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Monday is a weights day, so I did my best to kick my own ass with a mix of things. With trainer I would do barbell squats and bench. I want to inspire our readers...
4 sets of goblet squats (instead of barbell squats) 3 sets of 2-minute rower sprints 4 sets of overhand and underhand curls 4 sets of tricep push-downs 4 sets of seated rows 4 sets of cable pull-downs 4 sets of ab rollers 4 sets of 25 pushups (instead of bench press)
Yes, I do them in various supersets. I felt pretty beat-up at the end, ready for a ten-minute nap at 6:30 am before work. Pushing oneself to the max is the hard part for me, the mental part. I never feel like doing any of it until I get in the cage to fight the bear. Some of you know what I mean. The bear is one's own sloth. Sloth is a sin, by the way, so it's worth resisting like other disgusting temptations. I do try to turn my back on sinful temptations. Not a saint, tho.
C'mon BD, if you really want to push yourself to the max, quit doing the same tired routine you've been doing for years and work on getting your deadlift up. I mean, seriously, and I don't care how old you are, how big of a bear do you have to fight to do a set of tricep push-downs? I guarantee you it's not as big as the one you face when you've got a heavy barbell sitting on the floor in front of you, waiting patiently for you to dig deep and lift it.