Because they're evil. Pure evil. Work. The long stretch to the weekend. The beginning of the training week.
Actually - the beginning of the training week; now that's cause to put a smile on my face!
So - the first session in earnest doing the Madcow 5x5 program, aiming at getting my 5 rep max up across the important compounds (squat, deadlift, bench press, shoulder press).
Squat: 65kg, 80kg, 100kg, 115kg, 130kg
Bench press: 50kg, 60kg, 70kg, 85kg, 95kg
Barbell row: 30kg, 35kg, 40kg, 50kg, 55kg
All sets done with 5 reps and about 90 seconds rest inbetween.
The squat wasn't too bad. I still get funny looks when I squat in socks. There was a funny noise when I got to the 3rd set and I may have damaged some underpants. D'oh!
Bench press was almost easy and was fairly straightforward.
Barbell row isn't too bad - it's not a movement that I've done much before so I'm happy trying to get decent form.
I know that this programme is going to get a heck of a lot harder over the coming weeks, so I'm happy building a decent base at the minute.