12957519_10154443481727841_8815576575078393376_oThis weekend my girlfriend and I got a lot of “exercise” in the form of home project labor.  I built a new door for the chicken coop run and we laid another 60 castle stones as a border around the side of the house.  For good measure we did a 20 mile bike ride on Sunday.  The combination of it all left me feeling achy and sore at the gym before I even touched a weight.

It reflected in my bench pressing numbers.  I had to have my buddy offer a slight assist when I stalled at 235 pounds.  Luckily I had collars on this time to prevent another embarrassing weight dump catastrophe.  The front of both shoulders just felt like they were not up to pushing movements.

I am hoping my bench numbers slowly start to creep upwards where they were before my strength sucking illness of over a month ago.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Barbell bench press – 135lbs x 10, 185lbs x 5, 225lbs x 1, 235lbs x 1, 225lbs x 1, 205lbs x 4, 185lbs x 8, 185lbs x 7, 135lbs x 15, 135lbs x 14