Anvil or Hammer


Another miss

Posted in Gym Strength by Mike on April 14, 2008

Jump Rope 4:00

Power Squat
135 X 2
225 X 2
315 X 2
405 X 0
It just felt heavy and I haven’t really worked the power squat in a while. I forget how different it is from a regular squat.

Squat
135 X 5
225 X 4
315 X 3
405 X 0
I actually gave the 405 a go and just got pinned. I think I got so caught up thinking about depth that I forgot to prepare to come out of it. I still think I’m coming way short on my squat.

I dinked around with bottom position squats but didn’t do anything of note.

Jump Rope 3:00

Straight Leg Deadlift
60K X 5
100K X 5
had to get straps
140K 2 X 3
160K 2 X 3
I tried the 140 with no straps but I just didn’t have the hand strength to pull it off without the straps

Jerk
60K X 5
80K X 3
100K X 2
120K X 1
100K 3 X 1
I actually pressed out the 120K pretty bad and I took two more shots after my initial success but got nowhere with them.

Rows
100K 6 X 3

In the end, it was a mediocre workout. I’m surprised about the 400 miss, surprised and disappointed but I manged to keep moving and did some ok weight by the end of the whole thing.

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Monday Morning Weigh-In: 232.6

Posted in Diet and Bodyweight by Mike on April 14, 2008

Not too bad. I hit 231.0 for my low weight of the week, on Saturday morning (when it always is). Given that Monday is usually my high for the week, the 232 is motivating. I’m at a point that even if I held steady, I could easily slide into making weight but I’m going to press on a bit. I’d like to score a Monday below 230.

I know when Scott said to push it for a couple weeks, he expected a harder push for two weeks to drop me 5 pounds then level it off with a minor addition of calories. I kinda did too. I was surprised by how tightening up my 5-day-a-week diet didn’t make an impact in my general gradual slope I have had most of the last year.

I just don’t seem to manage particularly dramatic weight loss these days, even with a perfect week and the rebound from a perfect week was ugly each and every time I managed it in that last year. I guess, sadly, I’m complacent in being an underachiever here. That’s probably awful but it doesn’t feel awful.