Day 2 of 4 gym regimen

The day is only half over, and I have plenty left to do, but I need to sit down for a few minutes, have something to eat, and update my latest adventures in fitness generally and going to the gym specifically.

Today started as every day does, by walking the dog.

What does 15,004 steps translate to?

That’s a little over 7 miles for people who still use that unit. I’ve double-checked with Google maps to trace the route we usually take, with some consideration for necessary detours here and there, and my Fitbit is actually pretty accurate when it comes to walking distance in the morning. I don’t think the Charge 2 uses GPS, so it’s likely guestimating based on height and stride length. Or something. I don’t know!

After that, it was off to the gym.

Day 2 is Back & Biceps. A lot of these exercises are either new to me or I haven’t done them in years. Also, I’m far, far below the top of my game, so I’m putting the pin up and up and up. :( But we have to start somewhere.

Wide Grip pullups: 4 sets to failure (starting weight assist 12×33kg)
Deadlifts: 4 sets of 5-8 reps (starting weight 4×30kg)
Lat Pulldowns: 3-4 sets of 8-10 reps (starting weight 8@2×16.5kg)
Cable Rows: 3 sets of 8-12 reps (starting weight 8@2×13kg – could probably go higher here, but I wanted to get my form right)
DB curls: 4 sets of 8-12 (embarrassing starting weight 8@2×5kg)
Close Grip Chinups: 4 sets of 8-12 reps (10@40kg assist – getting tired!)
Hammer Curls: 3 sets of 8-12 reps (8@2×5kg hard to do properly with hips in the way!)

Now, I’m about 6 months past due to wash and clean out my car… tomorrow is shoulders + abs day!

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