All right – back in the gym today.
Even though yesterday was a much-needed rest day, I missed not doing at least something.
With another pole vault practice coming up tomorrow evening, it wasn’t a great idea to do much of anything leg-wise, so I decided to do sort of a circuit routine today. Some incline bench press, followed immediately by machine-assisted pull-ups, then step-ups onto a platform holding dumbbells (good for strengthening the knee joint).
Then, I went over to dumbbell shoulder presses, followed immediately by some dumbbell rows and a few sets of box jumps (plyometrics). I wasn't too sure about trying it, but I finished up with three jumps onto a 30-inch box -- wearing five-pound ankle weights.
After that, some machine-assisted dips for triceps, and some cable rows for shoulders. The ol’ deltoids seem to take a pretty good pounding in the pole vault plant, and I’m really conscious of avoiding shoulder injury, which can be a long-lasting problem.
After I got home, I did 6 reps of my low-bar core strengthening drill, and called it a day.
Pretty good workout, overall.
What did you do today?