Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Rules of Lifting for Abs - Week 9 - Thursday

suspended fallout 1x12 each side
Swiss ball mountain climber 1x12 each side
cable half-kneeling chop 1x12 each side - I can't do this one because I don't have the equipment, but I'm going to keep writing it in

chin up 1x6, 1x4, 1x2, 1x6 - These were negatives, except for the set of 2, which was regular, unassisted chin ups.

dumbbell split squat 4x8x30 lbs each side
dumbbell two-point row 4x8x30 lbs each side

wide-grip deadlift w/ feet on weight plate 4x8x95 lbs
dumbbell alternating chest press on partial bench 4x8x30 lbs each side

metabolic workout: burpees (6-10 per minute for 12 minutes) - I did 10 burpees per minute.

I did my 4 strength training exercises as giant sets, instead of just doing the pairs.

I need to decide what I want to do about my workouts. I would not say that I'm hating NROL for Abs but it's definitely not happy with it. It takes me forever to get through the workouts. I can't concentrate on them and I let myself get easily side-tracked. I have done 6 "A" workouts and 5 "B" workouts as of today. The suggested number of workouts for each is 6-8. I decided before I started that I was going to do 8. I can cut 2 weeks off my total NROL time if I only do 6 workouts for Stages 2 & 3. As it is, I'm going to have to split my weights and metabolic workouts starting next week, since I go back to work tomorrow. And really, I'm just not in the right frame of mind for NROL. I need something less structured.

I would love to just cut NROL for Abs short and not even finish it out, but I've never quit a program that I've started, unless you count my second round of Body for Life, when I got the flu 7 weeks in. Or I can suck it up for 5 more weeks and just do the minimum number of workouts then move on. I'm leaning toward that option.

I'm also not sure I want to coach the Go Far running program at the elementary school this year. Well, I would like to, but I don't want to be a Head Coach. I just want to come when I can, rather than have to be there every single session because very few other parents volunteer. I would very likely attend every training session anyway, but I want to be part of the support team, not a team leader. I have enough shit that I absolutely must take responsibility for this fall with the PTO. I don't know if I can handle being a Head Coach on top of all that. I do want to run the Outer Banks 8K in November, which our Go Far kids would do (along with the Buccaneer 5K and the Fun Run) and my son wants to run the 5K (though I don't think he is ready because he won't train with Go Far - all he will do is piss and moan and cry). So I don't know. I'm so stressed and I really don't know how much I can handle. Go Far wouldn't start for a few weeks, probably even after my main PTO responsibilities end. I might be able to manage it. I don't know. I don't know anything anymore.

So what do I want to do when I am done with NROL for Abs? I need to start training for my Spartan Race in March. Man, I am regretting signing up for that thing, for many reasons I won't get into. I'm sure, once I do it, I won't regret it, but right now, and for the next six months, I will probably wish I hadn't jumped into the commitment. It's expensive and 8 hours from home and I'm not even sure if the whole family will be going, as planned. Regardless, I need to train for it. I think I'm just going to go with a mix of CrossFit and Bodyrock TV workouts, along with whatever WoDs the Spartan Race people mail out each day, as well as Mark Sisson's WoWs. I'm also going to throw some CrossFit Kids WoDs into the mix if I can get my kid to cooperate.

1 comment:

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