Here is a blog I follow...and no, it isn't just me....
Lat night's workout was great. Awesome. Fantastic.
I am gonna put the numbers on the page, but they probably won't accurately reflect the magnitude of the workout.
Yes these were the dangly kettle bell style back squats. I discovered last night that I cannot do these quickly, the weight from the swaying bells nearly tipped me over. oops! I did get super low though...been focusing on that...
5 rounds of:
2 front squats at 90% of 1 rep max (I did 185~dangly style)
as many "dynamic" push ups as possible
The Front squats were not quite 90%..but I was using the Kettle Bells...and that is about my max. The push ups made me have T~Rex arms.
I only got 47 push ups...from my knees...so yeah....still, I ended up...in a ball....on the floor.....
The cool thing that I have noticed recently is that it takes me much less time to recover. I don't feel completely wasted today....I am "looking forward" to the banded deadlifts today. I know that a year ago, after a competition, I used to take a couple of days off..I don't do that any more....I had a lifting competition on Sunday...but I was itchy to get to the gym yesterday. I'm giving credit to BJ's programing...
I realized about a week before the lifting competition, that it had been a year ago that I had my first real conversation with BJ and Will. It was at a lifting competition at Inner Strength. I was there watching my friend Patty lift and I saw BJ and Will and a very pregnant LeAnn....I remember this so well, because even though I was not part of their gym...BJ had remembered me from Boxtober Fest and had actually remember that I was a Scottish Athlete. He even emailed me some information he had on the sport.
I certainly didn't imagine that I would be switching gyms at that point....but looking back it sort of makes sense doesn't it?
I really appreciate all of the time and attention you guys have given me since I came to Zia...and thanks for putting up with my giggling and my self doubts. You really have made me feel welcome and part of the Zia family.