Monday, 27 December 2010

Being sick sucks

So last week was supposed to be a deload week from training. Started off like that but it turned out a whole lot worse.

Woke up on Tuesday morning feeling a bit rough, had a tickly throat and a bit of a cough. Then on Wednesday after not much sleep, I went to work with no voice, earache and feeling like shit. I was told to go home at lunch time and managed to get an appointment to see the doctor. A quick look down my eartubes and then a look down my throat and i was prescribed some penicillin and told to go home and rest.

Thursday was by far the worst day I have had in a long time. After no sleep at all, I spent the rest of the day moaning, puking, coughing, grumping and then puking some more.

The drugs seemed to kick in really quickly as by Friday night I was able to get a few hours sleep ready for Santa.

Christmas day was great with the family. Kids were fantastic, getting Santa presents, then a visit from my folks and sister and brother in law, then Jackies mum and dad and sister came for Christmas dinner. Jackie made a fabulous dinner, which I was only able to eat a little bit of.

Over the last week I have lost about 9 or 10 pounds in weight due to lack of appetite, puking and having little or no food. First time in history I have LOST weight over Christmas

The plan for training is too take the rest of this week off and start back slowly next monday.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

This weeks stuff

No idea why I havent posted all week - so heres what I did


122.5kg x 5
140kg x 3
155kg x 1

then went for new 1rm

182.5kg x fail x 3 attempts

Back Squats

82.5kg x 5
92.5kg x 3
105kg x 14

run on saturday of about 10ish km - 3 km run to park, then a 5ish km timed run of 29mins, then 3.5kg run home

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Saturday 11th December - 5km run and presses

Friday - rest day. Had my works Xmas night out. Lots of food and whisky


5km PARK RUN with my mate. Done this a couple of weeks ago in 24mins. Today, with a RAGING hangover did it in 28mins. Only 37 runners today and i managed to finish 30th lol

The presses

55kg x 5
62.5kg x 3
70kg x 1
then went for new max 82.5kg x fail

Need to get up to Keysers to get some of the big washers that can be used as fractional plates as I cant get over 80kg

Video -

Super Furry Animals - Golden Retriever

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Thursday, 9 December 2010

Thursday 9th December

Training - 

Back squat

77.5kg x 3
87.5kg x 3
97.5kg x max = 15 reps

Got 90kg x 31 last week and could barley walk all week. Though that IF i got to 15 that would be good and managed it ok. Started seeing stars around rep 12, my mate calls that "seeing into the future"


In a 15 min window do -

2,000m row

then AMRAP

3 ground to overhead 70kg
6 burpee
12 sit ups

Row 7mins 36secs ( pish )
AMRAP 2 full rounds plus 2 GTOH

That was tough

Photo -

Video - 


Its been a strange week...



Annie - 9mins 47secs. Double unders a bit better but still not stringing them together as well as I used to.

Schools closed up here again on Tuesday, Wednesday and now Thursday too. Had a rest day on Wednesday and got squats today - think the lowest temp we have had is minus 12 - thank the Hobo Gods for my cold weather Sub Armour gear. I have even been wearing it to go to the shops under my jeans.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Monday, 6 December 2010

Monday - bench press

70kg x 3
80kg x 3
90kg x max = 8

stopped there as i have no spotter, could maybe have got 1 or 2 more


6 rounds of

400m row
10 burpee
15 russian kb swings

19mins 58secs

Had a mental day today because of the weather, really heavy snow caused chaos on teh roads, school wasnt closed but parents were told to come and collect their kids. The girl I work with is visually impaired and gets a taxi home, he didnt turn up till 4pm, took him 3 hours to travel 3 miles. There are still 3 kids and 3 members of staff who are sleeping at the school till morning. Glad I live within walking distance

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Friday, 3 December 2010

Training -

AMRAP 20mins

1 ground to overhead 60kg
1 round of Cindy ( 5 pull ups, 10 push ups 15 squats)

1 round cindy

1 round cindy

etc etc etc

8 full rounds plus 5 GTOH

Last time 7 rounds plus 4 GTOH - too cold to hang around tonight

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Thursday, 2 December 2010

Thursday 2nd December

Training - Press

52.5kg x 3
60kg x 3
65kg x max reps = 5

Then 150 kettlebell swings with 24kg - every time KB hits the floor = 15 ring dips

Time - 4mins 29secs - NO RING DIPS

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