So I am in France trying to get my shit together...I work long days, 12 hour shift with a 1.5 hour drive to work each way. I am still planning on lifting twice a week starting this week. Maybe I will pick up some milk for work tomorrow...more to follow on this. In the meantime check out Dani's Snatch!
Tomorrow I board a plane to Quebec to work on a drilling rig. Weird right? Come out west and end back up out east on a rig. I am not sure how long I will be there but I hope the town I am staying in has a gym. If there is I will do 3 x a week just Press, Deadlift, Squat, Bench Press, Pull ups and Dips....Starting Strength style stuff. I will include the odd gymnastic skill and MetCon depending on other factors, mainly if there is a gym.
No gym and I will be the weird guy doing burpees in my hotel room....better than nothing.
(Myself and Warrant Officer Rick Nolan, KIA 3 September 2006 in Panjaway Afghanistan)
Today is a special day for me. I really like to reflect on things and be thankful to all of our veterans. I also like to reflect on my comrades that lost their lives in battle. We are very lucky to live in this country and have all the freedoms we have.
"Erin" In honor of Masteral Corporal Erin Doyle, 32, was killed in a Firefight August 11th, 2008, in the Panjawa district, Khandahar Province, Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife Nicole and daughter Zarine.
5 rounds for time:
15 Dumbell Split Cleans 40lb dumbells
14:24 PR by over 3 minutes
I would like to have fought next to Erin, he seemed like an amazing guy. You can read more about him here if you like. His story and all the other heroes motivated Dani and I to go hard on this workout. Dani completed it with 25lb dumbells in 19:04.
Not bad compared to the last time I did it 6 months a go. Used 225lbs and did it in 9:45. Fast times in the actually qualifier were 3 - 5 minutes. I was able to rep the first round out unbroken but fell apart in the later rounds. My MetCon is lacking but its a good thing MetCon is easy to lose but just as easy to back. Strength on the other hand takes time to build and to lose. I would rather focus my efforts on strength.
Played squash with a client of mine today. She is a national caliber player so it was a good workout. For those of you that do not play squash it is a game in which knowing where to stand and place the ball can work in your favour. She played a game called, "how much can I make Sean run around the court." But it was still a lot of fun and I learned a lot from her.
Back Squat 5x5
Legs were a little sore, probably should of hit the last set no problem.