Odd session today. Energy was abundant, but weight moved was not!!
My "bearings" don't feel very solid, as if my body isn't holding itself stable enough. Maybe because I lost so much weight and didn't lift much while I was doing it?
Pre: 14 oz protein (casein) powder mix drink, and 6 oz of black coffee before going to the gym.
For barbell press, had to use the bar (assume 45lb) for initial guage of what to use. Didn't get far.
Triceps extension w/dumbbells didn't work well, so I moved to a cable press for that.
Could NOT locate a leg press machine so did extensions.
Trying to get used to this gym, the location of equipment & stuff is a bitch! It's HUGE.
At least it wasn't crowded. Seems morning is the best time to go, given a spot isn't neefed, but for the puny ass weights I'm moving it won't be for a while (grrrrr).
Mixed another protein drink soon as I got through the door, downed it, and am starting on water at 16 oz. Will try to drink 16oz per 90 minutes throughout the day.
Question for all:
For increasing the weight, should I add reps to the next to last one used this time, or drop starting weights? And please don't be a bunch of smarta**es telling me that to decrease weights for me would mean using NO weight at all hahaha!
Here's how it turned out, Day 1, Jan 8, 2017
Inc Dumbbell Press: 35/8, 45/6, 50/6
Incline Fly: 20/8, 25/6, 30/5
Barbell Press: 45(bar)/8, 55/5, 75/3
Tri Cable Press: 40/8, 75/6, 90/3
Leg Extensions: (40/12 warmup), 50/8, 70/8, 90/3
Rest between sets was no more than 2 min., and max of 4 between movements, probably closer to 3.
For Inc Dumbbell press, the last set was taxing and I barely got the last rep.
Flies the same.
Barbell Press: It was difficult to keep the bar horizontal. Thinking it a good idea to try these weights again next time as dropping the first weight used would mean dumbbells & I wanna use the bar!
Triceps used to be a strong point for me. What happened? Dangit, Not working outside the home the past 16.5 years has led to immense weakness in arms that used to be a solid 21".. Should I do more than one movement for triceps or keep on with one? What about biceps? Am trying to KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) this stuff...
Quads hit by leg extensions correct? That one actually felt good minus the seat. There are other styles of seats on this I may try next time.
Input from those who know is always appreciated.
Later ya all!
(Working on an age/body timeline photo thing to post to illustrate the changes since military service...Will post soon.).