Monday, June 18, 2007

Everything Wrong

Today's workout consisted of me doing everything I know I shouldn't.  I put it off until the evening.  I'm running on 5 hours of sleep.  I focused on braced bending since my metal came, even though it's a leg day.  I had to short my core exercises because I was goofing off.  I had fun though.  This is what I did:

Warm Up - Carry stuff upstairs, arrange 45lb plates around gym, open order from McMaster, kettlebell warm up
Braced Bending - 12"x1/2" 6063 Aluminum, Kink 10" piece, Increase kink on 14" x 3/8 CRS, same with 10" x 5/16 CRS
Kettlebell Squats: 5xBW, 12k, 16k, 20k, 24k; 3x3xPair of 16k's
Romanian Deadlifts: 5x135, 155; 2x3x185

That's it.  I was in the garage for well over an hour.  I spent way too much time playing with the metal and should have stopped after the first piece of Aluminum.  This 1/2" 6063 is the exact same difficulty as 5/16" CRS.  It's pretty cool.  Maybe I'll bring some to the Michigan contest and see what guys can do.

The braced bending really takes a lot out of me.  I ended up doing the style where you pull it across the patellar tendon in the knee.  My back gives out before me knee does, but I'm not sure how good this is for it.  I guess I'll see how I feel tomorrow.

The only thing of note on the lower movements is that my hips were tight.  I'm sure it's a result of the sumo deadlifts on Saturday.  I could feel them jamming things up.  I haven't been attending to my active recovery sufficiently, and it shows.  I need to get back on task.

I did talk to my boss about the need to trim back my work to avoid burn out.  He was in agreement that we needed to manage it.  We are still working to figure out how, but it's good that he's a partner in getting me the appropriate work load.  Hard to find guys like that in the business world.