Have you ever heard a song that stopped you dead in your tracks? The kind of song that makes you think everything you’ve listened to in the past has been some sorry attempt at music, but can’t hold a candle to what your ears have just witnessed? It could have more to do with your state of inebriation, or perhaps mental clarity or it may just happen to be where you are as a person and that song just strikes a chord inside you. The following is one of my “deade in yer tracks” songs…
As for the gymnasium today: 10 minute work blocks with 4 minutes of rest in betwixt. I really like this structure which may or may not be a good thing. If it’s an extremely effective interval for building core strength and endurance it’s a good thing because I find it easy to get into the zone and stay there. It may be a not good thing because I’m comfortable with it and it’s easy to get into the zone. Historically if we find ourselves in a comfortable position we progress very little. When we get uncomfortable shit starts changin’. If we can steer that change in a positive direction it’s called progress. Caveat, and this is damned important, CHANGE DOES NOT EQUAL PROGRESS. I’m not just talking about the gymnasium anymore, this is much bigger. Just because you’ve changed something doesn’t mean you’ve improved it. Quite the opposite usually. We must have positive changes, not just changes for the sake of changes. We must experiment on small scales to find out if there are net gains, not just shiny shit in the short term. I’m going to keep from going on a complete rant, but you get my drift. Change and progress aren’t the same and the future often lies in the past. Enough of that, back to my comfort zone…
A. 10 minutes of werk: Row 300m, 5 pushups, 10 kb swings 2pood
Rest 4 min
B. 10 minutes of business: 1 min jump rope, DB row x 5 ea side, air squat x 5, situp x 10
Rest 4 min
C. 10 minutes of submaximal effort: row 200m, box step ups x 5 ea side, KB dedbugs x 20 (35lb bell)
After the this week has been I just rolled through this and worked up a sweat. Wednesday will be a rest day.