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Workout Journal #1 (January 7, 2019)

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Squat Press: One of the best full-body workouts out there–also one of the toughest.

First Workout of 2019

After a 15-day break during the holidays, I somehow managed to get myself back to the gym today.  That was the hard part.  Even more difficult than the workout itself.

Always remember that the first day back is always the hardest.

So push through and you will soon reap the rewards of your persistence and determination.

Kind Words from a Stranger

While in the middle of my second squat press set, one of the long time gym members said from across the gym,

“Parang di ka tumaba nung bakasyon ah! (It’s like you didn’t gain any weight from the (Christmas) vacation.).

Those kind words were unexpected–but nevertheless very much appreciated.  After briefly pausing to thank the member, I doubled my efforts to finish the rest of my set.  Here is a breakdown of today’s workout:

Today’s Workout

Start out with three sets of Battle Rope followed by Squat Press:

  • Battle Rope (1 minute)
  • Squat Press (5 lbs | 15 lbs | 15 lbs)

Now move to the following machines for three more sets:

  • Lat Pulldown (15 repetitions for each set)
  • Chest Press (20 repetitions | 15 repetitions | 15 repetitions)
  • Knee Raises (2 sets of 30 repetitions)

 

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