labor/play

During the week of Labor Day (Sep. 3rd to 7th), it was supposed to be one of my interstitial “play weeks,” necessary, I judge, for this old man to remain focused and happy. But my programming coach, Zach Bijese, had other ideas, such as not paying any attention whatsoever to what I wanted. So I just kept working out in the same manner. The only thing I stopped doing was weighing in. Whatever. I’m getting fat. I’m getting deconditioned. And I’m getting stronger far too slowly. I haven’t been eating right and I haven’t been getting my sleep (I blame: kids, my job, etc.).

Yes, later, I’ll have to work on my “fitness” … but right now I’m letting Zach do his thing. After this week I most definitely AM going to fine tune my diet, and, god willing, add back in at least one day of conditioning a week soon. As for the rest, it is what it is.

Monday, Sep. 3rd

Squat: 5 x 45 / 3 x 135 / 1 x 185, 205, 225, 245 / f x 255.

Press: 5 x 75 / 1 x 95, 115, 120, 125, 130 / f x 135 / Push-Press & Neg: 2 x 135 / f x 125 / 2 x 115 / f x 115.

Hang Clean: 1 x 5 x 50 kg / 1 x 3 x 55 kg

Power Clean: 60, 65, 70, 75 / f x 80 / 75 / f x 77 / 70, 72, 74, 76, 78 / f x 80 / f x 80 / f x 80 / f x 80 / f x 80.

F**K THIS WORKOUT! From my whiteboard: “I hate you! Ok Love you!”

Wednesday, Sep. 5th

Squat (MFer): 2 x 5 x 45 / 3 x 135 / 1 x 190, 210, 230 / f x 250.

Press: 12 x 45 / 5 x 75 / 1 x 100, 115, 130 / f x 137.5

Power Clean: 60, 65, 68, 71, 74, 77 / f x 80.

Had no time, had no sleep, had no fun.

Friday, Sep. 7th

Squat: 2 x 5 x 45 / 3 x 135 / 2 x 185, 205 / 1 x 225, 235, 245, 255 / f x 260.

Press: 12 x 70 (35 lb KBs) / 5 x 105 lbs / 1 x 115, 130 / 5 x 3 x 110.

Power Clean: 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74. 76, 78, 80, 82 / f x 84 / f x 84.

That’s a wrap. Nothing special happened this week. I felt lucky to have matched my squat working max, but Zach wanted more the bastard!


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