I was off work since last Thursday meaning another gym hiatus.  In a way it was good as it has allowed me almost a full week since the stitches were removed.  I have officially given myself the green light to start hitting it hard once again.  Today I got back on the bench press.  Even though 225 pounds felt heavy I did manage to get three single reps at that number.  I didn’t feel any major problems during the reps outside of the normal aches and pains that are now part of everyday life at 48 years of age.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Barbell bench press – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 5, 215lbs x 1, 225lbs x 1, 225lbs x 1, 225lbs x 1, 205lbs x 3, 185lbs x 8, 135lbs x 15

Dumbbell pullovers – 55lbs x 10, 60lbs x 10, 70lbs x 10