Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Lifting and running on humpday

I devoted 6-7AM to lifting heavy things:
Military press
55 lbs 5 reps
65 lbs 3 reps
75 lbs 1 rep, this was weak. I don't know understand why I'm stuck at 70-75 lbs.  Well, I do understand that I'm not strong enough but it doesn't make sense with the efforts I'm putting in.  I hope to try this again just at 75 lbs without the other rounds and see how I do. 
Back Squat
75 lbs 5 reps
85 lbs 3 reps
95 lbs 7 reps
This felt good today, but I still need to improve on my depth, I go below parallel but I'm not always getting ass to grass and that's where I want to be!  So next time I do back squats, I'm going to make sure that I bounce a little in the bottom position to assure myself that I really did go as low as I can.

I finally got back to the Ultimate Mountain Bike Strength Program, now on Cycle 5 of 7, first week:
Kettlebell push press 2x26 lbs
Windmills 20 lb kettlebell, this was harder than I expected
Bench press 75 lbs

After work, I went for a short run at Umstead on the bridle trails, only did about 3 miles.  No hill repeats today but those 3 miles were hard for me. I have lost so much of my running conditioning.  I need to add more runs to my weekly program to bring myself back up to marathon-readiness!


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