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Training Progress

Training Progress

"If you want to be a stud later, you've got to be a pud now." -Christopher Sommer

The new workout has been doing me good. When I first started, it took me about 42 min. Now I'm down to 35 or so, and the movements feel easier. Not easy, but easier. Today's session felt like just another punch-the-clock workout. Another few weeks of this, then it'll be time to transition to a strength maintenance phase and focus my training time primarily on the bike.

I have made some adjustments to the way I originally put the workout together, mostly to dial back the load on my shoulders. I was struggling to keep the kettlebells in position during the third set of KB squats, and to finish three sets of 8 full push-ups. A lack of progress meant either that I was working too hard, or not hard enough.

Given that I was having trouble completing the workout, I bet on too hard.

I consulted Convict Conditioning, and moved back a step in the push-up progression to knee push-ups. I also switched from KB squats to front squats. This gave my shoulders a break, and let me train my posterior chain without letting my shoudlers be a limiter.

With those adjustments, progress has resumed across the board. Each workout feels slightly easier than the last.

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