Anvil or Hammer

So you say it’s your birthday…

Posted in Cardio,Concept II,Grip,Gym Strength,Kettlebells by Mike on July 18, 2007

…well, it’s my birthday too, yeah…

AM Workout
Same as yesterday. I got done a bit early so I tacked a windmill to each side on as well.
AVG HR: 134
MAX HR: 154
It’s funny to see that my heartrate dropped between the two. Now I realize that there are about 1,000 factors that could be taken into consideration to explain this. It’s still interesting.

I started cheating about a week ago and added something to my morning but I haven’t been documenting it. I fished out my grippers again. I have to figure out some way to make some progress on those things. Each day I close it the same number of times, for a week. Last week I simply closed the trainer five times, under control, per day. This week I close the trainer six times and then the number one, one time. I realize that gripper progress isn’t linear and that I will eventually have to add some more stuff in there but it’s  a start, a baby step.
I’m always shocked at how much my gripper ability drops off when I’m away from them. Give me a month of regular training and I’ll close the two. When I first start back though, I can’t clsoe the one. I have no idea what is going on, call it skill call it neurological adaptation but it is at play with grippers.

PM Workout
280 lbs X 20 rep squat
I debated this all day. I did’t have the guts for 280 X 28 so I settled. I’ll shoot for 300 X 30 for my 30th. It was a slow set but just for fun, I started my heart monitor. I didn’t check how long it took me but I was at 179 BPM when I was done.

5,000 m in 21:11
I would have done it in 21:10 but I was right on the edge of my constitution on this one.
AVG HR 168
Max HR 184
I have 20:46 documented as my first 5,000 meter row. I’m really questioning that I did that. I’m wondering if I did a 1,000 meter warm up then started the clock and finished the 5,000 meters.