Monday, September 27, 2010
Bright And Early
Lindsey and I got up well before the sun today to get a workout in before Lindsey left for LA for work. 5:15am down to the garage for 5, 3, 1+ deadlifts and strict presses. Still feeling pretty tight from Friday and Saturday, we got a good dynamic warm up in, then hit the weights. My last set at the deadlifts was supposed to be 410#, but because I was using all bumper plates (iron plates make too much noise, and we are not ready to make enemies in the neighborhood yet...) I could not fit that amount of weight on the bar. So, my final set was at 405#. Still struggling a little with form, I was able to get 3 good reps. With Lindsey's form wavering a bit on deadlifts as well, I immediately proposed that we focus on posterior chain support work next week, and then we will even consider removing deadlifts from our next phase of 5/3/1 to focus on getting our core and spines up to par. This will be talked about in greater detail when we approach our de-loading week next week.
Presses felt pretty good actually. I was supposed to get 145# for my last set, but loaded 140# and got 4. I felt strong with that weight, and then got frustrated that I didn't use the right weight. So, as Lindsey went up to shower up and pack her last few things for work, I snuck in another round at 155#. Got 2. Feeling stronger with the overhead, but man, the progress is SLOW!
A super shake later, and I drove Lindsey to the airport, me being good ol' Mr. Mom!
Later today I'm doing a run and a short metcon:
Run - about 6 miles
AMRAP 8 minutes of:
3 squat snatches 95#
13 pull ups
(5 strict pull up penalty for every break)
I'll let you all know how it goes. Courageous Meals 1 coming later today!
Never Stop, GET FIT.
Posted by Josh Courage at 10:12 AM