Training, Food & A PR
Well, I still have not decided what to do regarding the option for surgery on my left arm. I am not making any decisions until I get back from my next work trip. That will give me two weeks to really think about it and research my insurance. Whatever I choose, I need to rest my arm for a bit. So, I am switching to a squatting program. I may as well work on my squat goal, right? Who doesn’t want a strong squat? It translates into so many activities. So, here we go with Day 1.
I am wanting to take the stage again, but most likely not until the spring. However, I think it is time to start dialing in my food again. So, over this month, that is exactly what I am doing. I figure my training will be ramping up and my diet will need to support some strength gains…hopefully.
Guess who hit a big girl weight this weekend….THIS GIRL! I decided to join the class on Saturday. I realize that I probably should not have done that considering my arm, but I did anyway. We were meant to work up to a tough single power clean (not to exceed 90% of 1 RM). Well, 90% didn’t feel heavy. I figured that I was already not doing what I was supposed to anyway. So, I hit a 10# pr for 165. BOOM! And to be honest, I felt like I had more in me. I barely got under the bar. I officially joined the big girls club. Very happy with that.
25:00 Z1 AirDyne
A. Five sets of:
Front Squat x 1 rep
Rest as needed
In five sets or fewer, build by feel to a “heavy” front squat. Once
the load feels heavy and your barbell speed is noticeably slower, move
on to part B.
B. Back Squat
*Set 1 – 5 reps @ 65-70%
*Set 2 – 3 reps @ 75-80%
*Set 3 – 1 rep @ 85-90%
Rest 2-3 minutes between sets.
C. Every two minutes, for 12 minutes (6 sets):
Back Squat x 6 reps @ 75% of 1-RM
Complete at 140; This sucked
15 minutes of mobility