Busiest Delivery Day of the Year and Bodyweight Chin Ups

Arrived at the depot for 6:45am. 118 deliveries and collections, with 232 parcels handled. Left the depot at 6:45pm, 12hr day, meh.

I must’ve jinxed myself yesterday saying that it was the end of the snow backlog, because upon arrival at the depot this morning, we were faced with another load of parcels from the weekend.

By far my busiest day parcelwise of the year so far, nearly matched my Christmas deliveries.

Anyway, home food prepped and didn’t feel up to weight lifting so literally did one set of 15 x bodyweight chin ups.

I think my max from a few years ago is 17, so getting 15 is pretty good and I felt I probably could’ve squeezed a couple more out, but I like to get my chin well over the bar, so 15 is good enough for today.

Fingers crossed tomorrow doesn’t bring any more backlogged parcels, I could do with a normal day this week, only worked 37 hours in 3 days pmsl.

Until next time…

WeeMike

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Weighted Chin Ups

Arrived at the depot for 6:45am today. 96 deliveries and collections, with 162 parcels handled.

Lef the depot at 6:45pm, 12hr day, poop.

Did the depot a favour by doing a 13 mile round trip to pick up a collection which another driver couldn’t fit on his van, during peak traffic too, so it added an hour and a bit to my day.

Hey ho, home now, food prepped for tomorrow and then some weight lifting.

5 x 20kg Weighted Chin Ups

5 x 15kg Weighted Chin Ups

5 x 10kg Weighted Chin Ups

5 x 5kg Weighted Chin Ups

1st set felt well heavy again and again only just managed to get the last rep.

2nd set didn’t feel as heavy as last week, got the 5th rep with something left.

Rest were good. I’ll keep the weight the same until I can do the 5th rep with another rep in the tank, so hopefully another few weeks.

Time to shove some meat down my neck and get some things ready for work tomorrow, the big freeze is on the way and possibly more snow which will make delivering interesting.

I want to make sure I’ve got shovels and a few winter things in the van incase the snow and ice get bad enough I need to dig myself out and the day is prolonged so that at least I’m prepared for it this time, unlike last time.

Until next time…

WeeMike

Meandering Monday and Weighted Chin Ups.

Arrived at the depot for 6:50am, 10 minutes earlier than normal, because I’m trying to have more time to organise my route in the mornings.

103 deliveries and collections throughout the day, with 154 parcels handled.

A relatively relaxing day driving today, not rushed at all but still a high amount of deliveries, they were condensed for once too.

Left the depot at 6:50pm as I cleaned the van. 12hr day. :/

Home, food prepped and then some exercise.

5 x 20kg Weighted Chin Ups

5 x 15kg Weighted Chin Ups

5 x 10kg Weighted Chin Ups

5 x 5kg Weighted Chin Ups

Holy. Shit.

I just did the last rep of the 1st set and thought “phew that was tough but good going weeman”.

Then when I just got the 5th rep on the 2nd set I was like “what the fuck is going on”.

Then I realised I was supposed to be starting at 15kg not 20kg pmsl, oh and also dropping in 2.5kg increments not 5kg, doofus.

Anyway. I did them that’s what’s important and the 3rd an 4th sets were smooth.

I’ll pay more attention next week, but I’ll stick to this week’s weights, see how the first couple of sets feel for a 2nd time, but strength wise I’m more than happy with the weight.

Shower time and bacon and eggs for dinner mmmmm.

Until next time…

WeeMike

Manic Delivery Day and Weighted Chin Ups

Phewee, today was by far the busiest day of the year.

Arrived at the depot for 7am. 103 deliveries and collections, with 174 total parcels handled. Left the depot at 6:45pm. 11.75hrs, phew.

As a whole Tuesday are supposed to be the busiest day of the week at the depot, but on my route that’s not normally been the case. However, today, oh boy, was it busy lol.

Anyway. Got home food prepped for tomorrow and then did some weight lifting.

5 x 12.5kg Weighted Chin Up

5 x 10kg Weighted Chin Up

5 x 7.5kg Weighted Chin Up

5 x 5kg Weighted Chin Up

My wrists and elbows felt fine today. No idea why they ached so much yesterday, but I felt good when I got home so went straight to the weights room. Felt strong, so did an extra set too.

Now I’ve showered, had dinner and sat down, I feel whacked, think I’ll sleep well tonight.

Until next time…

WeeMike

Weighted Chin Ups Ahoy.

Depot arrival at 7am. 96 deliveries and collections. Left the depot at 6:30pm. 11.5hr day.

Same amount as last week delivery wise but they were spread out more so the day was longer. Hey ho.

Got home, food prepped for the next day and then did some exercise.

5 x 11kg Weighted Chin Ups

5 x 8.5kg Weighted Chin Ups

5 x 6kg Weighted Chin Ups

5 x Bodyweight Chin Ups

Added 1kg to the weighted chins tonight, felt about the same as last week, so will add another 1kg next week too, added an extra set on the end of just bodyweight, man the difference with no weight is awesome, I felt so light lol.

Mmmmm bacon, egg and chips for dinner, then an early night, I feel pooped tonight!

Until next time

WeeMike

Weighted Chin Ups Make Me Feel Manly, Grrrrrr.

Tuesday is normally the busiest day of the week, however, today was a few deliveries short of yesterday, so I’m thinking that Wednesday may well turn out to be this weeks busiest day.

Anyhoo.

Got to the depot for 7am. 97 deliveries and collections throughout the day. Left the depot at 5:30pm. 10.5hr day, sweet. Probably as short as a day goes for me I think.

Home, a quick bit of exercise, prepared tomorrows food and showered, all before 7pm, bosh!

Today’s exercise was some weighted chin ups.

5 x 10kg chin up

5 x 7.5kg chin up

5 x 5kg chin up

Man, I love chin-ups so much, always have. I’ve done them for over 15yrs now and along with push-ups, they are no doubt one of my favourite exercises to do.

Mainly because you can do them almost anyway you can hang from, but also because I love the feeling I get in my back muscles.

I was thinking I should make a goal of maxing out my chin ups. A few years ago my record was 17 bodyweight chin ups and since then I’ve not tried to max out again.

I’ve always preferred doing weighted chin ups than endless bodyweight ones though.

My max to date (again a few years ago) on weighted chin-ups is 2 reps with 25kg around my waist, which is pretty good I reckon.

I think I’m going to try and beat that this year. I’m feeling pretty strong on them again having spent the last few weeks doing some a few times a week, so we’ll see how that goes.

Time to go, steakburgers are calling om nom nom nom.

Until next time…

WeeMike

Weightlifting at last! 

Finally managed to finish work early enough to be home for 5pm and I got some weightlifting in, finally! 

Was really excited for some reason lol. Felt like it was Christmas.

Until I got under the bar. 

I decided to start with some 5 rep sets of squats.

I’ll stick with 2.5kg over bodyweight to start with I thought. So I plonked 72.5kg on the bar and holy moly did it feel heavy.

5th rep I was straining, I could feel the veins in my head bulging lol. 

2nd set was strangely easier and 3rd set felt pretty good too.

Guess I just needed to greese the cogs as it were. 

I wanted to do more but thought better of it, we’ll see how my body feels over the next few days lol.

Also did some bent over rows, as I don’t feel I can do any deadlifting until I’m properly back into it. And I stuck with 46.5kg on the bar for 3 sets of 8 for those.

Then I did a 10 rep set of chin ups and finished off with some side raises, because I could lol. 

I’m going to work on a plan this week for the coming few months. And this time I think I’ll put down 15 exercises that I want to do through the week and then when I get home from delivery driving, I can pick a few exercises from the list, according to how tired I am. 

That’s the plan anyway, it working is another thing, we’ll see how my body reacts this week.

Until next time, 

WeeMike