So… today was supposed to be a rest day for me. I usually skip Wednesdays just to give my body a chance to recover a bit. And I was sore this morning, so I figured I’d use the break. But then my brain kicked in and said I should go workout.
A battle ensued. Some of it was on Facebook and I had friends weighing in on all sides. Some were “go for it.” Others were “listen to your body.”
Ultimately I decided to go in at noon. I had a meeting go nearly 2 hours this morning and I needed to escape, but I figured I’d go lighter and listen to my body when I got moving. Best of both worlds.
Just me and Coach Drea at noon. She finished up her own workout and then got me started on warming up.
Rowed for 3 minutes and then went through the same warm-up as yesterday from Jefferson Curls to calf stretches. From there it was right to the rack with an empty barbell:
- 45# (empty barbell) front squats x10
- 135# x5
- 155# x3
- 165# x2
From there, it was one rep every 3 minutes for 10 rounds:
- 215# (this felt heavy)
To give you some context, my one rep max is 245#, but it’s been a few months since I hit that. When 215# felt heavy, I stayed where I was and just focused on not leaning forward out of the bottom. Some attempts were better than others. My elbows were higher than they’ve been for a while, so it was good to get some mobility there at least. 🙂
Along the way, Drea and I had a rambling conversation about many things, while little Noah fidgeted in her arms, waving at himself in a mirror. He’s a cutie.
So definitely a light day, but I have to say I felt better after I was done. At least loosened things up a bit. Thanks Drea for the workout and the conversation!
This week has the potential for six workouts. We’ll see how #4 goes tomorrow. 🙂