Yesterday brought me on the road to Savannah GA! Not a super long road trip, but it was the reason for my rearranging gym schedule. Squats happened on dead day and deads happened today!
Damn was it a day. I found myself at Anderson-Cohen Weightlifting Gym here in Savannah, this is where Olympians train, it was quite the experience. Also my first time ever dropping into a gym, I only had to ask 5 people where I was suppose to go to sign in/pay (a whopping $5).
It was awesome. THERE IS SO MUCH ROOM FOR ACTIVITIES! It was so refreshing to just walk to an empty space and prep for deadlifts. There are 24 spots open with movable squat racks so I was able to dead and squat in the same spot.
Only weird part was everything was in kilos. Sadly I am horrible at taking photos, but I ended up warming up with my first working set o_o my bad! I just pulled 5@133 twice and carried on. Ended up pulling 9@177 for my final set. I blew myself away. I wasn’t even feeling particularly strong or in my element, but I realized that I have been holding myself back.
I also rocked my 5×10 @111 squats, though I did belt up for the final two sets.
Downside to working out alone, no one is there is tell me to stop being a lil bitch and push harder. Sooooooooo today it started, my lift goals increase and if I hit it, sweet and if I don’t, well not every day will be a PR.
Patience is key. Too bad it is not my strong suit.
The rest of my workout consisted of heavy ass rack pulls- managed 205 for 4 sets of 4-6reps (my baby hands didn’t like this), Single arm dumbbell rows, alternating pull up/chin ups, and some bicep curls. I was suppose to do back extensions but the thing I thought was maybe a glute/ham raise looked weird and intimidating so I just called it a day. You can’t win em all!
On to the rest of the day! Calories on vacation don’t count right?
Post workout meal consisted of 8 piece grilled nuggets from Chick Fil A as well as a chargrilled chicken sammich and one container of their BBQ sauce. Not too bad at all.
I followed it quickly with a smedium banana and some greek yogurt, because I was still hangry.
Dinner stole the show. We hit up Jazz’d a tapas restaurant not far from where we stayed. It was fantastic. My paternal unit and I partook in 4 dishes which left us absolutely stuffed. We started with hummus and bruschetta, and ended with blacken salmon and BBQ ribs. Tapas is known for having small dishes on the pretense of ordering several and then sharing. It was fantastic and I left far more stuffed then I thought imaginable.
Tomorrow is homeward bound, back to counting macro’s and gaining muscle.
Since I am bad about taking relevant photos, here is a lovely shot of my road trip mascot Spike!