something a little bit different for today's workout. Read on...
60k x 6
70 x 6
75 x 6
70 x 6
not much to report, definitely getting much better regarding form and getting a MMC with the ole glutes. Still being careful regarding form and trying to be conservative with the loading.
BW x 5 x 3
definitely getting better at keeping my posture. Makes for a slower and much more painful eccentric. Not letting myself come right down either to keep constant tension on the hams. I do these facing a mirror and some of the facial expressions I pull would make me laugh if I wasn't in agony. Speaking of agony...
wait, what? Sled drags? Yup, some mates of mine have started using one of the halls for strongman/conditioning stuff. They flip tyres, do all manner of jumps and drag sleds. I couldn't care less about the jumps, and tyre flipping's just asking to hurt my back, but I got ball deep into the sled drags.
I have no idea what the sled weighs but we did:
sled + 13k (a 7k and 6k medicine ball)
sled + 21k (added another 9k ball)
sled + Kayla (my mate Steve's missus)
the first drag was ok, just a warm up really.
2nd drag bit harder, bit of a burn in the hamstrings after.
the 3rd drag was murder! I have no idea what Kayla weighs because, frankly, it's not polite to ask, but christ on a bendy bus it was hard! It was as much a mental feat as a physical feat to get over the line. Afterwards I've never had such a burn in my legs. It was so sore I literally couldn't talk! (and I'm not one of those idiots who misuses the word literally. I genuinely couldn't speak)
I was a bit worried that my quads wouldn't get enough of a workout as I heard sled dragging was all glutes/hams. Turns out it fries every muscle in your lower body from the calves up. Good times.
5 x 15
6 x 15
5 x 15
an unexpected PR on these. Going to go for a 20 count next time.
The eagle-eyed among you will notice there were no Bulgarian Split Squats today. Well, why don't YOU do some sled dragging and see if you have the energy after? Hmm? Tough guy?
All in all, really quite an awesome workout. I'll come back in on friday and do another less intense lower body workout. This means I'll be training upper body again tomorrow (although if my posterior chain is hurting I may have to drop the power snatches which will make me sad). 4 workouts in 4 days flies in the face of what I've always believed was necessary for recovery, but I'm starting to think that my body responds best to uber high frequency, so that's what I'm going to give it.
Oh yeah and back feels good, no pain/tightness or anything. I think I have the sled to thank for that.