Thursday, September 5, 2013

Strength work and a super awesome bike ride

I stuck to my strength workout this morning:
First worked on finding my max press:
I tried 90 lbs at first and got nowhere. Jason told me I needed to work up to my max. So I put on 75 lbs and did one, I tried to go for a second but it wasn't happening.  I waited a few minutes and then tried 80 lbs and made it! Then I tried 85 lbs and failed. So I guess my 1 rep max is 80 lbs and according to my old data- it used to be 75 lbs which I think I did in 2011 so I've only gone up 5 lbs in 2 years! Somewhat depressing until I think about the fact that I haven't actually been  training to go heavier on the press until this year.  The press is pretty hard for me and will take the longest to improve upon. 

After that, I worked on my Cleans:
67 lbs 5 reps
75 lbs 5 reps
85 lbs 5 reps
Still working on my form though, figuring how to sweep the bar against my hips/thighs and staying straight when I come back up. 
Then Deadlifts:
125 lbs 5 reps
135 lbs 5 reps
155 lbs 10 reps
Excellent workout! 
And after work, despite feeling a little tired in the legs, I did my Rocky Road ride and had the best ride ever.  As well as the most anaerobic time ever. I aimed for no breaks and cleared the trail in 1 hour and 2 minutes! So close, so close to being under 1 hour.  There are 4 hills that still give me problems but I will conquer them! 

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