So like most Americans I had more than my fair share of calories over the extended holiday weekend, both on Thanksgiving itself and three days afterward as leftovers. The end result of all that was the scale creeping up 2-3 pounds from where it had been for awhile. I was hoping the four mile run I put in on Turkey day backed up by the four miler yesterday would help soften the blow. The odd thing was today at the gym those couple pounds seem to help me during my bench press session. I got 225lbs x 1, twice without a spot touch for the first time in over a month with other rep numbers that were recent bests. I can hardly believe the extra weight I added was muscle but whatever the source it seems to fuel more pressing power.
5 minutes cardio/stretching
Barbell bench press – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 5, 225lbs x 1, 225lbs x 1, 205lbs x 3, 185lbs x 8, 185lbs x 6, 185lbs x 5, 135lbs x 10 (dead stop), 135lbs x 12
Dumbbell pullovers – 60lbs x 10, 75lbs x 8