- Pull Over with Abs: Another one of Ed's designs. Actually had weights hanging off my ankles. Looked like a torture session for sure.
- Seated Row: Up in weight and time. Pop pin and with Ed pushing on the last 10 seconds to increase the load.
- Chest Press: Up in weight. Pop pin. Also did flys on the same machine.
- Leg Press: Feet at top of foot pad. Up in weight. Pop pin.
- Pull down: Did them differently this time, so no good comparison. Pulled straight down but then pushed out rather than back up along the same path. Made it really difficult, even with a lower weight than usual.
- Overhead Press: Down in time at same weight. No big surprise as this was the last exercise. To show something interesting, Doug increased the weight to the entire stack and both Ed and Doug helped me lift it. I was able to somewhat control the drop, showing how strong you can be in eccentric, even when toast.
One thing that happens to me each time I do leg press after doing upper body is that my arms throb, feeling they feel like they are going to burst. Doug explained that this was due to the lower body venous return. The blood is coming back so hard due to the high intensity lower body movement that there is a back pressure on the upper body, resulting in the pump back to the arms. Very strange but interesting.
Very good, very tough workout as usual. A bit longer than usual due to the set extenders on most exercises. I am writing this 2 days after and am still feeling pleasantly sore. I mentioned that in an email to Ed, and he responded by sending me a link to Curves Fitness Centers as an alternative. Nice.