Did 30 pushups to failure, 12 pullups to failure on a machine that I stand on to compensate for part of my weight (at the exercise facility at work which is a luxury), 16 squats to failure on Smith machine with 50 lbs, and standard plank to failure 1:17, then side planks to failure at 52 seconds each side. Just read an article on the Forum about the efficiency of doing exercise to failure, one set, once to twice a week, and am giving it a shot. Feel pretty uh relaxed right now! Getting ready to stir fry some Bok Choy.
17km xc ski in the woods :)
My hometown of Scarborough maine, in its ever great concern for my fitness, presented me with this #200 ice boulder at the end of my driveway. It was not alone, but surrounded By 20 satelites.[ATTACH]10847[/ATTACH]
[QUOTE=boltbender;1113099]My hometown of Scarborough maine, in its ever great concern for my fitness, presented me with this #200 ice boulder at the end of my driveway. It was not alone, but surrounded By 20 satelites.[ATTACH]10847[/ATTACH][/QUOTE]
Nice. In my city of Saco, the public works department first plowed the sidewalk in front of my house, then sent a bulldozer up the street to push back the snowbanks and widen it, thus filling in the sidewalk with heavy slush.
On my morning chin-up workout I was able to pull myself 3-1/2" higher off the floor than I did last workout. I did several complete partial chin-ups from a 1-1/2" platform with breaks in between. Success is close.
Then ran a mile.
6 quick sets of 30 pushups this morning. Can't beat an easy, quick workout in your own bedroom!
Took twenty minutes to get my 1rm Snatch/Clean and Jerk. I'm stuck on a 95# snatch because I seem to lose the courage to get under the bar right before I lift it... I'll get 100# someday. Then did 5x3 Front Squats at 150#. Good session overall.
5 min warm up on the row machine.
9 x rounds of a circuit with 1 min reps per station.
1. Heavy bag punches and kicks
2. Tractor tire flip
3. 20lb sledge hammer alternating sides
4. Farmers walk
5. Chin-ups / push-ups
6. Kettlebell swings 1 arm
7. Sandbag deadlift then press then throw
8. Jump rope
9. Box jump
Warm down with 4 x sets of Olympic ring pull ups to failure which wasn't that many.
Hill sprints in a snowstorm. I had to cut the workout short because the ankle deep snow in VFF made my feet a little cool. I walked to and from the hill for 6.5km.
Alright, after taking the week off again, the back is feeling better. I'm going to try to stay away from barbells for another week, and stick with circuits, kettlebells, and running. May even try to get another round of p90x in, really did get good results the last time I used it, and it gave my joints a well needed break.
3 mile run.
Didn't time this one, although I'd have to say I was probably done under 30 minutes. Back feels pretty good.