We are calibrating me vs. his very different machines. Substantially different pulldown motion, substantially different chest press motion. Little different leg press motion. Have to calibrate before ice-experimentation.
Last week, I visited the new place, talked with the owner/trainer a lot, and rather unexpectedly tried some exercises:
Pulldown -- over 3 minutes @ 110lbs
Leg Press -- over 3 minutes @ 340lbs
Chest Press -- not quite 3 minutes @ 110lbs
Then, a couple days later, I went to my old superslow place for my last session.
Pulldown: 1:20-ish @ 175 -- way weak.
Chest press: 1:00-ish @ 175 -- way weak.
Leg press: ??? @ 320 -- again, less than before.
I was simply not recovered after 2 days of rest. That's near half what I would expect.
I did try icing while exercising. There was some value there. I placed the feet on icepacks while doing pulldown. I placed the icepacks between hands and bar while doing chest press. And I placed icepacks on handlebars while doing leg press. Potential value, but couldn't tell due to lack of having recovered.
Then the next day, had a baby. Didn't post on exercise
Yesterday, I went back to the new place:
Pulldown -- 2'45" @ 130lbs
Leg Press -- well over 3 minutes @ 400lbs
Chest Press -- near 2 minutes @ 115lbs -- seems too low. Odd motion
Leg Press 2 (closer seat, targetting glutes) -- somewhat over 3 minutes @ 200lbs.
It's interesting how little excess heat I had. I had some heat-related (normal for me) dizziness (maybe the wrong word) after leg press. After Chest Press, I was sweating lightly, but that was handled quickly via my trainer's home-brew (nutritionally balanced) protein powder + cold water = protein shake. After the 2nd leg press, I got my standard overheated one-ear sounds-like-underwater, but only for 20 seconds. One conical paper cup of cold water cleared that up.
I'm wondering if the thing that seriously overheats the muscles in my old routine is the 10-20 second end-point, wherein I'm pushing with everything, and the weights are going the wrong way. I haven't yet done that seriously at the new place.