It's only Thursday - which means I'm only three workouts into the five-day peak week - but I couldn't resist.
Operation: Get Strong Without Getting Fat seems to be going pretty damn well.
Monday, April 30: front squats. 85x3-115x2-135x1-150x1-160x1-170x1. PR. Previous PR was 155 for two. Fond memories of when I couldn't get 115 out of the hole...now I'm front squatting over my bodyweight. Metcon: tabata burpees (laaaaaaame). Score - 55. Meh.
Tuesday May 1: snatch. 53x2 ugly, 53x2, 63x2, 73x1, 83x1, 88x1. Pressed it out because I didn't get all the way under, but PR nonetheless. I have added 20 pounds to my max snatch in the last couple of months - I was stuck at 68 for a while, and then stuck at 73 for what seemed like forever. I am still FAR from good at this, but am feeling things come together. Metcon: 5 rounds for max reps of 60 seconds single-arm snatching (30 seconds strong arm/30 seconds weak arm) with 30 seconds of rest. Implement was up to us. I really dislike kettlebell snatches, and I find it awkward to hold a dumbbell with plates on it, so I decided to use a barbell. My first round was a little awkward while I settled into a rhythm, but then it got kind of fun. 35lbs (training bar with bumper 10s) - 67 total reps. This was a good training move for me, since it forced me not to pull with my arms and to use my hips instead (you know, like you're supposed to).
Wednesday May 2: deadlift day. I was looking forward to this all day long. 135x3-175x2-215x1-245x1-275x1 (PR)-285x1 (PR!). 285 was a little slow and I could feel my back rounding JUUUUUUUST a bit, but there was no doubt in my mind I was getting it up. SO HAPPY about this. I have 55 days, give or take, to add 15 pounds to that number. Metcon: 21-15-9 american kettlebell swings (1.5/1pood)/pull ups. 6:53 as RX'ed. Kettlebell swings were really fast and easy; grip and forearms were destroyed and my pull ups were STUPID slow, since I did them in sets of 1 or 2 and dropped off the bar in between.
So...I'm three for three in terms of PRs this week, and I'm really fucking happy with my deadlift. But I know why you all come here.
For pictures of dogs in raincoats.