Man, yesterday was such a cluster-eff at the gym. I had already set up my bar for the squat AMRAP, and went to grab a step (I use it to make sure I’m getting low enough to touch my butt). I was gone for one minute, max. I got back, and my bar was being unloaded by a guy. Nope. nopenopenope. I said “hang on, I had that set up, and I only need it for one set. It’s all yours, after?” He was very kind actually, so it was ok. Then I was trying to rush setting that back up to get out of his way as quickly as possible. I felt the pressure of him waiting, and another guy was watching me (why? stop staring.). I was stressed. I was irritated too, because my heartrate was up, from quickly setting up, and I thought it would hurt my performance for the AMRAP. And I didn’t want to take a break to catch my breath, because again, people were waiting. AGH.
In my haste, I had put 65 lbs on the bar, instead of 55 as planned. I started my one-minute set, and was thinking “ummmm, something’s up, here.” Realized what I’d done. WHATEVER, just squat it. So I did. I pushed out 16 reps in one minute at 65 pounds.
OK. Fine. I mean, I’m building muscle. I’ll just tell myself this will improve my performance the next time I try 55 lbs. Right.
I did the first circuit. I did the jumping pull-ups for the first round, but then switched to pullups with the elastic band around my knee. I could squeeze out 3 or 4 at a time that way. It was ok.
The squat machine seemed hard yesterday. Really heavy. I mean, that’s ok too. Why do I just feel lame about the workout?
And in the end, I didn’t even get through the second circuit, because the gym closed. I was working out for 45 minutes, and I didn’t get to the 2nd circuit? That is really weird. I designed it poorly, I suppose.
One thing I will tell you is that I am pretty sore. I don’t know if it’s from running or from squats, but I think it’s from squats. I’m glad I’m sore at least. Got some work done.
Another thing I will tell you is that Turkish Get-ups with a 20-lb KB is way too heavy for me. I did a round at that weight, and it was very hard. If I’d had a chance to do another round, I’d have gone down to 15 for sure.
Anyway, just wanted to keep it real.