Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Rather lift weights than play doubles

Today there were quite a few peeps waiting to play table tennis (9 people and 2 tables). The suggestion was made to play doubles. I hate playing doubles! You don't learn how to play better with doubles, alot of it is teamwork. That's why I like individual sports better. Nobody to blame but yourself. So I opted to lift during the crazy 15 minutes when everyone and their dog wanted to play.

Shoulders - Lateral DB Raises/DB Shrugs: 5 x 8 x 35

Haven't done shoulders in months so I'm hoping this is enough to generate some soreness and some liking for the gym. Afterwards 4 people left and we went back to singles. Played well against everyone except Bala.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Very small bench

Bench: 18 x 165, 16 x 185, 10 x 205, 6 x 225, 2 x 255, 10 x 115 (speed press)

Knowing how weak I am, I bet I'll be sore tomorrow. That should be enough. Any more and I probably wouldn't be able to move the next couple days.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Light Bench

Flat Bench: 15 x 185, 12 x 195, 10 x 195, 8 x 205, 15 x 135
Wide Grip Cable Pulldowns: 8 x 130, 8 x 140, 8 x 150, 8 x 160

Considering how terribly sore my biceps were from the wimpy workout, I didn't want to push it today. Hopefully I'll be sore. Felt tight afterwards.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Man have I turned into a marshmallow!

Yesterday I went into the weight room with Tim and did a few exercises:

Alternating DB Curls: 15 x 35, 12 x 35, 2 x 8 x 35
Straight Bar Curls: 3 x 6 x 95
Dips: 3 x 6 x bw

That's all I did, not cause I thought I would be sore, but cause it was boring! I forgotten how it is to be in a gym. Tim did his own exercises, and I did mine. Wasn't much interaction. I was hoping for a collaboration, but he rushed through his exercises (He did one arm DB Tricep Rows). I didn't have fun, it was hot (the table tennis guys moved the fan in their room), and wasn't what I envisioned, so I don't think I'll continue.

Table Tennis is so much more fun than lifting! However today my arms are completely sore! I can't even straighten my arms. I wouldn't have thought in a million years that that amount of work, and amount of weight would have caused me this much grief. I guess taking this much time off has really turned me into a marshmallow!

If I'm going to get back into it, I'm going to have rely on my own motivation rather than try to leech off somebody else's who doesn't really understand the point of group lifting.