Grizzly Way 130628 (Nothing Special)
Friday’s training was so unspectacular that I have nearly nothing to say about it. To talk about something more interesting – this week has been one of the best in recent memory. Yes there have probably been better from a “life moment” perspective, graduating college, being the most notable example. But never in my life has so much cool shit happened within 7 days of other cool shit. It all started last Friday when I got an Airdyne for my birthday, then Wednesday (my actual birthday) PR’d my snatch (most importantly breaking into the 200’s), finally on Friday I got an e-mail that I was getting a raise effective July 1st. I don’t tend to write much about my actual life, but nine months ago when I started this blog and this journey I didn’t have many things figured out, but with goals come perspective. The clarity and purpose I have today is something I haven’t had since school, and I missed it. I’m not sure what my point is, but if you don’t have goals, maybe you should try them out, you might have a good week.
3 Power Clean + 3 Power Jerk 60%, 65% x 2 sets, 70% x 2 sets
165, 175, 190
Clean Deadlift 4 x 4 @ 85%
40 KB Swings (70#)
As far as training goes, 2nd to last day of unloading, feeling rather “unloaded” right now, my resting heart rate is the lowest it’s been, my inflammation is down, and all I want to do is add extra work. That’s a good sign that unloading is taking hold. I’m not used to being done with my training in under 2 hours, it sounds terrible but it was a strange feeling. I didn’t even drink half of my big jug! THe conditioning was the most interesting thing I did all day, I originally planned to split the pushups into 15-10, but I hit 15 the first time round and felt good, so I did all 25. It didn’t make the burpees easier but I think all the bench press, strict press, pushup work I’ve been doing lately is starting to pay off. I treated the burpees as rest, just kept moving but not try and push the intensity. The sets of 40 swings are absolutely brutal. I tried to keep the sets big, which meant 20-10-10 on the first round and 15-15-10 on the last round. I wanted to do 20-20 but with the pushup work there wasn’t enough shoulder to lock them out beyond 15. We just got an 88# kettlebell that I’m sure I’ll start using soon…joy!