Yesterday I was so sore! Walking 18 holes and squatting down to line up putts was not comfortable. The heat and humidity was some of the highest of the summer, which didn’t help either. I did a 46 minute ROMWOD later in the evening.
This morning I was out in the garage at about 8am to get in day 3 of week 1 before heading to the golf course and to beat the heat.
Pause in dip for 2 seconds and pause overhead for another 2 seconds.
Pausing in the dip is tough and it was hard not to do a very small extra dip to drive back up. I work my knee sleeves all workout this morning and put on my lifting belt for the working sets due to bringing the bar back down so many times. I used the assigned weight, but cut the sets down from 6 to 4 due to time constraints and still easing back into it.
Felt much better than the front squats on Monday. Was able to go with the assigned weight, but again cut it 2 sets short.
Pause 2 seconds above knee and 2 seconds in OHS.
Not supposed to use more than 80% (175), but I was happy to hit 165. I almost lost my grip on the 2nd rep with 155, so I dropped the bar between reps with 165 to reset completely.
Snatch Lift Off
Supposed to use 90-100% of full snatch 1RM. First set at 90% felt good so I went to 100% for the others. Much better than the snatch deadlifts felt the other day, but I think the pauses probably had something to do with how heavy it felt that day. I did use lifting straps for all sets of these.
Decided to ride in the cart today on the golf course with another hot day; two in a row would have been a bit much. Headed out to the garage a couple of hours after getting home for a 2nd session. Warmed up with Crossover Symmetry Activation.
- 3 Strict Chin-ups (knees up)
- 6 Evil Wheels
- 8/8 Landmine Rows (80#)
As you can see I also had a 25# plate holding down the end of the bar, which added some more weight. Played around with different grip positions for a few sets too.
My previous best was 3:45.6 almost 2 years ago. Number in my head was a 1:45/500m average but 20 seconds in I knew that would be a bad idea. Early on 1:47-1:48 was feeling good. Then things started to take a turn similar to how they do on the rower. Managed 3:36.9 for a nice PR.
Finished up with Crossover Symmetry Iron Scap and then a 22 minute ROMWOD later.