Today's upper body workout was a bit of surprise. I
rarely work out on sunday, but today I made an exception.
I had done the elliptical for two miles this morning and was feeling pretty good.
It was still cold out in the City and there was not much to do outside, so I thought why not see if I can do a bit of an upper body workout.
To my surprise, the gym was pretty full on a sunday afternoon, the lifters there are serious which makes for a good environment.
I hit my highs today for both bench press and shoulder press.
For shoulder press, I went up to 110lbs and should probably stay there for a week or so as the last rep was a bit shaky.
For bench press I went up to 180 lbs and for dumbbell rows stayed at 50lbs as well as pull ups with 60lbs of help.
With 2 more sets of push ups I will hit 100 for the day.
For the last few months I have alternated between upper body workouts and lower body workouts and that is going just fine.
I am going to look through my earlier posts to update the lower body and upper body tables going back as far as I can.
So what is the lesson here for you?
If you are wondering if you can get into shape or get back into shape, the answer is yes, and just take it one day at a time.
Start light, lift consistently and keep adding weight, even if it is only 5 pounds a week.
Imagine if you add five pounds a week for an entire year, that is a total of 260 pounds over the course of a year.
Can you visualize what you would look like if you put 260 pounds on your deadlift or bench press over the course of a year?
Well, let's find out.
What was your workout for today if any?
Are you a beginner or advanced body builder?
What is your typical upper body workout?
Please share your opinion and knowledge with us all.
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