Training Week 2/28 – 3/6/10
March 6, 2010 § 4 Comments
This was a really great training week. I had two PRs this week for deadlifts and kettlebell pressing.
Here’s my week:
Sunday, 2/28 – Deadlift 3×2. PR 135 (more than my bodyweight!) for 2 reps. Clean, push press, and pull ladders with 10kg. 4 ladders, 4 rungs (80 reps). 100 hand to hand 16kg swings done in sets of 20 with NO grip failure. Time 36:20.
Monday, 3/1 – 45 minute spin class.
Tuesday, 3/2 – Barbell squat 4×2. 12kg clean and push press alternating with TRX push up, then 12kg TGU alternating with TRX suspended pendulums. Metabolic finisher – 2 sets of 12 jump squats, 20 swings, 12 lunge jumps, 45 secs rest. Time 32 minutes.
Wednesday, 3/3 – OFF
Thursday, 3/4 – Randy Couture MMA barbell complex. 8 reps of bent rows, military presses, good mornings, lunges, front squat push presses, deadlifts, 1 minute rest. Repeat for 5 rounds. I used a 40lb barbell for the first round, then switched to 35 lb. Time 17:38. Then 100 (16kg) swings in sets of 25 w/10 seconds rest.
Friday, 3/5 – Tough 45 minute spin class.
Saturday, 3/6 – Clean, press, and pull ladders using 10kg and strict form (for the first time!!!). 3 ladders, 3 rungs (36 reps). Metabolic finisher – 6 rounds of 3 (16kg) goblet squats, 10 squat jumps, 10 swings, 20 seconds rest. Total time – 23 minutes.
In other news, I’ll be starting Enter the Kettlebell program on Monday. It will last 12 weeks and I’m looking forward to building some pressing strength! I feel confident completing this with 10kg for pressing and 16kg for swings.
I am also going to sign up for a 5K for Saturday, June 5th. Not looking for any PRs. I just want to have a fun run with my sister and a few moms from my son’s school. I haven’t run at all for the last month and I don’t plan on starting again until the end of March. This will give me a full 2 month break and 9 weeks before the race.
In addition, since Spring is upon us and I have terrible seasonal allergies, I’ve decided to remove dairy for 3 weeks and see if it makes a difference in the post nasal drip and mucus I will develop once the weather changes. This is going to be a difficult experiment for me. I grew up eating alot of dairy products and drinking milk. I also grew up with chronic sinus infections, allergies, and asthma. As an adult, the only dairy I consume is kefir, greek yogurt, and cheese. I will update the status on this experiment every week as well. I’m trying to save some of the money I will hand over to “big pharma” for allergy meds and spend it something better, like a new 20kg kettlebell. 🙂
Until next week friends, train hard. 🙂