Monday, July 16, 2007

Lower Conditiong

Today is the start of a new approach to my training.  I was going to wait until after the grip contest, but I think the past weekend was an appropriate peak.  In addition to hitting several strength based goals on Friday evening, Sunday morning I weight in just under 200lbs.  I'm going to call it an even 200.  That's a good breaking point.  It is time for me to give the heavy weights a rest and focus on a higher rep conditioning based program.

For now, I will stick with the upper/lower split that has me resting on Wednesdays and Sundays.  I will not include cardio, since I made it clear over the past two weeks that I can drop weight without it.  I will continue to keep my diet tight, as most of my goals are now dependent upon me being light enough for my strength levels.

This morning I did:

2 Hand Swings: 10x12k, 16k, 20k, 24k, 28k, 32k
Squats: 10xBW, BW, 12k; 5x16k;
Assisted Pistols: 5/5, 3/3
Jump Rope: 3x60 seconds (between sets)
Turkish Get Ups: 1/1x16k

It doesn't look like much written out, but my rest times were relatively short.  The jump rope takes a lot out of me right now.  My legs were wobbly on the way to work.  Moving forward I will get much better at this approach and do significantly more volume.  Compared to raw strength work, I this type of training comes much more easily to me.  I'd like to get to a point where I don't get winded taking stairs two at a time or walking really fast while talking.  Running a mile pretty quick at some point would be nice too, but I don't want to run a ton.  While I enjoy the feeling of a long run, I don't want the strength levels of an endurance athlete.