Friday, March 28, 2008

Day 12 of 32

Yesterday I ate 1970 calories and 102 grams of protein. Due to an early dinner, I went to bed hungry.

This morning I woke up feeling worn down. I opted to eat a solid breakfast and push my workout to the afternoon. By noon my food had kicked in and events of the morning had left me feeling very aggressive. I released my energy into the weights:

Warm Up on Exercise Bike
Squats: 10 x 45lbs, 65lbs, 85lbs, 105lbs, 115lbs
Snatches: 5/5 x 16k, 20k; 10 minutes with 24k - 12/12, 10/10, 8/8, 10/10 - 80 total
Pinch Barbell: 5 x 20lbs, 40lbs, 50lbs, 50lbs

I forced myself to try harder on the squats. Each time I picked up the barbell, I insisted on getting 10 reps before putting it down. That required some standing with the weight on my shoulders. My lower back appears to be the weak point, interestingly. 115 might be light, but I was shaking at the end of the set.

With no patience for normal sets and reps, I opted to make the rest of my session a 10 minutes snatch test with the 24k kettlebell. The set of 12/12 is a rep PR for me, I believe. My total of 80 reps ties the PR I set on 10/4/07, when I was 25lbs heavier. I ripped a callous on the very last rep of the last set. The snatches drained me, but they also lifted my foul mood. 

I was in no mood to pinch, but I am committed to the June grip contest, so I got it done.