Another rest day here. There are times when I think the most difficult part of HIT is the amount of time off from lifting. I have trained so freaking hard in 15 minutes that I am literally sore for over a week. Right now I am trying to find a happy, and productive, medium.
Prior to my fall I would do maybe three sets each and the workout would take perhaps 15 minutes and I would be gasping for air and so sore I didn't want to train for another 7 to 10 days. I couldn't train for another 7 to 10 days.
Yesterday I did back and chest and thought about the impending soreness before I started so...I did this.
Three sets of pullups, close grip palms in and all to failure with what I jokingly call "Cutler-Ups" (partials) at the end of each set until I wanted to puke.
Smith machine rows, three sets to failure. No partials.
Palms in medium grip lat pulldowns. Three sets 10 to 12 reps with partials at the end of the last set.
DB pulllovers, again to failure and again three sets and no partials at the end.
Smith incline bench press. Four sets of 5 to 10 reps.
Pec-Dec to failure (between 5 and 10 reps) followed immediately by Smith Machine flat bench press to postivie failure for three sets each with no partials.
One set of of machine sit ups for 60 reps as fast as I can do them. Which isn't that fast at all.
That's it. "Modified HIT" or am I just wussing out again? I think its the latter as I really hate being SORE for more than a day or so. Today is a doctor day and tomorrow I will do a modified shoulder/arm routine either at home or I will go into work and use that gym.
I hate getting old. It is a crime that we age. Be well, lads!