Saturday, May 3, 2008

MGC6 - 03 of 23

Yesterday I decided to push my workout off a day. I felt exhausted and did not think training was smart. Fortunately, last night I got a full 8 hours of sleep and woke up this morning feeling excellent. My training session reflected this:

Warm Up
Walk dog around block (he's back...)
Soft tissue work
Mobility work

Full Body
Deadlifts (band pulling right knee in): 5 x 50k, 70k, 80k, 80k, 80k
Renegade Rows (feet elevated): 6/6 x 16k, 16k, 16k, 16k
Split Squats: 5/5 x BW, 12k, 12k, 12k
Overhead Barbell Press: 5 x 45, 65; 3x85; 4x75, 75

Conditioning Circuit - 60 seconds work plus 20 seconds rest per set, done twice
Rack Walk with 16k's
Farmers Walk with 16k's
Walk with 12k overhead lefty
Walk with 12k overhead righty

Pinch Barbell: 5 x Empty, 50, 70, 70, 70
2" V-bar: 1/1 x 71, 96, 121, 121, 121, 121, 121, 131

Workout Summary
Overall my session went great. The soft tissue and mobility work really helped to activate my weak right hip during the deadlifts and split squats. I intentionally held back on the weight and focused on my form. I think this will pay off in a big way.

Renegade rows felt good as usual. I am surprised how much I have lost on the barbell overhead press. I thought single arm pressing coupled with my stability work would keep it moving up. I was wrong.

I've moved my conditioning work over to time based sets. I really think this is the best way for me to go about things. I am looking for 8 minutes of conditioning work per session. Light weights become very humbling over time.

Grip training is on track for June's contest. I am interested to see where 2" V-bar will end up with 6 more weekly training sessions. With 1" V-bar, I need to train it almost daily to see real progress. I think 2" may be more forgiving.

Job Search Summary
I can rack up a few good progress notes for this week's job search. I did the following:

- Renewed my CPR certification
- Put an offer in on a car
- Bought a printer / scanner
- Created my skills and values lists
- Identified the jobs most closely matched to my skill set
- Found resumes matching my skill set that make me want to hire the author
- Determined my printed resume is vastly flawed and created an outline for fixing it

I have been struggling with making the search a full time effort. I knew my resume had problems, but was not sure why. Now that I have a better idea of what to do with it, I think things will move better.