This morning was a CT workout: 20 minutes on the treadmill and about 20-30 minutes of the following circuit:

  • DB Single Arm Swings: 25 pound DB 2×20 – 10 with each arm.
  • Chin/Pull-ups: I have been mixing shoulder width chin-ups with shoulder width pull-ups.  Starting to get better with the overhand grip.  Faced my fears and tried the wide overhand grip which is the position that has previously screwed up my left rotator cuff.  Did 3 sets of 2 reps each.  Happy no pain.  Will mix these in now.
  • Hanging Leg Raises:  2 sets of 15.
  • Weighted Dips: Doing this with a 45 pound plate.  Managed to get 10 out on the first go round.  Form – well – have to work on that.  Eaked out 20+.
  • Cuban Presses: 2 sets of 15 with 15 pound DBs.  I have a love/hate relationship with this exercise.  It is tough but it really does my shoulders and rotator cuff a world of good.

The gym removed a bunch of equipment (which I never used – but others did) and expanded the space for the personal trainers.  My circuit area was seriously messed with.  All the equipment is available – just not in the same proximity.  Trying to set things up to get it done – annoying.  They also crowded the weight lifting area.  The worst was the DB swings – just trying to find a space not to kill some one.  Doesn’t matter – got it done.

My wife made a big batch of Cream of Cauliflower soup.  We had some and froze the rest.  Happiness.