first iron


While watching the U.S. women’s gymnastics Olympic trials last night I realized I suck. Shawn Johnson, for comparison, does not suck. She’s physically a specimen and a monstrous competitor. And if you just looked at her face you would think she is a sweet little high school girl. She is a predator posing as a house pet and she’s rad. So, this morning I tried to be ferocious like Shawn. I don’t know that I achieved ferociousness but I certainly was inspired.

The numbers:

  • DB bench press
    • 1 x 12 @ 65 lbs on 2:00
    • 1 x 12 @ 70 on 2:00
    • 1 x 12 @ 75 on 2:00
  • cable flys
    • 2 x 12 @ 40 on 2:00
    • 1 x 12 @ 45 on 2:00
  • seated DB shoulder press
    • 1 x 12 @ 30 on 2:00
    • 1 x 12 @ 35 on 2:00
    • 1 x 12 @ 40 on 2:00
  • later DB shoulder raises
    • 2 x 12 @ 15 on 2:00
    • 1 x 12 @ 20 on 2:00
  • preacher curls
    • 1 x 12 @ 65 (assuming 25 lb bar) on 2:00
    • 1 x 12 @ 85 on 2:00
    • 1 x 12 @ 75 on 2:00
  • skull crushers
    • 1 x 12 @ 75 (assuming 25 lb bar) on 2:00
    • 1 x 12 @ 85 on 2:00
    • 1 x 11 @ 85 on 2:00
  • triceps cable press downs
    • 2 x 10 @ 55 on 2:00
    • 1 x 12 @ 40 on 2:00

Did some restorative shoulder cuff exercises at the end. And lots of stretching.

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