Monday, April 03, 2006

Saturday Workout

Okay. Energy is much better today than two days ago. My energy is much better if I can get my training in before noon. Late afternoon and evening workout rarely work for me. I am finding that I am getting tired earlier probably due to increased work schedule. 6 to 8 training appointments every day picking up weight, stretching people and just being on my feet takes its toll. Lower volume, higher quality workouts are the goal right now. That's what I love about Pavel's approach -simplicity. Do more by doing LESS. Keep it simple, couple of exercises, stick with the basics. It's what Dan John calls "punch the clock" workouts. He notes that most champion athletes are built one workout at a time. If you can't sustain the intensity of the workouts , back off, and focus on quality. Full range of motion, technique and focus -I must remember these qualities.

Warm up:

Barbell overhead squats (felt really tight in the shoulders from not doing these in a while)

3 sets x 5 reps

Barbell Bent Over Row

135 x 6 reps x 6 sets (felt easy - could have gone much heavier - but glad stuck with this load)

Walking Lunges

2 x 36lb KB's in hands x 6 reps x 4 sets (very sore two days later - perfect weight)

Rope Waves (my new rope - I love it - this truly is an amazing exercise -very sore in my abs)

4 sets x 30 seconds

1 comment:

Mark Reifkind said...

man do I absolutely know what you mean and how you feel. considering I have the same work/lifestyle I can empathize. I only do 6 clients a day max so I go right to the gym after my last client at 12 and I can suffer through once I get started.

I got to train at ten am today and it was great! I really really really miss being able to train myself first thing in the am.

andyou totally right about the beauty of Pavels system- simplcity and efficiency.

and dude, if it works for us how can it not work for our clients?

as you age you will find that sustained training, and not peak performace is really where its at. where 99% of our client base is at.

the kb is so perfect for training like this. great stuff.