Didn’t sleep worth a shit and woke up with my wrists feeling like they had deep bruises from the velcro straps of the leather grips I wore for the T2B. That went away in the afternoon though and I actually felt pretty good. We got going around 5:30 again.
- 2×8 Reverse Hyper (160#)
- Bottom Squat Hold
- Various Clean + a few front squats (45-95-155-185-205-225-235#)
Team Series Event #7 – 20:00
- 7-rep-max front squat (from the ground)
Having to take it from the ground added a new element. Did a clean and extra squat with 245# to see how it felt. Then knocked out all my reps with 255# and called it a day. Our entire team was done in less than 10 minutes. My back was starting to feel it during those reps and I didn’t want to get hurt with another event and a partner competition tomorrow morning. Satisfied. Our team total was 795#.
Team Series Event #6
As a relay in the order M1-M2-F1-F2, each athlete completes:
- 30 deadlifts (185/135 lb.)
- 30-calorie row
- 30 overhead squats (95/65 lb.)
Bryan went first with a 4:30, I got a 4:37, Jess 6:25, and Michelle 4:23. I did 18 deadlifts, dropped to rotate my hands, and picked the bar right back up. Was averaging about 1,600 cal/hr on the rower, and did my OHS in 3 sets of 10. Those were rough from rep 1. My upper body was shaking all over the place, probably from all the work we did yesterday. Total team time of 19:55.
Doing the Team Series was a lot of fun and a good challenge. Definitely some workouts that took us out of our comfort zone and things we wouldn’t come up with. Now off early in the morning to Chesaning for the local throwdown we call the GLBRT (Great Lakes Bay Regional Throwdown).