Saturday, 16 June 2012
Full body / Conditioning
In the past when I've overtrained, my upper arms have felt achy, but I've brushed it off and trained through the discomfort. My arms felt the same way on Wednesday morning - which is a rest day, anyway - so I rested on Thursday, just to be safe. Friday is also a regular rest day, so that means I rested three consecutive days this week before my regular personal training day. Even so, I was hoping for a heavy weight day rather than a quick moving, sweaty session. Some chance.
Power snatches @ 80lb
Time = 27:04
While I was working my way through this, I didn't feel as mentally strong as I do usually. Sure, when a workout gets tough - whether with Paul or on my own - I sometimes feel like quitting. However, this doesn't tend to happen during the first round! That being said, I did a total of 55 snatches at 80lb; my 1RM is 100lb, so perhaps this wasn't a case of fatigue from overtraining, but simply a reaction to a fucking hard routine! The snatches were the hardest part of this, and also the section where I was most vocal as I kept telling myself to pick up the frigging weight.
3 x 12 per leg @ 25s
I'll see how I feel on Monday morning before deciding if I need to take a few days off.
Update (Sunday): I don't feel any kind of fatigue or general tiredness today, although my traps are bloody sore - presumably from the snatches - and I have doms in my chest, which is probably due to the push-ups and burpees. Therefore, I think what I felt yesterday during the metcon was simply due it being a challenging workout, rather than overtraining.