Tuesday, June 12, 2007

50 or Less

Upper workout today, had to make due with the limitation of nothing but dumbbells up to 50lbs.  It worked out ok.  I did:

Walk around outside for 30 minutes
25lb Dumbell Warm Up - Swings, Snatches, Presses
Snatches up through the 50lber
Single arm presses up through the 50lber
Renegade Rows up through the 50lbers
Pulldowns up to 130 on the stack
Balance on one foot with weight overhead, up through 50lber
Bicep curls up through the 35lber

The technical contact from our integration partner for the client we are visiting was in the gym while I lifted, so I got the chance to chat with him while I was working out.  He's a good guy and I'm happy to have had the opportunity to talk to him in an informal setting.  I think the project is going to go very well.  This did mean I ended up holding back on the workout a little bit.  I think I did enough volume to make up for the reduced intensity, but it was definitely an atypical workout for me. 

The pool had a couple middle aged women drinking beer in it, so I opted to skip swimming this evening.  I'll probably stretch later tonight, after I shower and get some work done.  I did try pistols in the water last night, they didn't work for me.  Almost all of the resistance disappears as soon as I start to sink into the water.  The resistance changes too sharply to do me any good.

From a nutritional perspective, food has sucked since getting here.  I can definitely see how traveling every week can catch up with someone.  Lunch was sandwich platters, which means 2 cheese sandwiches on white bread for me.  Then the guys and I went to PF Changs for Chinese, and the company will pay for dessert.  How can I say no to that?  The slice of chocolate cake I got was big enough that my first thought upon seeing it was to cuss.  Needless to say, it was excellent and I am really enjoying myself.  Fortunately, I think between work and training, I am expending enough energy to balance things out.