On Tuesday night, a friend of mine passed away.  I don’t want to talk about it too much, others have already expressed themselves far better than I.  He never knew it, but Honore was one of my role models as I worked my butt off in the gym over the past year, and my best wishes go out to his fiancée and family during this difficult time.

If you would like to read more, please check out this blog by one of his colleagues, Ashley

http://ashleymathieufitness.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/another-angel-gets-his-wings/

 

I had been struggling with some GI issues for a few days, plus my friend’s passing, so it has been hectic.  Finally, Thursday morning I decided I needed to do what I needed to do to clear my head:  lift.

Oct 10 Early Morning Legs and Chest (regular tempo, 45 sec b/w all sets)
Hack Squats
4 plates x 15
4 plates x 15
4 plates x 15
4 plates x 15
One Leg Machine Press (no rest, back and forth leg to leg)
205 x 15/15
205 x 15/15
205 x 15/15
205 x 15/15

 

Seated Leg Curl (leaning forward, trying to lengthen hamstring)
120 x 15
120 x 15
120 x 11
120 x 13

 

Prone Leg Curl (butt down)
110 x 15
110 x 15
110 x 15
110 x 15

 

Decline Bench
135 x 15
135 x 15
135 x 15
135 x 15

 

Incline DB Press (30 degrees)
65s x 15
65s x 10
65s x 10
65s x 8

 

Pec Deck
120 x 15
120 x 15
120 x 15
120 x 15

 

notes:  Was in the gym by 5:30 AM.  Legs and Chest together! Madness!  I’m a rebel.  Will also hit legs for realz on the weekend.  Stomach got very upset during the decline bench, damn GI issues.  Pushed through it though.  I switched up the order from last time, decline before incline, just to experiment.  And just like last week, first movement was fine, second movement fizzled out, and the fly movement was unaffected.  What I take away from this is that I really need to work on my endurance for pressing movements.

 

And that was my workout!  I am not going home for Canadian Thanksgiving, so I plan on working out A LOT over the long weekend, as opposed to pigging out.  How about you?  Anyone else from Canada and plan on lifting this long weekend?

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