Nearly two weeks since my last workout and I’d put on close to five pounds in that time since we were hosting guests for the better part of that span. I was feeling terribly lethargic and wanted to pass on the gym. On the drive to the gym, I determined that I would squat 225 for a few reasons:
1) You know how coaches punish players after a particularly bad loss and make them do wind sprints, up-downs, etc…? After 13 days of fattiness, Pop needed some discipline.
2) I used to squat 315 – albeit a 1/2 squat at best – and 225 was my warmup weight, so I knew I’d likely not injure myself if I stayed focused on form. Since I was so tired, I figured nothing would wake me up quicker than my survival instincts. Standing under a weight that could cause serious injury if I wasn’t completely focused would wake me up and get the adrenaline flowing, which would also help my other lifts since I wasn’t planning on moving down on any of them.
3) I haven’t squatted 225 in a while…I kinda missed it.
My logic is probably ridiculous to you, dear reader, but to me, it made perfect sense…and in fact, I had a fantastic workout!
Squats: 225 5×5
Bench Press: 160 5×5 – the heavy squats got my testosterone and adrenaline pumping and these felt GREAT!
Inverted Rows: 7/7/7
Pushups: 31/19/17 – My goal was to do one more rep on each set than the last time – I collapsed after the last rep.
Reverse Crunches: 3 x 12
Being a cube dweller for 40 hours a week, my posture gets really bad and my energy levels are generally pretty low. My daughter is getting incredibly active now, so it’s imperative for me to get into shape so that I can run around and dance with her. Go, Pop, Go!