Week 4 begins of my coaching sessions. It’s also the end of the first half of that session.
I’ve definitely made progress, dropped a few lbs – I saw 189 this morning. I was 194 when I started. We’ll see how that holds as I’m about to leave on a short family trip. I feel stronger for sure. My workouts have been progressing a bit each week with the volume and weights I’m using. But not so much as to make me feel like I’m overtraining.
Saturday barbell workout
45, 55 x 5, 65 x 3
85 x 5, 95 x 3, 105 x 1
135 x 5,5 135 x 3
180 x 5, 200 x 3 and 225 x 1
I posted a video in my last deadlift session,which was critiqued by my coach. I was pleased to hear my form wasn’t bad. All I needed to do was drop my tail a bit. No problem, easy enough fix.
Sunday VO2 max protocol
35lb Kettlebell snatches :15/:15 for 13 min, or 26 sets EPIC FAIL
Since, I’m going on vacation today, I got up early, before church, and did my VO2 workout. Or at least attempted it. I didn’t get close. I hit 9 minutes and really started to struggle. Had to rest, tried to finish the last 4 minutes, but couldn’t do it. Not sure if it was because I wasn’t awake/warm enough, shouldn’t have done this before breakfast or my coffee. Who knows.
Another fitness buff that I follow on facebook, Jedd Johnson, says: “Misses aren’t failures, they’re just warmups!”
So there ya go. I didn’t hit that one. I’ll knock it out of the park on the next one.