I created this blog to chronicle my progress on the P90X fitness program. If my experience helps you out that is great but like most things I do I have selfish reasons. I figure if I blog my progress here and distribute this to various people then I am less likely to cheat or not complete the program.
Since I did P90X this has evolved into more of a general fitness blog but may still be useful to some. The P90X stuff is still here but lately I am doing crossfit.
Friday, May 24, 2013
When You Get a Minute
I had to be in early today for a customer meeting so I waited until this evening to work out again. I started with a warm up of a 400 meter run followed by 3 rounds:
10 jumping jacks
10 abmat sit-ups
10 PVC arm circles
Next was the workout which is 3 rounds:
1 minute front squat (95/65)
1 minute push-up
1 minute kettlebell swing (53/35)
1 minute air squats
1 minute rest
Score is the total number of reps completed and there is no rack allowed on the front squat portion. The no rack restriction is meant, I think, to make you hold the bar for the full minute since if you put it down you are doing so to the ground and that means you need to clean it back to position to continue. I put 98# on for the front squats, my bar weighs 28# not standard 44# so my numbers end up a little off from standard. I initially thought I might not be able to complete the workout at that weight but I made it through. I did 35# on the kettlebell swings as usual. I completed a total of 245 reps on this workout. I did 82 reps in round one, 88 in round two, and 75 in round three. I was feeling pretty good about the whole thing until that third round and I really hit a wall. I had to put the bar down once during the front squats on round 3 and the kettlebell a couple times. I feel pretty good about the workout though in general and I like the fact that it was 15:00 and you are out; you can do almost anything for 15:00.