Monday, July 30, 2007

Lower Conditioning

We got home from the grip contest yesterday about 1pm.  I'll write that up later today.  The rest of Sunday was devoted to eating, getting groceries, and getting to bed.  I got to sleep by 9pm and woke up at 5:15am this morning.  It appears I acclimated to the eastern time zone rather quickly.  In any case, I used the internet and went for my workout.  I did:

12k Kettlebell Warm Up
Two Handed Swings: 15 x 20k, 28k, 28k, 28k, 28k
KB Squats: 5x BW, 16k, 24k, 16k's, 16k's, 16k's
TGU: 4x1/1x16k
20 Medicine Ball Tosses + 5 Overhead Squats w/ Hollow Bar
120ft. 16k's Rack Walk + 5 Overhead Squats w/ Hollow Bar
10/10 Alternating Lunges + 5 Overhead Squats w/ Hollow Bar
Walk around block to cool down

At the start of the workout I felt as though I was intentionally holding back.  That left me with just enough gas to finish.  I am starting to pay more attention to what may tweak my knees during the conditioning workouts.  They were hurting when I left Thursday, but felt pain free by the time I was home on Sunday.  I've got a few culprits in mind and am adjusting accordingly.  Number one on the list is jumping rope on the hard pavement, so I left that out this workout.

 

Quite honestly, even while doing the workout I was thinking about quitting and going back inside.  I am hoping this is simple burn out from the travel and hard work leading up to traveling.  July ends Tuesday, at which point I am going to be done with overtime at work.  I will also make a point to scale back on the internet for awhile, probably playing some video games during that time instead.  When my head starts to get goofy like this, it's usually a sign that I am letting myself get too involved in something.