Of course, having decided to make myself accountable, I had a terrible week on the training front and managed precisely nothing until yesterday when I had my regular session with my trainer. Not really the start that I was planning for Training Tuesday.
Which all means that the only training I have to report – other than ferrying the boys backwards and forwards to football on the back of my bike on Sunday – is yesterday’s PT session.
Monday: Even though I managed to do precisely zero training in the preceding week, my trainer, D, still added 3kg to my barbell front squats. And I managed five rounds of five squats, alternating with a pull-up. I love it when I feel like I’ve succeeded with something new at the start of the hour; my confidence for the rest of the session is so much higher. After that we did some kettlebell swings, but the pain in my wrist from last week returned, so then it was box step-ups with a 8kg kettlebell on my shoulder, ten on each leg, with ten shoulder presses on each side and ten box jumps in between, for good measure. Four rounds of that and I was done – especially as there was a guy waiting for the box, so D decided I should do the last round in 1.5 mins. Phewh.
After last week’s washout, I’m determined to make this week count. As soon as I finish up here, I’m going to pack my gym bag. My plan is a weightlifting session at work tomorrow, treadmill running on Friday and a short home workout session on Saturday. If I can manage that, I’ll be pretty pleased.
Right, goals set. What are your training targets for the week?