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Friday, April 6

As I knew I’d be traveling the next couple of days and that I may not have access to standard gym equipment, I made sure to get in a very good work today. And I did just that. My workout consisted of nothing but thrusters, wall ball shots, and ring dips.

I began with 10 thrusters @ 65#, 10 WBS @20# (always with 10′ target), and 10 unbroken ring dips. I rested briefly between activities (just a few seconds to transition and catch my breath) and paused between sets, often reviewing the recording to ensure proper form and execution.

I completed 6 additional rounds, increasing the weight on the barbell by 5# each round but keeping the weight of the WB the same and continuing to complete 10 unbroken ring dips. Thus, I had completed a grand total of 70 reps of each of the 3 activities, working my way up to 10 thrusters @ 95#, by the end of the 7 rounds.

I then completed 5 thrusters at 100, 105, 110, & 115#, 5 WBS @ 25#, and 5 strict ring dips (with no bend in knees) for a grand total of 90 reps of each of the activities.

I then completed 3 thrusters at 120, 125, & 135#, 3 WBS @ 30#, and 3 strict and weighted ring dips @ 30, 35, & 40# for a grand total of 99 reps.

I finished with single thrusters @ 140 # 145#, single WBS @ 30, but continued with 3 strict and weighted ring dips @ 45 & 50# for a grand total of 101 thrusters and WBS and 105 ring dips. And that was more than enough work, you know, as the grand grand total was 307 reps.

I hate thrusters.

Jeff and I traveled to PA to visit my mother who is recovering from surgery. I didn’t have time to run my Friday 5K. And that’s okay. Read on.

Saturday, April 7

Jeff and I were awake at 8 and, after a light breakfast, worked out in the Best Western “gym.” Jeff used the elliptical as I ran 5K on the treadmill.

So as to make it interesting, I increased my pace as the distanced increased, ending at 8.9 mph. Fun? Hardly. I hate running on a treadmill much more than I hate thrusters or even rowing.

Monday, April 9

10 RNFT
1 strict L-sit C2B pull-up
1 deadlift, beginning at 245 & increasing weight 10 each round to 335# 
1 strict HSPU

7 RNFT
2 strict and unbroken L-sit C2B pull-ups
2 deadlifts, beginning at 245 & increasing weight 10# each round to 315#
2 strict and unbroken HSPUs

5 RNFT
3 strict and unbroken L-sit C2B pull-ups
3 deadlifts, beginning at 245 & increasing weight 10# each round to 285#
3 strict and unbroken HSPUs

This was tough. That’s a total of 39 reps of each of the 3 activities. I deadlifted almost 10.5 tons. Yes, tons. And no failed reps of any of the activities.

I then played the “Target Practice” game on the rower. Gah!

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I’ve almost completed the DuoLingo Spanish lessons, so I’m delighted that the app was just updated to include additional levels, e.g., more vocabulary, phrases, very tense practice, etc. Sueno en Espanol.

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