Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Entry #1163

First day of conditioning since getting sick. Ran three laps of hill sprints, jogged the short way home, and did 50, then 30 reps of kettlebell swings in the bedroom, with 20 reverse crunches on the floor. Had to force myself not to keep doing things after that. I have a habit of wanting to run myself into the ground when I do cardio.

I'm breaking a golden rule of meet preparation by trying out new things, but hell, my normal lower body protocol has been so screwy anyways what with recovering my quad injury that it's impossible to upset anything I've had going. In the interest of training three times a week and experiencing better deadlift performance training them infrequently, I'm only going to be pulling from the floor on the third week of the program (as well as the subsequent deload). I've been deadlifting in the 440-475 range for two years now and I don't think I'll be missing anything by training my body to handle higher weight exclusively now. We'll see how this works out.

Entry #1162

Skipping deload because I took a week off.

150 x 5
170 x 5
190 x 6
> Strength is coming back. I'm at where I was a month ago, which is good news. I've never been this solid after being sick before, nevermind taking an entire week off.

Pause press:
132 x 4 x 10
132 x 8

V-handle chin-ups:
13, 13, 13, 13, 13

Band pull-aparts:
15, 15, 15
> My second micro-mini snapped. That makes three snapped bands in all.