Saturday, February 14, 2009

Upper in the Basement

With nothing going on today, I opted to push Friday's workout to this evening, and to orientate the day around it. I did:

Warm Up - 12k Kettlebell
KB Snatches - 8/8 x 16k, 24k; 5/5 x 28k; 10/10 x 24k; 5/5 x 28k
KB Press - 8/8 x 16k; 6/6 x 20k; 5/5 x 20k; 4/4 x 20k;
Renegade Rows - 8/8 x 16k, 16k, 16k, 16k
Block Weight Deads - 8/8 x 25lbs, 25lbs; 3/3 x 30lbs (assisted); 4/4 x 30lbs (assisted lefty only)

Notes
1. I am approaching PR territory in my KB snatches with this session. Funny how training while tired still makes me stronger.

2. On the renegade rows, I was reminded narrowing my feet removes the bad stress from my shoulders while adding good stress to my core.

3. Block weight deads are approaching PR territory as well. I will continue to grind on these.

Overall, I am very close to the peak I hit at the end of summer '08, before my job derailed training. The difference now is I have inertia on my side. Sunday will mark 8 weeks without eating out. It makes all the difference. My dinner tonight was brown rice, stir fry vegetables, and an ounce of fake meat - all dashed with hot sauce. Add in the protein shake training, and I am eating well.

Body weight was 161.1 pounds this morning.