You know that saying about the best-laid plans etc? Well, today was the day I was going to take that long lunchbreak & go to kettlebells; except my brain had other ideas and I totally failed to sleep last night. I slept through my alarm, crawled into work late and am frankly too pooped to contemplate 60 minutes of conditioning this afternoon. I still plan to go to Pilates after work – that shouldn’t be too strenuous.

So much for sleeping like a log, eh? I used to suffer from insomnia all the time, I guess my brain likes to remind me sometimes…

Monday – legs @ BGWLC

I was completely not expecting to have heavy squats – I thought I was due a volume bench session. As it’s less than 5 weeks until my next competition (eek!) we’re back on the Ed Coan-style percentages. Normally you’d work off percentages of your 1RM, but I’m working off percentages of my desired 1RM – which for squat is 100kg. The board said 3 sets of 4 @ 80%, and frankly I was a bit doubtful I’d get more than one set of 4 @ 80kg. But… I gave it a go.

  • Squats: worked up to 3 sets of 4 @ 80kg. Yep, I did it! 3 x 4 @ my British Classic 2013 squat opener!!
  • Romanian deadlifts: 3 sets of 10 @ 40kg
  • Sumo deadlifts: 4 sets of 4 @ 60kg. Still working on technique; so far I’m not very impressed with sumo – I don’t feel built for it, despite being short with short limbs.
  • Reverse hyperextensions: 3 sets of 10
  • Glute & ham raises: 5kg plate, 3 sets of 10
  • Pullthroughs: 3 sets of 10
  • Cable crunch: 35kg, 2 sets of 10
  • Stretching etc
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  1. G

    It sounds like sleep problems are on everyone’s mind lately, eh? Maybe it’s because it’s midsummer… I hope your sleep resolves soon!

    1. lozette Post author

      I think midsummer might have something to do with it – it’s pretty hot here, and I don’t sleep with the windows open because our street is so noisy!

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