th, 2009


Since we traveled back and forth to see my parents for Thanksgiving, I didn’t get in the full complement of workouts this week. I did, however, get in a few sessions in the weight room, plus a couple of walks.

Biggest note to share: this morning I set a new personal best by bench pressing 180# for three sets of eight reps, which, as far as I can remember, I’d never done before. (My current bodyweight is 172#.)

Now that I’ve done 3 x 8 x 180#, I’ll progress to 3 x 5 x 185# for my next workout. Three sets of five reps is a low number, but I find it’s a good way to edge into my next progression. Once I can get 3 x 8 x 185# (a minimum of four workouts from now, but it doesn’t matter if it takes ten workouts), I’ll repeat the process at 190# and so on.

The point isn’t to make rapid progress, but to make inexorable progress.


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