First workout involving weights since Tuesday last week. Still feeling a bit ropey because of a cough/cold, but still managed to grind this out.
Dumbbell shoulder press (seated) 5, 5, 4, 4, 4
37.5, 37.5, 42.5 (3), 42.5 (3), 42.5 (3)
I would have preferred to go from 37.5s to 40s, but one was being used by someone else. I might have been able to get 4 reps with the third set rather than only 3 with the 42.5s.
50 x dumbbell bench presses. 10 push-ups every time I put down the weights.
Time = 23:39
Push-ups = 13 x 10
I had to adapt this. I had intended to use a 100lb barbell for partial presses (7 holes, small bench) but the station was being used. I started off with two 45lb dumbbells instead (only 90lb in total, but less stable than a barbell). I managed 7 reps before I had to rest, then the next 3 sets were doubles and I was really struggling. From the fifth set onwards I switched to 40s instead. I could still only manage a maximum of 4 reps per set, so this was still challenging. The third from last set took me to 46 presses and I was pissed that I couldn't bang out the last four in one go. The penultimate set was 3 reps, which meant I had to do more push-ups before I could go for the last rep.
25 x dumbbell push presses @ 35s
Time = 2:17
Not a great workout today, but I feel like I'm getting back to full strength anyway.