On Sunday, I had the privilege of being a gladiator at the Spartan Race. It was really interesting. We are told to knock people down with these flimsy joust sticks that make a loud sound yet pack a lightweight punch. So you really have to swing that sucker AND connect properly or else it just gets flimsy. Doing it outside in the heat for hours on end really wreaked havoc on my body. I lost a lot of water weight, legs were cramping like crazy and my wrists, shoulders and elbows all got messed up at the tendons from the impact.... bottom line....i am not fit to be a spartan.... the hot gates would have been over run by the persians if i were on of the 300. ;)
|Yes, stalking and hitting people is fun. ..but all day?? Tiring.|
MONDAY, JULY 4th, 2011
Day off. Focussing on putting weight back on and not feeling so messed up
TUESDAY, JULY 5th, 2011
Quarter Squats 10th pin: 1035 lbs x 15 reps x 2 sets
Safety squats(no hands): 425 x 8 x 2 sets
walking lunges: 1 set of 100
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6th, 2011
Everything is still very sore from the weekend. My wrists, elbows and shoulders are destroyed from swinging that damn joust at 4300 people for hours on end.
Bench 365 x4 x 6 sets
Everything feels worse. I am not going to do ANY assistance work as everything simply feels inflamed.
THURSDAY, JULY 7th, 2011
Conventional Deadlifts: 545 lbs x 8 reps x 5 sets
Body weight Squats: 150 unbroken
GHD situps: 3 sets of 20