Rough day at work = good day at the bar!
Not that kind of bar, this kind of bar, silly kids.
Since last week was kind of messy with the Thanksgiving holiday, my Half Marathon and rest days, I'm starting over Week 1 of Wendler's 5/3/1, today.
I worked on my handstand walk (progressions for about 15 minutes before getting into today's back squats.)
Warm up sets:
10 reps @ empty barbell
5 reps @ 95 pounds
5 x 135#
5 x 155#
7 x 165#
Cash out: 2 sets of 10 at bodyweight (125#)
I'm really excited about this program. At rep 6, I honestly didn't want to
think I'd be able to do 7, but went for it anyway, and even though it was a little slow coming out of the bottom, the rush of completing the lift ... it's like the feeling after you orgasm, a runner's high, it's this buzzing euphoria, addicting. I know I've felt an endorphin high before, but this, was like taking a hit of an illegal drug. I couldn't stop smiling. It was so weird. And that's only at 165, people. And I wouldn't say I was pushing it super hard. Can't wait to see what bigger numbers feel like!
AMRAP 155 ring dips, strict
5 chest to bar pullups
5 step ups (each leg) with 25# dumb bells to a 24" box
I did 5 rounds plus 3 rings dips
Then, because I wanted to catch the last few minutes of the evening news, 15 minutes on the Stair Climber at Level 8. Not going to lie, being able to catch up on what's happening in the world is pretty nice. Kind of miss that aspect of having cable. But otherwise, don't miss the total time suck that TV can be.
Sorry for lack of blogging over the weekend, here's what happened in pictures:
Looking all sassafrass on our way to see Breaking Dawn. (I liked it!)
Mantle #fail. No fireplace. :(
At work :)
New nail polish. <3 essie
I did zero Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping. My husband scored a few things, but the few things I was interested in, weren't on sale or I'd already missed it. So I told
my husband Santa, I'll be waiting for them under the tree.
Do you follow a strength training program?
Did you score any mad deals over the Holiday?
Are your Christmas decorations and tree up yet?