Sheepdogs, Autoshow, overhead presses, and accessory work

My normal workday routine typically involves a lot of sitting at a desk.  My body's pretty good at that, enough so that it actually hurts a little when it has to stand for long periods.  That's not the kind of thing one should be good at since standing and walking is much more useful than the ability to sit for 8 hrs a day.

Last night was a reminder that I need to spend more time moving around.  I was fortunate enough to get a free ticket to "VIP Night" at the Canadian International Autoshow in Toronto.  Apparently tickets to the gala event cost $250 each, ours were a comp from a manufacturer.  The dress code is black tie or business suit and the women that attended wore fancy dresses with wedding hair.  Pretty chichi for walking around a bunch of cars.

Open bar during the manufacturer's reception and then that buzz further stoked by comped drink tickets plus lots of food stations and at least two oyster bars.  Any party with abundant free alcohol and fancy foods is okay by me.  Since this is my training log, I also took some pictures of a couple cars with plenty of compensatory acceleration.
Perfect for hiding a comb-over and a stash of Viagra

For when you need 10 cylinders because 8 isn't enough
In addition to free food and drink, there were a couple free concerts.  One was a most excellent band, The Sheepdogs, the other was Steven Page, former lead singer of the Barenaked Ladies.  Not that Steven Page and BNL songs aren't excellent but The Sheepdogs are new and I hadn't seen them before.
The Sheepdogs playing for a bunch of suits


A little snippet of one of the songs from The Sheepdog's set.

  It was cool to be literally front row for the concert but it wasn't that cool wearing a suit and tie.  The lead singer mentioned that we didn't look like their typical crowd but I don't think anyone there, even us over 40 types, preferred to be stuffily dressed for a killer show.  In any case, they played like professionals and put on a great set despite a subdued crowd more typical of a Toronto Maple Leafs game*.

After standing and walking around for 5 hours, my back and legs were tired.  Shamefully tired I must say.  And with golf season only two months away, I need to get my butt in gear and at least reach minimum standards in bipedal endurance.

I woke up today feeling stiff.  From attending a car show.

My upper body was still pretty beat from Wednesday's bench press breakthrough so I didn't push the overhead presses but got in some good work.  The pause squats went well, better than I would've expected given how tired my back was and the bench presses and kirk shrugs went pretty well too.  It was a good accessory work session and with a couple days recovery until Monday's squat and deadlift session, things should be back to feeling fast.

Overhead Press:  45x10, 95x10, 135x5, 185x3, 205x3, 225x1, 185x5, 185x5

Pause Squats:  135x10, 225x5, 275x5, 315x5  high bar, no belt

Bench Press:  all reps paused 135x10, 185x10, 225x6x3 sets

Kirk Shrugs:  135x10, 185x8, 185x8, 185x7

*because a majority of season ticket holders for Maple Leafs games are corporations, the crowd is full of suits that sit on their hands instead of rabid fans that raise the ruckus.

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