And so endeth another week. It’s been a bit of a crap one in terms of life outside the gym, but a good one for training. I worked out 6 times in 5 days (one Pilates, two conditioning, three lifting) and I’ve felt pretty energetic. I practically skipped to conditioning on Friday.
….And so, of course, I’ve been told to dial back the conditioning if I want my 100kg squat. I agree, of course (I need to keep myself fresh), but also… WAH, I’ve been really enjoying conditioning and I want to be fitter 😦
I weighed myself at the gym and was 75kg, so I’m back to OH NOES OBESITY!!1! again. I had expected to stay around 73-74, to be honest, so seeing 75 on there was a bit of a moment. Plus my tummy is hyooge right now. On the upside: I feel strong, fit, energetic and I’m sleeping like your proverbial log.
Friday – conditioning
- 4 rounds (with no rest in between) of:
– 10 sandbag snatches
– 50 skips
– 10 burpees
– 10 kettlebell cleans
– 10 wall balls
– 10 tucks on a Swiss ball
Everyone else did 5 rounds, but the instructor paired me with a new guy and we only did 4 in the same time it took everyone else to do 5. I think he realised that the new guy would be slow and I’m slow, so we were the perfect pairing 😉
Still, it was probably the hardest conditioning class I’ve done yet. I was grateful for the cheeky Macdonalds breakfast I had in the morning, as I really needed those calories! (And so many for £3.49 – thanks Macdonalds!!)
Saturday – volume at BGWLC
- High-bar, narrow-stance squats: 20kg, 2 sets of 8; 40kg, 2 sets of 8; 50kg, 2 sets of 8
Seriously WTF. I’m not sure I’ve ever done high-bar, narrow-stance squats (except maybe the very first time I tried to squat) and these are ridic. How does anyone get any weight on the bar?!
- Good mornings: 50kg, 3 sets of 5
- Romanian deadlifts: 40kg, 3 sets of 10
- Farmers walks with dumbbells: 4 rounds with 17.5kg dumbbells. I’m so bad at these 😦
- Hyperextensions with bar: 12.5kg, 3 sets of 8
- Planks: 3 x 60s