Wow today was a challenge. Lots of reps at heavy weight.
Arrived for an 8:30 workout with Ev and Logan. With just the three of us, Coach Drea had a quieter morning until I started bellowing during back squats. 🙂
We started with a bit of the warm-up from last week:
- 10 medicine ball deadlifts
- 10 med ball shrugs
- 10 med ball front squats
- 10 med ball power cleans
- 10 med ball squat cleans
And then we hit the ground running.
- Back squat 10-8-6-4-2 reps
- Shoulder press 10-8-6-4-2 reps
- Deadlift 10-8-6-4-2 reps
I told you it was a lot of reps. And we were supposed to shoot for our 1RM at the top. HAHAHAHA… Ahem. Not quite. 🙂
- 205# x10
- 225# x8
- 245# x6
- 245# x4
- 245# x2
- Strict Shoulder Press
- 75# x10
- 95# x8
- 115# x5 (tried for 6, but couldn’t push any further)
- 115# x4
- 125# (failed twice)
- 225# x10 (now over my body weight, which is crazy – I’m below 220 now)
- 245# x8
- 265# x6
- 285# x2 (couldn’t convince my body to work after 2)
- 285# (failed twice)
I’m not going to say that some of those reps were pretty, but some were prettier than others. I stayed at some of those weights for longer than I wanted to because my body was telling me some nasty things.
So… I decided when I got home to add all of that up. For fun. 15,705 pounds. Nearly 16k pounds. 8 tons. No wonder my body was telling me nasty things. 🙂
Time to rest up I think. Great work!! Thanks Drea!