The struggle continues, but today was better. It was a strength day and I like back squats, so that was a win. 🙂
Arrived for an 8:30 class with Coach Drea. We had myself, Nic & Nichole, Carrie, and Tionne today. After all my posts, issues, and questions yesterday he strongly suggested doing some ROMWOD every day after a workout and I definitely need to do that. (And today he mentioned he’d been doing Third World Squat Practice at home while watching TV and that’s a good idea too. I sit too much and it may help my hamstrings, knees, and hip flexors get a bit stronger again.)
We started with one of Drea’s new run 100m/do some movements/run 100m/do more movements/run 400m/do more movements warm-ups…
- 100m run
- hold a squat for 30 seconds
- 10 jumping jacks
- 100m run
- 10 slow wall squats
- 10 burpees
- 400m run
- 10 air squats
- and something else
I was good until the burpees/running combination. The 400m run today was more of a saunter/stroll as my right calf knotted up. I ran the first 200, walked 100, and ran the last 100.
From there it was all back squats. We started with:
- Empty bar x10
- 165# x5
- 195# x5
- 225# x3
- 235# x3 (body weight for me now)
And then we did 7 sets of 1 rep:
- 315# (old 1RM set in January 2017)
- 325# (not quite as deep as we want, but not bad and a new 10# PR)
325#(fail with the weirdest bail from the bottom either. I got stuck in slo-mo)
I’ll take it. I also started using the purple belt of power (lifting belt) and can definitely understand why folks use lifting belts. It worked well as a physical cue to help keep my core tight.
Nic did awesome, hitting 355# I think he said. And Tionne hit 205# I think. So there were PRs to be had all over the place.
Great work 8:30 class!
And we’re still rooting for Noah’s impending arrival any day now for Drea and Jimmy — but the kid is just chillin’. Good luck Tapias!