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Press to Failure, Part Two
What Would Henry Rollins Do?
I've been working out (lifting weight, going to the Gym, whatever you want to call it) for about nine and a half years now. Which is both dedicated and getting a bit complicated.

Because I've pretty much done every exercise you can possibly imagine. Until they invent some new machine or something. Smith machine squats: check. Preacher Curls: check. Skull crushers (a tricep exercise which ends with a barbell resting on your forehead!): check.

But one thing I have never done is write a program of my own. I had a somewhat postponed reassessment today, so I thought it high time to put one together...

Only to discover I have only a partial clue about it. Each program tends to be divided into sets of muscles - back, chest, shoulders etc. I had a vague lists of exercises I wanted to do, but I couldn't for the life of me remember which part of the body the were for. Is the one arm raise a back or a chest exercise? Anyway, some areas were easy, arms (hammer curls, tricep pull down), legs (the aforementioned smith machine squats, calf raises) and abs (roman chair, superman raises, hover). But the rest I wasn't sure about, so I just wrote them all down and hoped for the best.

And I did well, I more or less wrote out my whole program. The rather fetching gym instructor lady merely wrote it up for me and gave me some suggestions for how to do the sets.

I'll be buffed in no time *tenses pecs*