Saturday, November 20, 2010

Loving the New Life...

...Life of PRs. I like strength days. Well, now that I'm getting PRs again, I like them. The last two days, I was able to get PRs in exercises that I haven't worked on for almost a year.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Back Squats

I haven't done back squats in almost two months so I was expecting these to be heavy.
Back Squats 5-5-5-3-3-3
65-95-115-120-125 - 130(1)

With a continuous clock:
Max calorie row for 3 minutes
Max Kettlebell Clean & Jerk 35lbs for 3 minutes
Max Speed Burpees for 3 minutes

37 calories + 12 C&J + 32 burpees = 81

The KB jerks were definitely heavy. I should do these more often.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Aah, Rowing...

How I dislike you. Not one of my favourites but it's a great way to get some cardio when there's snow and it's cold outside.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Snow Is Here To Stay

Today was such a gloomy day. First full snow day and it looks like it's here to stay. Boo. Oh well, it is Saskatchewan, Canada. What is there to do to stay warm?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Oh, OPT you kill really...

Okay maybe not. CFR's WOD was an OPT chipper. I remember seeing this before and really wanted to do it but I probably had many excuses for not.
James 'OPT' Fitzgerald

Friday, November 5, 2010

Press & Deadlift

So, I think I need to be more creative with my titles. Problem is, I'm not clever. I need to work on my cleverness. Anyways, on to the workout.

I wasn't really in the mood for a workout but I felt I should do something. CFR had strength and a mini-metcon. I just did the strength work. It was a slow day at work and I was already pretty tired. I didn't feel I had a PR in me.
Press 3-3-3-1-1-1

I've been stuck at 65 for almost a year. I'm happy to finally break that. I attempted 72 but like I said I was pretty tired.

Deadlifts 1x5 - 145lbs

I did a warmup with 115lbs and it didn't feel too great. Not that it was heavy but a slight pain. My working set felt fine. I considered going up a little more but didn't want to risk it since my warmup didn't feel good. CFR wanted us to DL 83-85% of our 1RM(Rep max), 187lbs. I probably could've but I'll save it for another day. :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Overhead Squats and "No Name" (?) met-con

Overhead Squat
I kind of have a love/hate relationship with overhead squats. I love how they are a great exercise for your entire body. Your shoulders and core get such a great workout. This is how you get ripped. Hate them because I find it so hard on my dainty wrists (yeah, I said dainty). We were to do 3x5 and 3x3.
The 4 pm class was supposed to name the met-con but that didn't happen. I mentioned to Angdesj there was still no name. I think she wanted to call it "President's Choice" or the "No Name" brand at Superstore.