April was supposed to be another detox month for me but I fell victim to the allure of the Easter bunny and found myself going on a rampage of consuming foods that just make me feel like crap. Although I am not happy about feeling like crap, I am happy to be reminded as to why I chose to eat differently. Although I might have benefited from taking today off, I’m glad I made myself get through a workout in this food hungover state.
Unfortunately I did tweak my back a bit doing some deadlifts which I am pretty sure will just result in some muscle stiffness tomorrow…and maybe the next day. Nothing more (fingers crossed). Lucky for me I was able to arrange a physio appointment so I’m good to go!
Next, series of
Low (duck) Walk while carrying med ball overhead
Med Ball TGUs (ball on shoulder, or balance on hand overhead)
One-leg Ball Slams http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQdo2nVw4rY
Squats (with KB behind back)
Deadlift (Reverse Pyramid)
Quicky work up to previous 5 rep max (in about 3 sets) – 135# – 225# – 245# (this is unacceptably low but the most I could handle as well as the weight where I felt a twinge in my back. I had my lifting partner Jacob watch my remaining lifts to check my technique which he told me was perfect. I think I pulled too hard (insert joke) and shot my hips forward violently like I was lifting 345#. I ended up feeling like things weren’t aligned properly, but the feeling did go away. However, I think my reaction to it was to stress out and tense up all the muscles in that area).
Rest, then reduce weight (approx 10%) and do 6 reps – 225#
Rest, reduce weight again and try 7 reps – 175#
If time permits, try for 8 reps – 155#.
Combo: As Fast as Possible:
20 Med Ball Cleans (full squat) (15# med ball – unevenly weighted)
100 Jump Rope
20 Dbl Kettlebell Press (12kg)
100 Jump Rope Backwards
100 Jump Rope
Not sure how long this took me but it was fast and furious! 🙂