Week 6, day 1 and 2, training muscles not movements at the hotel 'fitness centre'

Been away at a conference this week so all I've been able to do between conference meals and a couple trips to Momofuku Noodle Bar (Toronto) is hit some muscle groups with the 5-50 lb dumbbells and some machines in the Hilton's fitness centre.

meal #1 at Momofuku Noodle Bar:  pork belly buns, okonomiyaki, ramen

Yesterday I pre-exhausted quads and hammies with some leg extensions and seated leg curls and then did some 15 rep sets with the stack on the seated leg press.  Since the most range of motion I could get with the leg press was still north of what I would need in a below parallel squat, it was like doing half-squats in a leg press.  I'm not sure I wouldn't have been better off just doubling up my sets on the leg extension and seated leg curl.  After that, I did wide grip and close grip pulldowns.  I broke a sweat so the session was better than nothing but it was also at 0700 hrs and I'm not a morning person so it wasn't my best effort.

Today, my schedule allowed me to get in a chest/shoulder/arm workout at mid day so I was able to get a little more out of the session.  I started with some high rep dumbbell flyes to pre-exhaust my chest and then finished with high reps on the chest press machine.  After that, I pre-exhausted my delts with lateral raises and finished with high reps on the shoulder press machine.  Those combinations actually felt like they were productive.  After doing some dumbbell curls, I pre-exhausted the triceps with a high rep set of pushdowns and finished everything off with some dips.

meal #2 at Momofuku Noodle Bar:  char siu burger buns, roasted rice cakes, 'extremely spicy noodles'
The past two sessions were focused on training muscles not movements since the equipment wasn't available to squat, bench press, or deadlift.  It was a nice change but I'm looking forward to getting back to the barbell on Thursday.

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