Last week I was at home doing remote classroom training so that meant no formal gym time.  I did keep moderately active doing the most running in a 7 day period in the last few years as well as some bodyweight stuff.

I restarted my gym work with a standard Monday chest day albeit solo since my gym buddy wasn’t there.  I feel like I am in one of the valleys of monthly strength yo yo.  I max’d out at 225lbs on the bench press and it wasn’t easy.  The good news was my right shoulder which bothered me so badly two weeks ago seems to have recovered enough that benching didn’t cause much pain.

Unfortunately my gym work is going to again be interrupted this week when I have more basal cell skin cancer cut out of my left lat area.  It’s a real cut and stitch kind of procedure so I have a feeling I will have to be very conservative with any upper body work for a little while.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

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

Cybex pec dec – 110lbs x 10, 170lbs x 10, 210lbs x 6

Decline barbell bench press – 185lbs x 5, 205lbs x 3, 215lbs x 1