What happened to Monday? (or welcome home)

I’ll tell you what happened. Insomnia.

Lately shaking off nightshifts and getting back on a daytime schedule has been near impossible. Also, the sugar/carbohydrate cravings on nightshift are intensity in ten cities. Seriously, I don’t even want to look at a chunk of flesh, I just want cake and ice cream and fresh chips and salsa from Food City (ya, you know the ones). I try to fight it, but I also don’t uptake anything of substance because I just don’t have a normal appetite. This and no sleep and no motivation meant there’s no way I was going to be productive in the gymnasium yesterday so I bailed. Went to bed at 9pm only to wake up wide eyed at 1am. Never got back to sleep. Tonights session proved less than optimal. Fingers crossed, tonight is the night. I’ll shoot a shotgun tomorrow and perhaps find out how to hike in an urban environment, even though it’s a completely foreign idea. LM gave to me some advice on avoiding people in urban nature. I hope it holds true.

Monday’s workout (completed on tuesday)

  1. Warmup, I actually forgot how to do this. Seriously, It’s been so long since I’ve been self sufficient in the gymnasium that I just stood there and thought “warmup? what the fuck am I going to do for a warmup?” So I ran and then did DU’s and pulled something in my left calf whilst DUing and decided perhaps some sort of aquatic aerobics with the rest of the geriatrics is perhaps where I belong. It was a reminder that perhaps I used to operate like a normal human, but this hiatus may have morphed me into today’s typical human shaped object. You know, looks like a human, imitates a human, but doesn’t actually move or function like a real human should. I told myself I’d get through the workout and ice my calf after. Whelp, here it is and I’ve finished my workout, gone to get dog food, consumed some food myself and now I’m holding a tiny human and typing away. I swear I’ll get to it.
  2. Squats: See above comments on human shaped object. I did 4 sets 135-1885-195-205. I just didn’t see myself putting up anything more. I think this is a low estimate of a 5rm. No fuel in the tank and a zero on the motivation meter.
  3. Press: More of the same. 95-105-blew it at 115 on rep 5. Utter disappointment. The silver lining is that my shoulders didn’t feel like they were going to explode. They didn’t feel 100% either, perhaps it’s back to aquaerobics for yours truly.
  4. Cardio portion: I bailed on the run due to calf not feeling like an impact movement was a solid plan. So, I turned the AD up to 45 cal and the row up to 750. Utter misery. I figured I wouldn’t push it and just roll through at what would normally be conversation pace. That turned out to be huffing and puffing pace. I tried to get in the zone and had trouble. I finally found my unhappy happy place at the end of the second AD and carried it through into the second row. Then I lost it back on the AD and I couldn’t get it back. I finished the third AD and then bailed on the last row. Just. Not. Feeling. It. Perhaps after some much needed sleep (fingers crossed) things will look brighter tomorrow.

 

You wanted video of squat and press. Well, I ain’t that advanced yet, but it went something like this…

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Week of 3/14/16

Monday 3/14

10 min warmup

A. Squat: 5 sets to find 5RM (post video)

B. Press: 5 sets to find 5RM (post video)

C. 3 rounds: 500M row, 400m run, AD 30cal

Wednesday 3/16

Hike

Thursday 3/17

10 min warmup

A. Weighted pull-up (post video)

B. Strict pull up ARAP

C. 20 min: farmers carry 100m w/ 1.5 pood each hand, AD 15cal

Saturday 3/19

10 min warmup

A. Bench press: 5 sets to find 5RM

B. Pushups: 1 min AMRAP

B1. BB bicep curls: 4 rounds x12, rest 1 min

B2. Banded triceps push down: x12, rest 1 min

C. 4 rounds 400m run, 40 DU