Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bench press and stuff

Ok, I rested yesterday because I still felt really sore. The heavy deads, farmers walks, GHD sit ups and pull ups wore my ass out. Hmmm, go figure...

So, I'm trying to do things a bit differently now. No metcons on lifting days. I was driving myself into the ground. My job is not crazy hard but I am on my feet all goddamn day. I feel like I am in a constant state of exhaustion. And I was starting to lose strength at the gym.

I feel like I'm at a turning point with my training.  I already feel like my conditioning is shit. I know it is. And as much as I'd rather lift all day long and say "fuck the metcons", I can't. Who cares if I can squat 200lbs if I'm winded climbing a flight of stairs? I have to find a happy medium....

So, today...bench
82xmax. Got 9

Who knew my form was horrible? I just switched to bench from floor press. I haven't really benched in a few years and I'm sure my form sucked then, too.

Still, it's better than last week and that's good enough for me. Improvements, no matter how small are STILL improvements...

3xmax push ups
29, 8, 7
3xmax dips with the red band
8, 8, 5

120 singles with the jump rope


  1. good work!! There is some truth in REST! ;p

  2. Ha! We shall see, I hope you're right!