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 šŸ˜¦

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

  • Sprints
  • 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
  • Sprints

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 šŸ˜‰

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 Ā£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 šŸ˜¦
  • Hyperextensions with bar: 12.5kg, 3 sets of 8
  • Planks: 3 x 60s
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  1. G

    Lifting vs conditioning is my least favorite tradeoff šŸ˜¦ I’m pretty sure we should insist that our bodies recover faster so we can do it all.

    1. lozette Post author

      Mine must have recovered ok over the weekend as I just managed to squat 3 sets of 4 @ 80kg šŸ˜‰

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