Not Quite Cardio

No pain, max single.

PressDecided to open today with a few higher-rep sets, checking whether I was about to be subjected to another bout of shoulder pain. With none eventuating I worked up to a max single. (Actually I had planned on a double, but getting stapled to the bench a couple of times put an end to that.)

Followed the pressing with a brief upper back workout, which moved along rapidly (plenty of air recycling taking place). Looking forward to a good night's recuperation - of the eyes-shut variety.

ME BENCH Flat bench press 2x10@20kg, 8@40kg, 6@50kg, 4@60kg, 3@70kg, 1@80kg Chin-up (narrow grip) 14@bw Bent-over row 6,6,4 @70kg, 15@50kg Barbell shrug 10@60kg, 10@110kg, 10@120kg
Total time : just over an hour

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