You know those weeks when you know that you should train, but life just gets in the way? Well, that was why there was no Training Tuesday last week. I don’t really have any excuses why I didn’t train; but suddenly, it was Monday again and time for my hour with D, my trainer, and I had done nothing, nowt, nada for a week.
Incredibly, despite that, I managed a good session: five separate pull-ups between rounds of thrusters, which was a record. And I even managed to get up to 33kg with my barbell thrusters – a personal best. I had been so worried that I would struggle after a week without training, but it turned out fine. But I was determined not to let the same thing happen this past week. These Training Tuesday posts are where I hold myself accountable, so I need to actually have something to wrote about…
Sunday: I managed a shortened Bikini Body Guide session. I would have liked to do more but the boys were getting twitchy and I was struggling hard with the exercises. I think this is where the lack of training for a week hit me.
Monday: I didn’t have my weekly PT session, so instead I popped to the work gym and did a round of five pull-ups with rests of 15-20 secs in between, ran for a while (3x 5 mins at 12kph and 1x 3 mins at 12kph) and then another round with five pull-ups. I couldn’t believe that I managed a total of ten pull-ups. And I realised that when I train with D on Mondays, I’m at CrossFit Nordic and everyone else there can easily rock the pull-ups. At the work gym, I’m in the minority. And that’s the kind of push that I need. A terrible kind of competitiveness, but if it means I push myself more, then I guess you can say that it works. I’ve also signed up for a 30-day ab challenge on Facebook. So when I got home, I did day 1 of that, even though my glutes were so sore from the running and the BBG the day before. I upped the plank from 10 secs to 20 secs, as I often do a plank during training session.
Tuesday: Day 2 of the ab challenge. Again I upped the plank, from 12 secs to 20 secs again.
Training Tuesday goals
My plan for the next seven days is to go training early tomorrow morning before work and do a bit of weight training. I have my PT session on Thursday this week instead, so I’ll take Wednesday as my rest day. At the weekend, I want to get in one home session – probably BBG again. Then on Monday next week I have my regular PT session with D again. I’ll be interested to see, if we do barbell thrusters, what weight I can do. Thanks to all those pull-ups and the running, I am feeling pretty strong at the moment.
What are your fitness goals for the week?