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.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Time to get serious
I have a spartan race coming up in August so I think it is time to get back at this thing seriously. Got up this morning and started with 150 jump rope singles followed by 3 rounds:
10 abmat sit-ups
10 PVC arm circles
Following this we dis 15 minutes to get a bench press 1 rep max. I have mentioned before I am not a big fan of any 1 rep max work but what the hell we did it anyway. I did 148#, 158#, 168#, and 178#. following this the workout was prescribed as a 15 minute EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute) of:
10 push press (75/55)
For an EMOM you do the prescribed round at the top of each minute and then when done rest until the top of the next minute. So for this one the idea is you would do this set of work 1 times, once each minute. I loaded the bar with 78# and got to work. It became apparent after the first round that this was going to be an AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible) for me and not an EMOM. I finished the first minutes wotrk just in time for the start of the next minutes work, i.e. no break.I started the second round and had to drop the weight on the bar part of the way through because my form was suffering too much and as I mentioned before these overhead exercises are tough with my back sometimes. I dropped it to 58# and finished at that. I worked throughout, mostly. I was doing the push presses in 2 sets of 5 with a couple seconds between after the first couple rounds. I ended up finishing 10 full rounds and through 3 push presses on round 11. I probably would have made 11+ if I did not stop to drop the weight down to 58#. Will be trying something new tomorrow that I have not done in a while.