Well, this THT 2.0 workout pleasantly surprised me. I don't normally dumbell curl, unless I'm doing hammer curls for "extra credit" after an arms workout. It took me a couple of reps to get the motion down again, but then I was good to go.
In a moment of blondness, I swapped the barbell curl for cabled straight-bar curls (which probably wasn't all that detrimental) instead of incline dumbell curls. Incline dumbells curls, being at the end of the biceps sets, still actually managed to kick my ass.
And then there's abs. Oh man.
Weighted decline situps. I live for these now.
Kneeling cable crunches - it took me a few reps to find my appropriate weights and to get the motion down. I think I've got it now. Can I ever feel those when I'm done my two sets.
Weighted hanging leg raises. Problem. I couldn't find the weight belt I've seen others use at the gym for exactly this purpose (and weighted dips). So, I did hanging side oblique crunches and leg raises. I always get a mental kick out of doing the hanging ab work freehanded because it just feels powerful not relying on straps or anything.
One of the guys I work out with occasionally, indeed one of my past winners, remarked how I made it look easy. He then tried a few knee raises. He managed, but he confessed that it was far tougher than it looks.
"Well", I told him, "it's not about what looks easy or hard. It's about what keeps you moving and what gives you results. If you can't do many of those yet, don't worry. You/ll be able to soon enough."
Also, today is day #2 of no coffee, no caffeine. Yesterday afternoon positively sucked. I felt like I was being dragged through molasses while having a wicked headache. Hopefully today is a better day than the last for that reason alone.