120618_road_trip_2[1]Today was my first day back in the gym after a two week, 6600 mile road trip.  Despite a lot of less than healthy eating during that time I somehow came back weighing a couple pounds less than when I left.  My theory is either I was somewhat dehydrated from drinking less than normal or I lost some muscle.  My exercise on the trip consisted a few sets of pull ups, some push ups, and a lot of walking.

I came into my bench press session assuming I will have lost a significant amount of strength.  I was surprised I still managed a 235lb 1RM although my rep numbers at lower weights were off a bit from before I left. Still, all in all not a bad way to start things off.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Barbell bench press – 135lb x 10, 185lb x 5, 225lb x 1, 235lbs x 1, 225lb x 2, 205lb x 6, 205lb x 4, 185lb x 8, 185lb x 7, 185lb x 6, 135lb  x 10 (deadstops) 135lb x 8 (deadstops)