Monday, June 25, 2007

Good Morning

Yesterday revolved around being able to get up this morning and lift weights.  I had to skip inputting my time tracking for work, walking with my wife, stretching, and eating a nice dinner.  However, for my sacrifices I got a nap, a full night's sleep, and a great workout this morning.  I did:

12k Kettlebell Warm Up
Kettlebell Squats: 5x12k, 16k, 24k; 5x5x16k's;
Romanian Deadlifts: 5x95, 135; 5x5x185;
V-bar (Between Sets): 5/5x110lbs
Lunge Walk: 8/8xBW; 2x5/5x12k

Overall workout took about an hour.  I was fried after this.  The kettlebell squats were tough to warm up into, but as I progressed the sets they got easier.  I guess I need to shoot for 5x6 next time.  Romanian deads I will simply try to repeat next workout.  That's the most reps or sets I've done on them in a single workout, ever. 

V-bar was interesting, I tried to do it during squats, it hurt.  I finished during the work sets of my deadlifts, no problem.  I need to start including a warm up with 90lbs before I go heavier.  The lunges were a good finisher.  I want to build these up to lunge walks with a kettlebell in the overhead position.  I think it will hit everything on me that is weak.  Right now, I have to do them with the kettlebell in the rack position.

That's it.  I feel great now.  Morning workouts are the way for me to go.  I get in, do my sets, and get out.  The time limit puts me on task and eliminates the screwing around.  I'm leaving work by 8 tonight and have another good workout planned for tomorrow morning.