Thursday, November 17, 2011

Training: 11/16/2011

AM Training:
10-1 L-Pullups
1-10 BWT Bench Press (180lbs.)
Time: 11:16

PM Training:
3 sets:
20 Thrusters (95lbs.)
25 Pullups
30 cal Airdyne
rest 10min
Results: 2:16, 2:22, 2:16

Notes: Worked early this morning and got the first workout in after. My left biceps tendon was a bit inflammed before the workout. First time I did L-pullups during a workout. Didn't completely lock out arms a bunch of times here, but was able to keep legs in L position. To get fully extended (through the shoulders), I have to drop my legs, something I didn't want to do. Chest was burning toward the end.

Second workout of the day, I was bit fatigued, but was able to pull it together and put forth a good effort. Heart rate shot up right away on the thrusters, which didn't get bad until about the 17th rep each set. No problem getting right on the pullup bar. I had to keep reminding myself not to hold my breath during the pullups. Airdyne was brutal. Holding the high effort for over a minute was real mental challenge.

****Quick side note. Just got my programming for the next 10 days or so. It looks rough going forward. I sit here looking at it saying to myself, "How can I do this? This looks too hard for me. I am not going to be good at any of these things. I am not strong, I don't have that kind of capacity. I won't be able to recover." It's time to be a man. It's time to be like A.J., Rory, and Nate. No, I want to be better than them. It's time to put my head down and plow forward. If I can make it through this next round of training, I will gain the confidence that I need. The confidence to feel like I belong. That can hang with the big boys.The path to success is not walked, it's forged through hard work and struggle. Time to get in my cave and hunker down.

"Do a little bit more each day than you think you possible can"- Lowell Thomas



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