SI joint problem. No deadlifts. No problem! There are plenty of things that I can do, and my coach frequently reminds me that I am not going to lose strength. In fact, he’s pretty determined that I don’t get stuck in a negative mindset. Right now, I don’t think he has to worry about that, because I had my meltdown last week and my attitude has refocused once again.
1a. bottoms up kettlebell presses
8kg x 8 each, 10kg x 8 each
I think this might have been a PR today!
two 1 minute rounds
I know it is only skipping, but I am impressed with my skipping this morning. Some days sees more tripping and welts. The lower back didn’t like skipping the last time I tried, but today was easy-peasy and smooth.
2a. military press
45 lbs x 8, 55 x 8, 65 x 4 + 4 with push, 65 x 3 + 55 x 5
I thought I’d try a thumbless grip on the second set, and that was probably a mistake. The right shoulder burned for the rest of the training session, likely because the thumbless grip resulted in less lat engagement and more shoulder effort. Lesson learned!
2b. Bulgarian split squats
bodyweight x 8 each, 54 lb vest x 8 each, vest + 20kg kettlebell x 8 each, vest + 10kg kettlebell x 8 each
3a. chest supported rows
35 lbs x 20, 50 x 15, 60 x 14
3b. flat pin presses-elbows at 90 degrees
75 lbs x 5, 95 x 6, 115 x 8
4a. laying double kettlebell triceps extensions
6kg x 10, 6kg x 9
4b. dumbbell curls
alternating supinated 20 lbs x 20
without supination x 7