Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Everything lined up for this workout to go very well. The past few days I have been napping daily and running a slight caloric surplus with quality food. Yesterday I played DDR for active recovery. This morning I got up, ate, took a nap, shot pool, watched strongman, and drank a few cups of tea. By the time I hit the weights at 11, nothing was stopping me.

90 seconds rest between sets:

Goblet Squats - 5 x BW, 16k, 24k, 32k
Kettlebell Squats - 5 x 16k's, 20k's, 20k's, 20k's
Romanian Deadlifts - 5 x 135, 185, 185, 185
Turkish Get Ups - 1/1 x 16k, 20k, 20k, 20k
Renegade Rows - 5/5 x 16k, 20k, 20k, 20k
One Arm Press - 5/5 x 16k, 20k, 16k, 16k
Vertical Bar - 1/1 x 135, 135, 135, 145
Axle Chins - 2, 2, 2, 2
Front/ Back Neck Work - 10/10 x 12, 12, 12
Grippers - 5/5 x T, #1

Hah! I exceeded my progress expectations for the entire holiday, let alone this single workout. On top of my recovery coming together, the weather was perfect. It was all I could do to stop and go inside. Post workout I ate a pile of food, and then three hours later I was starving and ate again. My body is quickly rebuilding what was lost on the Rite of Passage program.

I will train again on Saturday.  DDR may happen Thursday or Friday. If the weather stays nice, I might also do some activity outside.