Work for Today:
30 minutes, 2.0 incline, 4.0 mph*
Neutral Grip Pulldown: 130x15, 130x15, 145x15, 160x14, 170x11, 115x12**
Overhead Press: 130x5, 150x3, 165x1+ (4, PR)***, 130x8, 130x8, 130x8
DB Row: 85x11, 85x11, 85x11
DB Inc Bench: 60x12, 60x12, 60x12****
Dips: 11, 10, 8
Hammer Curl: 40x10, 40x10, 40x10
Superset 4: *****
Tricep Pushdown: 130x12, 130x12, 130x12
Cable Curl: 80x12, 80x12, 80x12
*This is meant just as some easy cardio to get blood flowing and build work capacity. Plus side, listening to Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist history Podcast while I ruck, good stuff. Highly recommend it.
**I am not a bodybuilder. I move a weight from 1 point to the next. However, on this last set, I went slow as hell, focusing on squeezing my Lats like crazy and keeping tension. Absolutely amazed at how tough even 115 felt, gonna keep up doing 1 or 2 "Bodybuilder sets" for back after I do my main strength stuff.
***PR by default, as its my first time ever trying to overhead Press 165. Still, hit 155 for 4 then 160 for 4 on my last two 1 cycles (doing 5-3-1), so Happy to see im constantly building.
**** Starting to use dumbbells, have always used barbell. I like the way this feels, more range of motion and trains the muscles in a different way. Going light as I work into it, focusing on making the form perfect as I build.
***** Yeah, I can't even try to justify this as performance related. Summer (and Leave) are coming up, and I want to look good Naked dammit.