Grizzly Way 131021 (A Little Off)
Yesterday started like any other Monday, a little coffee, well a good amount of coffee, some Airdyne work, and a protein shake. No reason to expect anything other than a normal unloading Monday.
Friend of the blog and fellow ankle mobility enthusiast, Megan a.k.a. Stiff Ass Gastrocs or “SAG”; offered me an entire cow heart. I was hesitant at first, but after reading a few recipes I thought, why not, 3lbs of grassfed meat is 3lbs of grassfed meat right? Well yesterday I pulled it out of the freezer and thawed it out, as soon as I remember to buy a bottle of red wine at the store, it’s going in the slow cooker, hopefully it turns out as good as I imagine it will in my head.
Airdyne 40:40 (work:rest) x 7 sets, record calories per set
17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 18
A1: Push Press 3RM
A2: COVP Pullup 1RM
B1: COVP Hold (hands facing face) x 10 sec; rest 20 sec
B2: 8 Perfect Pushups; rest 20 sec
C1: Hollow Body Hold 10:20 (work:re
st) x 6 sets
20yd Sled Sprint
Sub 10 resistance rowing – :20 max effort, 110m low, 116m high
5 KB Swings (70#)
rest to 140 BPM between rounds
Training wise yesterday, based on the tagline of the post you might guess, was not fantastic. For the first day of unloading I’d expect that feeling of freshness to start creeping back in. A little less achy, a little less sore, starting to feel strong and un-worn out. Unfortunately there was none of that yesterday. I don’t know how to say it other than I just felt junky, my mobility wasn’t there, my shoulders were tight, my upper back hurt, my front rack was grumpy at me. I thought hopefully I’d warm up into it and start to get somewhere, but didn’t at all. I stayed tight and grumpy. The gymnastics work is start to wear on my mentality; it just doesn’t feel like real “work”. I suppose the pushups get hard eventually, but the small sets of pull ups and short COVP holds don’t feel like they’re moving me forward. Right now I’m going on faith that Mike knows far more than me and that I’ll emerge in another 4 weeks a gymnastics butterfly. Here’s hoping…