Sunday, January 15, 2012

Day 137 of 365 - Lower

Warm Up
Elliptical - 5 minutes over 160bpm, stop under 130bpm
Foam roller and mobility with 12k kettlebell

Deadlift - 3 x 45, 132, 185, 210; 6 x 242
Overhead Squats - 5 x BW, Hollow bar; 5 x 5 x 20k; 5 x 50lbs, 55lbs
Ab Wheel - 5 x 5 x Partial Reps with BW
Lots of thin pinch

My entire day was planned for a nap this afternoon, so I could rest enough to complete my workout. I have been too busy during the last two weeks. Life gets easier as of tonight though.

The workout actually went really well. This was one of the good ones. I credit my extra sleep. Overhead squats felt much, much better today. Something clicked on the second set with the barbell, so I even tried a few sets with added weight. I could have done more, but the 10lb increase is a 20% jump in weight, so I decided to stop.

I did thin pinch, since I committed to the grip contest at the end of April. I'll be able to finish this cycle of 5 3 1, then fit three more in leading up to it. Keeping that schedule relies upon not skipping workouts, but I think I can handle it. The main reason for doing the grip contest is to see everyone again, but it will help keep me lifting as well.