Yesterday I had another coached session at the gym, having covered deadlift, squat, bench press and military press previously he suggested we look at some Strongman events which got a resounding yes from me! This is what we did
Yoke – 50/90/110/130Kg
Farmers Walk 30/40/60 (failed)/50
Duck walk 30/40/50/60kg
Strongman dumbbell press (improvised with normal dumbbell and fatz grips) 5kg 7.5 (managed on right but not left).
It was a fun session and showed me how much work I need to do before I can enter a comp. But that’s ok, I’m only 37 there is always next year, I just need to keep getting stronger this year.
Today was just me on my own and I did squats, I have to admit I am a little pathetic about squats, they hurt in my hips so I don’t like going heavy. I did manage 5 singles @ 50kg and then 5×5 @35kg but really should be aiming much higher than this.
I’m quietly happy with this weeks exercise, 2 solo sessions, 1 group training and 1 coached. Plus the 100 push ups (knees!) on Wednesday when I was not able to get to the gym. I do sometimes feel as if I don’t push myself hard enough by myself but I am the only one who can fix that.
Weekend off, DrT working and my body aches everywhere.
Some blog posts I have enjoyed this week
- On body hate and the haters who do it << I love this, it’s not ok to judge anyone else on their size. Every now and then I find myself thinking fat bitch (the fat isn’t why I’m calling her a bitch) and then wondering why I attach her size to the equation. Bitches are bitches, weight is irrelevant. Calling her fat says more about my insecurities than hers.
- Don’t tell me to love my body << An interesting take on body image
- Asking for advice << are you an emphathiser or a problem solver?
- What’s the difference between powerlifting, olympic weightlifting and strongman? Old post but relevant to this blog in general.
I love reading blogs so if you have read a good post comment below so I can have a look over the weekend.