175 x 5 (PR), 165 x 5, 155 x 5, 145 x 5. It was humid in the gym and I was having a helluva time holding the bar. Anyone have any gym-legal suggestions?
160 X 7, 150 x 5, 140 x 6 (I think this machine is off, I can't possibly do that much weight...will try the other one at the gym next week and compare, but some guy was hogging it up tonight...)
Bodyweight +20 lbs x 4 (PR), 17.5 x 4, 15 x 4, BW x 4- complete chins - near dead hang to chin above the bar. I even have a 12-year old and a bunch of strangers who witnessed it. lol. I'll do another video next week when I try to hit 6.
By the time I was done, I was DONE. My legs were trembling while I was doing chins...my abs were screaming when I was doing my chins...hell, they're still kind of irritated at me and I'm sitting on my butt in front of my computer right now. WOW. Feels so good. I really think now that I'm eating more protein and making better carb choices (i.e. no Oreos or wine) it's starting to pay off. I know, rocket science, right?
As an added bonus, I was in a really bad mood earlier and it's gone now. Even my daughter noticed. When we were leaving the gym she said, "Mom, you're in such a better mood when you workout." Perceptive kid. She deadlifted 40 lbs. She's learning form still. Don't want her to hurt herself. She also joined me in leg extensions, did 2 sets of 10 assisted chins with 10lb assist, and a ton of knee and leg raises. She's working hard and I'm proud of her. She'll be stronger than Mom soon enough!
Before I sign off for now, here's a little weightlifting humor for the old folks out there...Enjoy!