Saturday morning, I woke up in just enough time to squeeze in a little Backyard Workout before heading off to Hatha Star yoga. Even though...Read More
Strength Monday 12/3/12
In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I’m following the Wendler 5/3/1 strength training program. Twice a week, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy and crank through a mini-metcon.
Reggae and Deadlifts and Burpees, Oh My!
The music at the craptastic is generally… well, crappy. Whomever happens to be the bored front desk clerk at the time plugs in their mp3 device of choice and plays whatever catches their fancy. Their fancies, I’m here to tell you, have terrible taste in music.
But today was pretty good. Our front desk dude was feeling the islands, and there are worse things in the world that picking up barbells to the sounds of Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, and Peter Tosh. Worse things like: burpees.
Oh, cashout! How I
love hate love-hate you.
3 @ 70% of max =125#
3@ 80% of max = 145#
max reps @ 90% of max = 160# – I did 7.
3 @ 70% of max =60#
5 @ 80% of max = 65#
max reps @ 90% of max = 70# – I did 6.
My time: 9:32. I ran a clock but I didn’t go after this “for time,” I just kept a nice steady pace. My goal was to finish in under 10 minutes, so yay.
Did you hit the gym or trail or some such today?