I’ve had the itch to test my 1RM for a couple of weeks. Finally had to scratch it today. I did a couple of reps at 135#, and then did singles at 155#, 175#, 185# (old PR), and finally 205#. I went for 215# but failed because I didn’t get my elbows under the bar fast enough. It was plenty high enough. I don’t think I was quite into that attempt mentally either.
My lats are a bit sore from the C2B pull-ups earlier in the week and all of the upper body work we did yesterday. Went in for the 9am class this morning.
- 30s PVC Pass-thrus
- 30s PVC OHS
I missed out of the 5×5 last week because I was resting for the competition. It’s been awhile since I’ve done any overhead squatting, so I was excited for this. I warmed up with a set of 5 using just the 45# bar and then my working sets were at 85#, 95#, 105#, 125#, and 135#. That last set was pretty shaky, but I managed. I set my 1RM at 145# about a month ago, so it felt good to get in 3 reps at 135#.
100 Burpee Pull-ups (aka GI Jane)
This is harder than it looks. Not quite as cardio taxing as doing 100 straight burpees, but the jumping adds another dimension. The bar was at a height where I could grab on to it flat-footed. I’ve seen videos where they recommend using a bar that is 1 foot above your reach. We don’t have anything like that and that doesn’t sound like fun either. I finished in 9:50.
- 10 Quarter Get-ups (each side)
- 90s Rest
I started off with the 44# KB in the first set, but barely got in all 10 reps on my left arm, so I dropped down to a 39# KB for the last 4 sets. I also knocked out 5 close grip dead hang chin-ups to work on some strength.