Saturday, 20 September 2008

Put em up!!!

Sandbag Squats (heels raised)

20 x 8, 40 x 5, 50 x 5, 60 x 5, 67.5kgs x 1

From the ground I shouldered the bag and deep squated it, not going near failure. Added weight quickly and went again. I had a bit of a wrestle with the 67.5 and it took me a few goes to get it shouldered. By the time I did, I only had 1 rep in me.

Pull Ups (assisted) - 15 total
Jerks (32kgs) - 15 L/R

Alternated ladder of 5 rungs. With as little as possible or no rest between each.

Swings (32kgs) - 75 total
Burpees - 15 total
Alternated as follows:
5 swings, 5 burpees, 10, 4, 15, 3, 20, 2, 25, 1

Again with as little rest between each as possible.

I wasn't timing any of it. Intentionally. I just wanted to go again when I was ready - didn't need Old Father Time clouding my mind on this. I do know that I finished in under 30 minutes though. A satisfying amount of work.

I will say this however. I think it was Lombardi who said "Fatigue makes cowards of all men!"Last night I watched "There will be Blood" with Daniel Day Lewis. At the start his character falls down a narrow mine shaft, breaking his leg in the fall. He manages to use his arms to haul himself out and crawl miles to the nearest town. Bit out there perhaps but you get the idea of the courage displayed.

Well I tell you, there were times during my work out today when I felt more like the guy below than Daniel Day Lewis!! The lack of pasta, potatoes etc in my recent diet really shows when I do some intense training. But only during this time. Day to day, I feel grand - plenty of energy and alert. I hope that it is something that passes, or that I can endure it because I like this new way of eating (Evolutionary Fitness). And of course the weight still dropping too.


Franklin B Herman, RKC said...

Great session! Glad to hear you are handling the big change in diet.

Martin Schap said...

Nice swing/burpee session at the end. Good overall session. Grip still a limiting factor with the sandbag?

Colin said...

Thanks guys.

It is, but part of the reason I was doing the shouldering for squats was to take grip out of the picture. Obviously I didn't have to hold the sandbag in front of me. I expected a bit more.

What undid me was doing each set straight away. The low carb diet drains me.

It's all about the body comp now so I'm not too concerned about losing a little strength.