Anvil or Hammer

Strength training is a skill

Posted in Gym Strength by Mike on October 31, 2006

Back to the gym today. I know I should just accept thew weights and move on. I’ve been off of gym training for a bit but I can’t quite do it that well but I’m trying. Either way, in a few sessions, I’m sure it will shape up.

Warm up with jumping rope. Something I hope to work with. 

Squat, I was trying to find out where I was.
135 X 5
185 X 5
225 X 5
275 X 5
315 X 5
365 X 1
400 X pinned
I don’t know that it was too much, I just wasn’t feeling my groove.

Deadlift was out on account of sore and exhausted hands.
Straight legged deadlift
135 X 5
185 X 5
225 X 5
easy, hands were starting to fight so I moved on. This will be fun to play with and I need to go back and see where I was at before I moved outside. This may be the only gym lift with some benefits from that.

Dumbell Press
75 X 3 X 5
Easy walk in the park

BW X 3 X 5
I was surprised how much I have dropped in strength here.

hammer curls (rehab)
15lbs X 50reps

Headed home in hopes to catch Dan and Luke’s Halloween production but traffic and what not didn’t help. So, I missed it. Hope you guys taped it.
I was supposed to do kettlebells after this workout but forget tograb them before I left. I will try to cover those tomorrow eve and possibly a light jog.

I haven’t yet posted the big plan for this go round. I’m holding out for Friday’s training. I want to get more of a feel where I’m at so I can put some numbers on it.

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Just climbed in….

Posted in Climbing,Gym Strength,Kettlebells,Rest and Recovery by Mike on October 31, 2006

and boy are my arms tired (laugh track)

Seriously, they are. That longer climbing on Sunday smoked my forearms. I was gonna do deadlifts today but I think that is right out. So I guess it’s squats today. No big loss there. As it’s my first day back in the gym in a long time, I’ll simply be testing myself today. I’ll be limited on the amount of pulling I can do but I’ll try to work in some straight legged type stuff. I’ll also be testing myself on my pressing movements. Last I’m gonna work in a couple areas that need so rehab or have been neglected in past gym routines. Afterward a kettlebell workout is on the list but that is gonna hurt big time. So we will see how that goes. I can tell you I will be sticking with the 16K bell.

Tomorrow I fill in the details of what I did and more importantly, what I am gonna do between now and about February or March..

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