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Gut check Monday

Posted in Gym Strength by Mike on February 12, 2007

Dumbarton today

Hang clean and jerk 40K X 5
30 hang clean and jerks in 25 minutes 50K, 60K, 70K, 80k, 60K, 60k. I thought of them as sets of five but each one was a deadlift from the floor, hang clean, jerk, back to the floor, step back. Each one was a seperate lift. It wasn’t really my intent but once I was halfway into it and sucking wind I went with it. This was difficult. I had 20 rep squat planned next but I smimply was not ready to face that.

Military Bench 225 5,5,3
It’s not an actual military bench, just me starting to train up to it.

Closed grip bench 135 X 10

20 rep squat 225lbs
I took this slow, squat, a coupld breathes, squat,a  couple breathes. about 5 I hit a rhythm and the next fifteen came somewhat automatically. I need to up the weight on these, I know I do but there is a certain fear factor in there. It’s gonna hurt, I know that. i just need to get over it and do it.

Bent over barbell rows 60K 5 X 5
I want to start doing rows again

Lunges 135 2 X 5 per leg
no room to walk so these were the kind were you step then step back. I don’t actually recall if it was 5 or 10 per leg so i’m being conservative. I was totally gased befor I hit these and really delayed but finally got down to business.

The weather is supposed to be nasty here tomorrow and people kind of freak out when it snows around here so there is a good chance that the university will be closed. Fortunately I am the proud owner of a 24K kettlebell so I have no excuses. Don’t let me out of this one.

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