Fitness

Fitness Tuesday

Thursday

We warmed up with a 500 m row where every 100 m was supposed to get faster.  After stretching we did 3 rounds of 10 wall balls, a 50 foot bear crawl, and 10 pushups.

We did snatch grip deadlifts.  Usually when I deadlift and the weight gets heavy I alternate my hands on the bar so one palm is facing towards me and the other is facing away.  With the snatch grip both palms are facing towards you.  My grip has always been my weak point.  I was able to do 155 lbs today and that is a big improvement from the last time I tried this grip.

The workout was 21 reps then 15 reps then 9 reps of:

  • Wall balls at 14 lbs
  • Overhead squats – I used a 55# bar over my head.
  • High pulls – Bar starts on the floor and you pull straight up to your chin.

I finished in 9:22.  That was harder than it looks.  The high pulls were killing me and I’m not sure why.

Saturday

Swimming.  I’m liking this focus on swimming as meditation instead of forced aerobic exercise.  I don’t count laps or anything.  I just swim until it clicks in my head that I’m done.  Then I go jump in the hot tub.  I was watching the other ladies in the pool yesterday.  They were older and were just lazily swimming along doing laps and I was struck by how beautiful they were.  That shows how happy my brain was because that is totally not me.  My brain even stayed happy when I realized that the sauna was broken again.

Sunday

Yoga class.  Yoga class with non-yoga people is fun.  There is a lot more swearing than normal.

I tried to go swimming later but I went with the husband and he lost his goggles.  He wasn’t going to lap swim without them so we ended up goofing around in the warm therapy pool instead.

Tuesday

Today was the first time in a long time that I looked at the workout and contemplated going home.  This is why I go first thing in the morning and don’t look at the workout ahead of time.

We started with a 400 m run and then stretches and squats for warmup.

Our strength work was working on squat cleans.  I did 75 lbs working on form.  I didn’t want to do too much with what was coming up.

The workout was 5 rounds of:

  • 400 m run
  • 30 box jumps
  • 30 wall balls

I managed to finish 4 rounds in 30 minutes.  My legs are mostly numb and that probably a good thing.

3 Comments

  • Vicki

    You inspire me every time I read your Fitness Tuesday! I’ve never taken a Yoga class, I do it at home, but your comment about non-yoga people make me want to drive the 30 min. to a class to check it out.

  • Satia

    Yoga with non-yoga people! LOVE IT! You would love doing yoga with me and/or my mother. We love doing it but we definitely release the occasional expletive when we are losing our balance. And we do that a lot.

    I am speechless re. 155 lbs. Wow!

    I wonder if I could find a way to consider my strength training a form of meditation. I certainly don’t enjoy it (I wish I did) and I do love meditation. If I could find a way to experience the action as a meditation, no doubt I’d find it far less tedious.

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