Michael Erana. Best. Initials. Ever.
- Things I love about owning my own box (in no particular order):
- Bringing Luke with me to work any day that I like. (This might be the #1 reason.)
- Following my own programming. CFS focuses on strength and conditioning. And we run. A lot.
- Working out whenever I like. And for as long as I like.
- Sharing more time with Jeff. He’s been a tremendous help, and I couldn’t do this without him.
- Coaching, coaching, and coaching. And then coaching some more.
- Meeting new and wonderful people that I wouldn’t likely have met otherwise.
- Being the center of attention and being in complete and total control. (This might be the #1 reason.)
- Truly helping people reach their fitness goals. I’ve seen tremendous progress from athletes and in a very short amount of time.
I’m sure there are other reasons that I’m not thinking of right now if for no other reason than I just completed a grueling metcon. More in a moment…
I failed to mention that I did indeed complete bench press on Wednesday. Three reps @ 125, 135, & 145#. Nope, I didn’t have a spotter. Nope, I didn’t use clips. Boom.
Luke spent today at Doggie Village, and I missed him tremendously. I coached at 6 & 8:30, visited Dr. Alex at Brennan Chiropractic, ate a quick and light brunch, and then completed dead-lifts, 3 reps at 255 (meant to lift 250), 275, and 290#. That last set felt heavy. (Notice the bold font. That represents “heavy”.)
Spoiler Alert: Today’s blog contains information concerning tomorrow’s metcon. If you don’t yet want to know what misery you will experience, read no further!
Farther is a distance. That’s why I didn’t write, “read no farther”.
I completed the metcon at 1:45 having coached at 11:45 and then napping for an hour. Oh, yes, napping! Add that to the list above. I take a least 1 nap a day and sometimes 2. Or even 3.
Sumo dead-lift high pulls, 95#
Lateral barbell hops
Unbroken double unders
Wow, this was difficult. My goal was to complete all rounds unbroken, and not only was I not able to accomplish this, but at times I also completed the activities in the wrong order. I have digital evidence if you’d like to see.
I completed the first round unbroken. Ninety-five pounds felt heavy. I prefer pull-ups. That’s why I programmed chin-ups.
I completed the round of 15 SDHP unbroken, chin-ups in reps of 9, 5, & 1. Dammit. And then I forgot to do 15 double unders. Double Dammit.
I completed round of 12 SDHP in reps of 7 & 5. I then realized that I didn’t complete 15 double unders, but instead of completing chin-ups and then (italics used to emphasize) double unders, I completed 27 unbroken double unders and then 12 chin-ups.
I completed rounds of 9 and 6 unbroken. I completed 3 SDHP, 3 lateral bar hops, 3 chin-ups, and then rushed too quickly to the jump rope. I completed 1 double under and missed the second attempt. Dammit. I completed 2 double unders and missed the third attempt. Dammit, dammit. I finally (bold and italics) finished 3 unbroken double unders. My time was 12:12.