Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood
fallenpegasus

Fourth day at the gym, second session with the trainer. Today was arms and chest, which meant bench presses, barbell curls, dumbbell presses, cable flys, preacher curls, and dumbbell curls. When I walked out the gym, I couldn't lift my arms over my head, and the trainer warned me that I probably wouldn't be able to tomorrow morning either.

Any recommendations for short-circuiting exercise soreness? Just tough it out?

We talked about timeframes. He guessed, from my build (long and tall) and starting point (utter weakling) that I would have amazing large and noticeable gains in the first eight weeks, about half that in the next eight weeks, and then my strengh would probably pretty much max out unless I was willing to spend a couple of hours a day working out. Which I'm not. Still, 4 months is really not a very long time.

Breakfast was a bowl of bran flakes, lunch was a Subway's turkey sandwitch, and dinner was cream of broccoli soup, and a protein shake. Birki and Kidde both were eager to help clean the soup bowl when I was done.
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