Friday, April 13, 2007

Upper at World Gym

I went to bed at 9pm last night, but still woke up this morning feeling drained.  I think the accumulated sleep debt plus deadlift max has taken a bit out of me.  All my lifts felt off this morning.  I hit machine rows, barbell press, and pulldowns.  Started to do incline dumbell press, but my shoulder was complaining.  Given that it was the last exercise at the end of a hard week, I decided to listen to it.

I moved on to my mobility and stability work.  I'm having a really hard time letting go of the tension that is generated during my workouts now.  I don't know if it's a result of the accumulated fatigue from the week, or if my foot and shoulder have finally gotten well enough that I'm stressing my whole body during workouts.  I may play around with introducing a five minute cool down on the elliptical at the end of my workouts. 

I did unofficially hit one of the goals on my relatively strong list, a 60 second front bridge.  I think I'm going to require video to sign each goal off, but it's good to know that one is close.  I've got a test day planned for the weekend after I move.

After the gym I ran into Neil Kaz on my way to work.  Cool to see a fellow grip enthusiast on the streets of Chicago.  With all the grip guys in this area, it's a shame there's not more get togethers.  Maybe I'll try to organize something once I've settled in to the new place.

Not sure if I'll hit grip tomorrow or not.  It looks like I may spend the day doing some preliminary moving, hauling things we aren't currently using to the new house.  The workout will depend on how that leaves me feeling.  Resting will also be a big priority this weekend.  If the fatigue that has settled in isn't resolved by Monday, I might have to skip the first two workouts of next week.