It may seem like I skipped yesterday, but I didn’t. I promise!
Our trainers had the box closed for part of yesterday to cheer on a young athlete doing a track and field event all morning. And that was awesome. Family comes first in all things and it sounds like he did well! 🙂
To compensate a little, I decided to do a mini workout at home at lunch time after working for 6 hours straight…
It started out being a mini-Angie. Full Angie is 100 pull-ups, 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, and 100 air squats for time. We don’t have a pull-up bar set up at home yet (eventually I hope to), but I set up downstairs to do the push-ups, sit-ups, and air squats for time.
Though you’re supposed to do all of one movement before you move to the next, I did sets of 25 push-ups, 25 sit-ups, and 25 air squats. Better to break it up for me. In the middle of the second set, our dog – Storm, the Weimeraner – decided she didn’t like what I was doing and got in the middle of it all. So I finished with 50-50-50 in about 10 minutes. Not awful and it got me up, moving, and sweaty, so I’ll count it as good.
Plus there was bonding with the dog, so that was a bonus. 🙂
Today I went in for an 8:30 class with my wife and there were a ton of people! The two of us, Danielle, Lori, Sarah, Ellen, Carrie (who was taking pictures), Jenny, Todd & Melissa, Debbie, and David… But it feels like there were at least three more folks there that aren’t in the roster for the class – seemed like there were at least 15 of us. Larry was there as well, helping Drea where he could.
We started with a 400m jog, then came back to do some overhead weight plate presses and Cossack squats. And then we did a whole lot of work on squat cleans and push jerks with an empty barbell. Honestly it was good – been a while since I’ve done squat cleans in any quantity.
The workout itself was 5 minutes of as many reps as possible:
- 165/115-lb. squat clean and jerks
I am still nursing this damn groin pull. It’s not quite 100%. But I was worried about the weight. Even so, I worked up to 115#, added two 10# weights for 135#, and then 5# on the ends for 145#. That was supposedly the “intermediate” weight for the workout.
My goal was to shoot for 20 reps in 5 minutes. That’s one rep every 15 seconds. I ended up with a score of 10 completed reps. I think I attempted it 13 times but three of them were aborted in various parts of the movement – once I did a hang clean instead of a squat clean and twice I did the clean but couldn’t push it overhead.
Considering that a few of our better athletes managed 25 reps at prescribed weights, I didn’t do all that hot. But then again, squat cleans are not my friend. 🙂 So I’m not all that concerned.
The groin and quad are sore, but not too bad. I need to do a little more with ice, heat, and general care I think – but we’re getting there.
Afterwards we were supposed to do the ROMWOD, but when I peeked into the yoga room it was full of people (probably 12-14 people all together) and I bowed out. Instead, I went back and did some couch stretch and pigeon stretch before having a long chat with Jimmy. It’s been a while since we chatted, so it was good to catch up.
Now… well, now I’m back to work and trying to fit square pegs into round holes. Wish me luck. 🙂
Great work everybody! And I hope the 9:30 class had a good time – Maria, Ashley, Larry, Adrienne, Jodi, and Kristen were there with Jayda the guard dog watching on. 🙂
Thanks Drea for keeping everybody moving!