I almost forgot to do my push-up work today, but I remembered in time to squeeze it in before the overhead squats. I’m gonna do the same numbers this week as last week, so today was 12-17-13-13, then maxing out at 13 before pushing through to bring the final round’s count up to 17. Since last week’s effort only got me 9 reps on the corresponding final set, that’s improvement. Unfortunately, between that work and yesterday’s run-in with the Bear, my arms were blasted before I started the overhead squats, and it took me until the third or fourth set to work through it.
75 x 1
85 x 1
95 x 1
95 x 1
110 x 1
120 x 1
What’s that you say? I did 6×1, when 5×1 or 7×1 would be the more traditional workout? Well, I’ll have you know I meant to do 7×1, but managed to not only do one set too few but not even notice it until I started writing this part of the post. (Apparently it wasn’t just my arms that were blasted.) But, hey, it’s too late to go back to the gym, and 120 is a new PR. Let’s take the win and speak no more of my inability to count.
Finally, I did two rounds of the 500m row. The first round was 1:57, which I believe is a new (if kinda sad) PR; the second was 2:17 and much more the time I tend to expect. Rowing fast is tough for me, less in the sense of “my body can’t handle it” and more like “I can’t figure out how to make my body do it.” It’s definitely something I should seek some coaching on.