So I am quite sore from my return to upper body exercise the past few days, including all over soreness from dead lifting yesterday. Despite the soreness I had no desire to lift my foot off the gas pedal at the gym today.
I decided I wanted to do my second Ray’s Way in 3 days however a less lethal version. I removed the stop watch element and simply tried to do 5 sets of 15 dips, 8 pull ups, and 20 push ups.
Even without a clock to watch I found just getting through all 5 sets very tough. I couldn’t keep my dip sets unbroken, I had to hop off and back on the bars in the later sets. I was able to do unbroken pull ups and push ups at least.
I’m not sure how long it took me in total to grind through the 5 rounds but it was definitely more than the 20 minutes a normal Ray’s Way will consume.
I still am surprised just how poor my endurance feels right now. All I can do is keep pushing up against that wall until it starts moving inch by inch.
The official report:
5 minutes cardio/stretching
5 rounds – 15 dips, 8 pull ups, 20 push ups