Howdy Guys! It’s that third week of the month and time for intensification. The workouts this week give you challenges and I invite you to post your results here in this thread. Instructions are in the member programing document. I’ll be putting my performances up later as well.
In Workout A it took me 5 minutes to get the presses done. I was using a heavier band and the first 50 took about 2 minutes using a fairly slow, squeezing tempo. I rested a minute and just managed to get the second set finished. The kettlebell swings were fun but they were deceptively challenging. I started to feel it at the 15 rep set and needed to take longer breaks to both recharge my muscles and catch my breath. The whole affair took me 7 minutes to complete. The sandbag thrusters were evil. I made a full effort to get deep in the squat and drive the bag up hard using my legs. Gassed out at the end but got it done in 3 minutes.
In Workout A, I thought that I would never finish with the pressers :-). It took me a good 6 or 7 mins to complete those with lots of rests. The kettle bell swings were fun and I took a couple rests at 15 and 20. I used my 20lb medicine ball for the thrusters and had good range in my squat. Thrusters also included some rests. My lower back is a little sore today…. I didn’t expect that, hahha
In workout C, I misunderstood the goal. After re reading I now understand that we were supposed to take the average HR over 20 mins. I did an easy jog at 20 mins though and measured my HR afterwards since I didn’t have a working HR monitor. I will need to redo this KPI after I get my HR monitor fixed.