Jim vs. Karen

Ooooof.

“Karen”
For time:
Sandbag thrusters (25lbs) x 100

Finished in 3:54, losing another 15 seconds.

Jim vs. Power Snatches

Gonna try not to go years between doing this exercise.

Power snatch
95 x 1
105 x 1
115 x 1
110 x 1
100 x 1

Finished with ten minutes on the elliptical, because it’s still cold.

Jim vs. Back Squats

I just… keep going?

Back squats
240 x 5
240 x 5
240 x 5
240 x 5
240 x 5

Thank God my deadlifts are still a mess, just to keep me honest.

It’s 40 degrees and raining today, so I went back to ten minutes on the elliptical to finish up.

Jim vs. Running

I needed to get something in today, so I could rest tomorrow and then try to workout M-Tu-W next week before my trip. So I ran a mile.

Jim vs. Deadlifts

Starting the Wendler 5-3-1 on deadlifts, and it was humbling from the jump. When I plugged my long-ago PR of 405 into the spreadsheet I got numbers that I knew were unrealistic. I dropped it down to 300 and got numbers that seemed… manageable, at least.

Deadlifts
175 x 5
205 x 5
230 x 5

I barely made it through that last set, and definitely didn’t have a sixth rep in me. I was worrying about my back there, too, and that’s something I have to be super careful of. So we’re gonna have to see how this goes.

Finished with a half-mile run and a more solid sense of how much I’ve lost on the deadlift.

Jim vs. Pull-Ups, Box Jumps

Morning metcon.

10, 8, 6, 4, 2 of:
pull-ups
box jumps

Finished in 1:58, shaving three seconds off of my PR. And still flat on my back at the end.

Jim vs. Back Squats

And this is somehow still going!

Back squats
235 x 5
235 x 5
235 x 5
235 x 5
235 x 5

Finished with a half-mile run. I am exceedingly pleased I decided to do a linear progression.