Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Week Away, and a New Best!

Spent the first 3 days of last week in Washington DC and took Thursday and Friday off for a 5-day weekend. Hotel workouts were not bad...despite the biggest weight being 55# and the ceiling being too low for snatches, I managed two decent workouts in Huge in a Hurry format. Did kettlebells when I got home. Over the weekend I did a run of about a mile to the playhouse in the park, and ran the steps there several times (and ran home, of course)

Today was the first day back in the home gym. Short workout, just clean&jerk and some weighted pullups. Hit a new best of 155# on the C&J! I yelled pretty loud in both phases of that lift. A guy on the stairmaster made a comment, and I told him that if I hadn't yelled, he would have heard weights drop and me moaning instead.

Friday, May 8, 2009

A Large New Toy

The gym at work got a new weight rack, and it's gorgeous. Features adjustable rails that almost go low enough for deadlifts--but I found I can get them to the right spot and stand on a platform to get the level correct. Now I can drop the weight to save my back and not crack the concrete under the rug.

I took yesterday off from the gym and even smoked a small cigar. If I had found a piece of pie I would have eaten it. But Wednesday I was a good boy:

Deadlifts: 15x 225#, single reps
Incline dumbbell press: 25x 60#, sets per "huge in a hurry"
Chinups: 20x me+20#, per Hin-a-H
Overhead dbell triceps extension: 25x 40# Hin-a-H
Floor Wipers: 25 each side= 50

My son didn't want to go to school this morning. I told him I didn't want to go to work and we should both just go fishing. He stopped crying and told me I HAD to go to work, then he got dressed for school.

Damn. I wanted to go fishing.