Here it is the first week back to school and to me asserting fitness in my life and not being job-dominated…and I get sick. At first it seemed related to the 21 Day Sugar Detox I am on (Day 8), then I thought it was allergies…..but nope. It’s a good old fashion cold. It still sucks, and is zapping my energy.
But ofcourse I’m a Dell and we don’t let little things like colds get in our way. I have goals to go after.
I was back in touch with my friend and owner of Crossfit Wollongong to hook me back up with the Push-Pull Challenge that I did last year. Well leave it to my friend Deanne to make a new and improved version. Here’s what I’m up to the next 4 -8 weeks (I’m considering doing it twice to prep for the Tactical Strength Challenge).
HOUSE OF CYN PUSH-PULL CHALLENGE 2012 (courtesy of Crossfit Wollongong)
|Monday = 38/12||Monday = 15/35||Monday = 22/38||Monday = 11/39|
|Tuesday = 31/19||Tuesday = 19/31||Tuesday = 25/25||Tuesday = 9/41|
|Wednesday = 25/25||Wednesday = 28/32||Wednesday = 27/33||Wednesday = 35/15|
|Thursday = 16/34||Thursday = 44/6||Thursday = 10/40||Thursday = 32/18|
|Friday = 9/44||Friday = 9 / 41||Friday = 37/13||Friday = 21/39|
|Saturday = 60 push ups||Saturday = 70 push ups||Saturday = 80 push ups||Saturday = 45 push ups|
|Sunday = rest||Sunday = rest||Sunday = rest||Sunday = rest|
|Total = 179push/134 pull||Total = 185push/145 pull||Total = 201push/149 pull||Total =153push/152 pull|
|Monday||Standard pushup from toes (chin/chest/thighs touch)||Strict (no kipping)|
|Tuesday||Standard pushup from toes||Loaded Pullups *|
|Wednesday||Ring pushups||Kipping pullups|
|Thursday||Alternate weekly- decline/hspu||Kipping pullups|
|Friday||Standard pushup from toes||Chinups|
|Saturday||AMRAP first, then broken as needed|
*I don’t have loaded pull-ups so as a progression I am using a 20# dumbbell load and a high box and working on the negative of the pullup. Right now just from the chin over the bar but I would like to work on negatives from chest over bar.
I started week 1 on Monday. Cold or no cold, I refuse to miss a day. The last time I did this and had perfect completion I pulled a 315# deadlift. I’d like to be able to pull that at the Tactical Strength Challenge. My pullups are my weakness which is why I want to focus on them the next few months.
My cold did not stop me from going to Strengthbox tonight for a little conditioning workout:
Natural Movement – Precision jumping and landing
Strength – Ring dips 5-5-5-5-5
This was supposed to be max effort sets. I was a little lazy and just did 5 sets of 5 because my arms were fatigued from the loaded pullups.
Body Rows (using Lebert bar)
Dumbbell push press (25#)
It felt good to sweat, and enjoy a good epsom salt soak. Only tomorrow will tell how my cold really felt about me taking part in that. Fingers crossed it was helpful! 🙂