- Aug 28th, 2019 at 11:50AM
Swapped Days 8 and 9 after I was forced to do Day 6 on Day 7 (didn't want to do two heavy weight days back to back). I'm sore across the pecs and lats today, so am hoping to feel a bit better by tomorrow for the super heavy workout.
Really enjoying the program so far, gradually getting used to using the dumbbells. I decided against buying dumbbells - one of the reasons being I live in a walk up and didn't know how I would get the heavy ones into the apartment! The sports store I went to won't do delivery (and the online store I found understandbly won't deliver to walk up - I can imagine carting 2x20 kg dumbbells up stairs would be a challenge!) So I am trying to find quieter times at the gym (which is thankfully in my office building) and I also find there's wider variety in weights to suit my needs (I have a bad right shoulder so I like the option of being able to use lighter weights for the shoulder exercises).
Of course, the downside to gyms is having to deal with other people! Yesterday I needed to use one of the two benches for the chest exercises. One was being used by someone else also doing dumbbell fly (and putting me to shame with the weight he was using). As I was about to approach the other bench someone beat me to it. She put down her towel and water bottle on the bench and some light dumbbells on the ground and then proceeded to sit on the bench for 5 mins texting. She then walked away from the bench to make a phone call (lasting another 5 mins) leaving her gear on the bench. When she finally returned she did some shoulder exercises standing in front of the bench, finished those and then left. I moved on to the shoulder exercises and came back to the chest later. Thankfully the other bench cleared up by then, but I was ready to ask her to clear her bench while she was on the phone if I had finished my shoulders and needed to start chest. Arrggh, some people are clueless!