Anvil or Hammer


100 X 40: Month two

Posted in Goals by Mike on November 5, 2007

Well, I had some extra time this weekend, what with not training and all. I did some schools stuff and some work stuff. I also realized that it is now November so I have to begin to think about my next round of 100 X 40 goals. I’ll talk more about this first round in a week or so when I am wrapping up month one. Month two starts on November 11th.

From Random.org
Here are your random numbers:

76	12	88	50	77

Timestamp: 2007-11-04 22:22:57 UTC

That translates into:

76. 50 Ring Dips
12. Overhead Squat 200
88. 10 dips with 100 additional pounds
50. Lap a stone >= 350lbs
77. 75 Ring Pushups

Interesting group, that. Well, at least there are a few complimentary goals in there. I don’t have access to any rings right now so that is a challenge. The rings challenges present two different issues in my opinion. First, the volume is not low. So I need to work on my dips and push up in general. I should probably strive to get both over 100, preferably consecutive but I don’t feel that they have to be consecutive to make this challenge. The second challenge is the stability. Not having rings to use will hurt me here but I think I can make up some of the difference by working other unstable forms of these exercises. Working with ropes on the dips may simulate some of the instability. With the pushups can work on medicine balls or with round dumbells that will roll away from me. The rings themselves will come with time.

The dips with 100lbs will probably complement the volume dips. If I hit heavy dips on fridays (when I have a belt) and volume dips another day, I should be able to do some damage here.

Overhead squat 200lbs, that’s just working the OHS. We’ll see how that goes.

The stone is an interesting challenge. I think that will call for some sandbag work. I’ll be acquiring a 220lb sandbag very soon. I’ll get that in the mix. Then it will be a matter of replicating the feat with stones. This is a good exercise to start thinking about strongman in 6 months.

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Monday Morning Weigh in: 233.4

Posted in Rest and Recovery by Mike on November 5, 2007

Up, just like I said. I’m not sweating it this week. I’d like the get that last bit of this discomfort to go away. I think I stopped treating it too soon. I’ll try another round or of hot/cold tonight. I don’t think I’m doing anything tonight, training-wise. I’ll try to do a hear rate row tomorrow. Wednesday is PT.