1-22-14 – Bench: Snow & Independence

So I’m not a morning person. My husband knows that. In order to keep his and my training consistent, we’re going to start training together in the morning before our facility opens. I’ve got to change my feelings about early hours if I want to see anything else change, like my PR’s. I’m a person of very few words for the first few hours that I wake up if I’m not “ready” to be awake. This morning, I don’t doubt that the weather check (6 degrees at 6am) I did before I left the house contributed to my lack of enthusiasm of being awake and training early. I absolutely hate the cold! I plan on living somewhere like San Diego for the rest of my life where it’s 70+ degrees every day! Anyways, my husband, the trooper, dealt with my bad attitude for a bit and then told me to sack up and train. So I did. Bench went well. I brought the bar out by myself for all my sets, not taking any hand offs or spots. This will help me get used to the weight in my hands, being able to stabilize it, and help strengthen my shoulders. This way, there’s no room for error with a potentially “bad” hand off and when I do have someone help, it will feel great!

Warm Up Sets
1x5 40 lbs
1x5 45 lbs
1x3 50 lbs
Working Sets
1x5 55 lbs
1x5 60 lbs
1x5 65 lbs
1x5 70 lbs
4-Round Circuit:
1x10 TRX rows
1x10 DB side raises
1x10 red band spreads
1x10 tricep pushdowns w/grenades
1x10 DB hammer curls