Tuesday morning, first day back at work after a 4 day weekend, what else would you do but get up at the crack of dawn and have a PT session!
An awesome (hard) PT session
we started with a relatively innocuous amt warm up for a couple of minutes…then went on to some olympic lifting…apparently high reps / low (ish) weight for a warm up…
it was around this time Matt said…we are doing to do a lot today and you aren’t going to get much rest…and grinned he wasn’t wrong.
This is what I did:
10 x 15 kg Good mornings
20 x 20 kg bench press
10 x 2kg (per arm) reverse flys (apparently I am weaker in this plane :-S)
8 x overhead squat still only using the broomhandle
15 x 20 kg bent over row
5 x 20 kg Front squat – overhead press
10 x 20 kg deadlift
8 x 20 kg snatches
All this was apparently a warm up for my dead lift!
And then on to the heavy deadlifts! and in the process totally showed up the man deadlifting in front of me by lifting more than him for my warm up set 😀 😀
Guess what…this round involved another PB!! 😀 😀 I don’t suppose I can do this every week…
3 x 60kg, 3 x 70kg 1 x 75kg 😀
woohoo new PB 75 kg (165 lbs) happy Sam!
Happy Sam was soon to become all broken Sam…well…not broken as such…just suddenly worn out Sam…
Matt had invented (discovered? remembered?) some training that is designed to simulate the complete use of energy that happens when you fight in an MMA fight… He referred to it as energy training…I think It should better be called “no more energy left” training
it involved this:
1 round of:
8 x split squats (per leg)
8 x squat jumps
8 x mountain climbers (per leg)
8 x burpees
8 x press up claps
30s High knee run
8 x box jumps onto a plyometric box…
That last one was a problem…I did not have enough confidence to jump on the box and the first 3 at least were jumping steps…I jumped, but I landed one foot at a time. (I do not have much faith in my own jumping ability)
then I did it…I jumped onto the box…5 times 🙂 and I didn’t miss at any point and fall down!
It turns out I can jump on to quite low boxes… happy Sam again!
Then we did some boxing…punching and kicking and general boxing / thai boxing combos.
and just when you think that we can’t possibly fit any more into the session…gymnastic strength training…
Plank Holds (hands on TRX)
2 sets of plank pikes!
then more boxing…as a “cool down”
I did accuse him of breaking me at this point! and that it was an elaborate plot so ensure I didn’t have enough energy left to accidentally kick him!
It was awesome though…and hard!!
Day 305 complete 😀