10952409_935363423143579_6015835900416437997_nWell the endurance training I had planned for Sunday never happened because of the tragic killing of our chickens Saturday night.  I won’t rehash it here but if you want to read about what happened you can do so in my personal blog.

Today at the gym I mixed in chest and back getting some of my best rep numbers with 185 pounds in quite awhile.  At various times during the workout I used my anger I feel at myself for not doing a better job of making the chickens coop predator-proof.  Anger is very effective workout fuel.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Barbell bench press – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 8, 185lbs x 4, 185lbs x 5, 185lbs x 5, 135 lbs x 10

Hanging knee raises 20 reps x 3

VMX rope pull 500 feet in 3:21

Hammer strength low row hands in supinated position – 140 lbs x 10, 200lbs x 6, 240lbs x 3

4 minutes A2G hold


I forgot to mention that on Friday, Royal Fitness (formerly Retro Fitness), my gym for 5-6 years, locked their doors.  Apparently they were being evicted due to not paying rent. I can’t say that I am that surprised, the place seemed to more or less be in some state of turmoil the last couple years I was a member.  When a place stops fixing machines and doing simple things like keeping the place clean it never means good things.

You would think, “so much for flipping back to them”, but there is the possibility of a silver lining.  Someone posted on their Facebook page that they could reopen in as little as two weeks, presumably under different ownership.  If that is the case it would make the idea of returning much more attractive.