I’m in meetings all day today and Tuesday, so I woke up at 5am (even though I could have slept in today) and got my workout in. I found a new gym just minutes from my house so I gave it a shot today and it was great.
First, it was empty. Just me and another guy who was doing some Olympic lifting…and he was really good at it. It’s a rarity to find someone who knows how to clean and snatch with great form in a commercial gym. But this guy – he was about 5’6″ and had an athletic build with legs twice size of mine – must have some formal training with the sport (Olympic lifts). It was good to see.
Second, they had great equipment. It wasn’t overrun with machines. Lots of barbells, 3 squat racks, dumbbells that went up to 100lbs and a trap deadlift bar (it’s a hexagonal bar that you can step into to do your deadlifts).
Here’s what I did this morning…
1) Deadlift (135 x 5, 185 x 5, 225 x 5, 275 x 3, 295 x 3, 315 x 2)
2a) Blast Strap Push-Ups w/feet elevated (15, 15)
2b) DB Shrugs (8 @ 80, 8 @ 85)
3a) Pistols (8, 7)
3b) Face Pull (2×15 @ 60lbs)
Great workout. I got there at 6am and was home by 6:45. Downed a post-workout shake and an apple. Hit the shower and then made breakfast for everyone else with an early riser…