Saturday, 19 January 2013

Full body: Conditioning

Personal training with Paul.

Bloody hell, I've got to stop suggesting workouts to Paul. Today's was a killer. I stumbled across a metcon on a Guelph box's website and sent it to Paul because I thought he might like to try it. But no; he made me do it instead (I'll be bloody pissed if he doesn't give it a go!)

2 rounds of max reps:
Burpees: 40 + 29 = 69
Chin-ups: 37 + 27 = 64
Push presses @ 95lb: 27 + 23 = 50
Back squat @ 45 lb: 52 + 40 = 92
Knees to elbows: 27 + 27 = 54
3 minutes per station; 30 seconds of "rest" to transition to the next station.
3 minutes of rest between rounds.
Total reps = 324
Score = 383

There's an option of doing knees to elbows or sit-ups instead, but the k2e reps count double, hence my total score is higher than the total reps.

The presses were the toughest, simply because of the weight. I was pleasantly surprised that my second set was only four reps fewer than the first. The back squats were surprisingly hard because they took my breath away. I took some long breaks during the second set because my head was spinning so much. There was only one failed rep in the whole routine - a chin-up - and the k2es, which were the last movement of each round, were done on auto-pilot. I shut off my mind and just concentrated on getting through the next rep. I've never know 30 seconds pass so quickly nor 3 minutes go so slowly.

I finished off with some sit-ups, none of which was timed.


paul french said...

That routine looked like a bitch, and I know it's just a matter of time before you ask to do another one haha. I saw the other version it's all static holds and what not, this one looks much more taxing to me.

Common Sense Design said...

You know what? It was tough as all shit, but I'm glad we did it. It's one of those routines that I couldn't have done on my own, due to the timing aspect, plus having someone watching over me makes me try that much harder. I think the rowing Helen was just as challenging, but in a different way. Are you going to give it a try?

By the way, I've been formally conscripted to the local old folks soccer team. The season starts in May.

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