So today I took the kids to the gym, Friday I took a hangover and today I took the kids. I don’t recommend either to be honest but sometimes needs must.
Usually if I have no childcare then I won’t go to the gym but it’s Saturday morning and I’m pretty lax about TV watching on Saturday morning so I thought instead of watching TV at home they might as well watch it in the back of the car whilst I get a session in!
This is what my kids did.
This is what I did
This is what they got for being good
It’s not bribery, it’s reward….
It was a good session, after the yoke I took the smaller tyre (not the 200kg) and flipped it back and forth down the car park a few times to get the heart rate up.
So yes yesterday I had a hangover, after 2 glasses of wine (250ml each!) on Thursday night. Such a lightweight. I knew I wanted to go the gym even with a hangover but wasn’t sure I would be much use once there. However it turned into a productive little session, I concentrated on bench press which I don’t really have time for at the moment with event training, deadlifting, military pressing and trying to get used to squatting again. I only learnt how to bench properly (well the powerlifter way anyway) this year and I enjoy the challenge of trying to get my body into the correct position and using my legs to generate force. I am definitely still learning but enjoying the process. I was pleased that my previous PB felt easy but didn’t dare use more weight as had no spotter and didn’t feel like causing myself to have an injury this close to my holiday.
Some news from the competition, we are allowed to use straps and belts. I don’t use straps and belts for training, I like seeing what I can do with no help, however they are (or at least can be) performance enhancers. If this is a competition shouldn’t I be using every advantage I can?