Sunday, December 23, 2007

Back Burner

Due to a range of competing priorities, my training has to go on the back burner for awhile. This means I'll be scaling down to the bare minimum of 2-3 full body sessions a week, with set periods of 90 seconds per set.  Progress should still be made. Sunday morning was the first of these workouts:

90 Seconds Per Set:

Goblet Squats - 5 x BW, BW, 16k, 24k, 32k
Kettlebell Squats - 5 x 16k's, 20k's, 20k's, 20k's
Romanian Deadlifts - 5 x 135, 185, 185, 185

At this point I out-trained my conditioning and the sick feeling in my stomach became too strong to ignore. I had to stop, shut off the timer, shut off the music, and pace while focusing on not losing it. I thought about going inside and deviating from my written plan, but that would make me a quitter. Instead, after about 10 minutes, I got back to it with untimed sets:

Turkish Get Ups - 1/1 x 16k, 20k, 20k, 20k
Renegade Rows - 1/1 x 16k, 20k, 20k, 20k
One Arm Press - 5 x 16k, 20k, 20k, 20k
Vertical Bar - 1/1 x 135, 135, 135, 135
Axle Chins - 2, 2, 1, 2

My immediate goal is to get through this entire workout on my timer, with 90 seconds per set. That will give me a 32 set full body workout in approximately 50 minutes. I can always make time for that twice a week. During the holiday I am on now, I plan to train Wednesday (12/26), Saturday (12/29), and Tuesday (1/1).  I may also work in some assorted DDR, yoga, and stretching.