Hatfield Overload Squats
Sandbag Carry Medleys
Snatch Grip Romanian Deadlifts
29 Minutes of Stretching
Definitely need this week. Yesterday I was very tempted to call it a
day after the dips when I forgot my bands and today I felt on the verge
of sleep with an hour and half left at my shift at work. Got to do work.
Only three exercises this session. Same as last deload session for the
hatfield squats but one extra set. Even with no excitement and belt,
this felt very close to speed work. I was a little slower on the second
set. Third set was better but my right knee started to complain. No
obvious aches and pains like last time so maybe that is good. No dead
squats, wouldn’t make sense on a deload week. Home for event work.
Temptation to lie on the floor and eat grilled chicken was very strong
at this point. Best option for the event work was carrying stuff. Unlike
last time, I didn’t know any Nationals events so I couldn’t excuse
myself from more sandbag work. Last time, I did my light keg for 40’, go
20’ down, and back to get the keg for another 40’ twice for a total of
three carries a set. Sandbag is so much harder and I should have just
done two carries in a set but no, it felt too easy after the first run.
That was stupid as the pick-up for the sandbag after the initial run
were way worse and tougher. Got to fluff the bag for a solid grip. I
noticed immediately that I would need to think on what would be the best
approach to getting the other bags during the actual event, because
going to the other side eats up too much time. Going to have to think on
whether picking it up and during around or picking it up facing
sideways will be the best option. Not something I’m going to concern
myself with now though. Between sets, my active rest was me sweating and
breathing hard haha. Finished up with light rdls with the snatch grip.
Hardest thing was my grip on the first set as I usually just strap up
due to the hand pressure but this is so light it doesn’t make sense to
do it. Hands were used to it for the second set so it felt a lot easier.
Stretched for a bit and ate a lot of grilled chicken breasts. Deep
tissue massage tomorrow.