Sunday, September 2, 2007

Just some GPP

On Saturdays I try not to do a real structured workout. I like to do more of a GPP/conditioning type workout. I usually have million things going on on the weekends so it's hard for my to psyched for heavy lifting. So this is how it turned out. Kori had to work at the hospital so Riley decided he would train with me.

I started out with just 3 sets of 10, two hand swings to get my hips popping. Move on to 3 sets of 15 for snatches, all done with a 24kg bell.

Then I moved on to the tire.

I don't know what the tire weighs, but it's big. It's as tall as me, which I know isn't saying much, but it's really awkward and hard to get a grip on it.

I flipped for 10 reps, then for 12, then for 15. 37 reps total. Felt great. Focused on staying tight and popping the hips, getting under it and then running through it. My neighbors think I'm wierd. We live on a corner, a car sat at the stop sign and watched for 4-5 flips.

After that I moved onto the sled. I do all of the dragging on grass. There is more friction and it's flatter the the street we live on. Plus like I said the neighbors already think we're wierd, I don't need the sound of the metal sled dragging to draw even more attention to us.

I worked for 20 full minutes, the first 10 backwards using the DD handle. I would throw in some rows for variety.
WOW, it was rough.

Then I clipped the harness on and back and forth I went for another 10 minutes. After one particular drag, I got to the sidewalk, turned around, sqautted down to catch my breath a little. Riley actually stood up, walked (from shade where he was lying) to end of his chain and barked at me as if to tell me to get my ass moving again.

Gotta love a motivating training partner!
Here's a pic of the sled and my favorite 24kg bell. The sled weighs 48 pounds by itself, that 25 lb plates feels like so much more when you drag on grass.

I was drenched in sweat by end, tired and my legs were like noodles. But, I felt great.

'til later.

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