Grizzly Way 130701 (My Part Time Job)
For some reason it never dawned on me until I added everything up, but yesterday really brought the point home. I spend about 20 hours a week at the gym, not including the hours I spend doing mobility, AirDyne flushes, or sprints at home. That’s a legit part time job. Nothing profound about this post, but I’m just now realizing the impact of that time commitment. I don’t hate any of it, and when you’re doing what you love nothing feels like a job, but the hours are hard to ignore, especially from an outside perspective. I was told recently that I would be a good candidate for a TV show about “extreme” lifestyles. I don’t really see it that way, but I could see how someone might. Either way – yesterday was one of the longest sessions I’ve had to date.
Airdyne 30:30 (work:rest) x 10 sets, record calories per set
10, 12, 12, 13, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15
Snatch 3 @ 60%, 3 @ 70%, 3 @ 80%, 2 @ 85%, 2 x 3 @ 80%
120, 140, 160, 170, 160
Back Squat 4RM; 4 x 4 @ 90% of 4RM
Good Morning 4 x 6 @ heavy
135, 145, 155, 155
15 Deck Squats
15 Ring Rows
15 Ring Pushups
rest 5 min
Accumulate 2 min Bent Hollow Body Hold 1 set
Starting to understand why this takes so long? The last few weeks I’ve been taping EVERYTHING, every snatch, every clean, even some squats. It’s a good habit, and I like being able to look back and know where I’m doing things correctly and where I might need to improve. Yesterday I wanted to focus just on moving, trying to feel things rather than look at them later, so I didn’t tape a damn thing. Which makes this post a little less informative, but I think helped with the lifting side of things. Really feeling the difference between a properly executed 2nd pull and one where I left the bar out in front. Even when they both result in made lifts, theres a clear proprioceptive difference.
Making a 15# jump on the snatch means all the percentages went up, and this was already going to be a heavy cycle working off of 185, so now working off of 200 its going to be pretty brutal. That became clear to me doing two sets of triples at 80% after hitting a double at 85%. The squats didn’t help either, though they’re feeling pretty good. Exactly a month ago I squatted 320 for a double, now four weeks later I squatted 325 for a 4RM. It’s been a pretty good month. The good mornings are a great accessory exercise. Even though Mike wrote “heavy” a set of 6 is a pretty big set and its already not a huge “mover” exercise so heavy is a relative term.
With the exception of the ring push-ups, I hated nearly everything about the gymnastics-y conditioning from yesterday. Having been doing individualized work for so long, it’s a rarity that something is so far outside my wheelhouse. Yesterday was the first time since I stopped doing Outlaw that I was left staring at something unable to continue. There was no conditioning, no lungs, no aerobic work; just pure fatigue. It made me mad.
I don’t want to leave on that note, so enjoy a compilation of June’s best Mashups.