Recently, I’ve been creating my workouts before going to the gym. Not only does it save me time, but my brain isn’t at full capacity in the early mornings.
When I got to the gym, I started with dumbbell flys. Now, let me first say that I haven’t done those in a month…and I used 10lb dumbbells when I did. So, how exactly did I think I could do them with 25lbs?!
I got into position, and as soon as I did my first rep, I swear my arms nearly ripped out of their socket! I quickly sat up and looked around. I looked in the mirror and my face told a story of true pain:
Within 5 seconds, I put away those 25lbs and went right back to 10lbs! Why did I think I could go macho without even practicing? Why didn’t I slowly increase weight? Why did I make that face in front of the mirror? (I swear people gave me a weird look.)
For next time, at least I know not to document my workout before actually doing it. Especially going 15lbs heavier than I normally do.
Until next time,