workout monday july 22, 2013

You know, consciously I know there is no one out there to teach basic gym etiquette to the masses, but some of it you’d  think should be self explanatory. For example, don’t leave a towel hanging on equipment you are not using. Don’t use the squat rack for curls. Or, in the case of what happened tonight, don’t take the equipment away from where I was using it when I step away from it for less than 20 seconds. I forgive it without much thought, only because I like being creative with my workouts (and when a relatively attractive blonde takes something from you it lessens the irritation).  Anyhow, today’s workout:

Chin up ladder as a warm up, up to 5, then 4 rounds of 5 reps and 2 of 4

I moved on to my circuits, which are gradually becoming AMRAPs (as many rounds as possible):

The first part looked like this:

5 reps Deadlift at 110 pounds (I know, weak ass legs)

10 reps TRX Pushups

Kettle bell snatches (10L and 10R)

10 reps curl and press with 25 lb. dumbbells

10 reps burpee with a box jump

I completed 3 rounds before the blonde took my box, so I changed it to regular burpees, and I did the circuit for 15 minutes. I wanted to do more, but I was winded and got out of work late so I didn’t feel like pushing myself excessively .  I did some abs and some sprints and finished it off with a protein shake and two bananas. All in all a good night. Still a tad pissed I had to miss jiujitsu this morning but oh well, life comes first right?

It was a slow day at work, so I got to go by one of the two jiujitsu schools I attend. The reason why I go to two different ones has to do with convenience, as my job is by one and my home is by the other. There are other reasons but I won’t go into them, at least not now. Only to say that the place by my work took me in when I need an outlet,  and I am grateful for that. It’s a plus that one of the two black belts at the gym is a ridiculously attractive Brazilian woman and the other is a friendly guy who I get to practice my French with.

And because having a picture helps add followers, here is a guy doing kettle bell snatches

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the author of this picture is Chris Gulliford AFRL/RH from wiki commons, thanks bro