Definitely progressing again this week.
Squats were still feeling difficult, tough and a little skewed on Monday, but much stronger than they had been previously. I actually did the set/rep scheme I would have done if I’d not been unwell last week.
I did know I was still a little under the weather when I came to do my Concept 2 intervals. I was 2 seconds slower than my last workout and I wasn’t able to keep my speed for the full 5 intervals. On my previous rower intervals I was in the range of 1.56.3 – 1.56.4 with my second interval at 1.56.8. In comparison this time my first three were in 1.58.6 – 1.58.9 range and then they got rapidly slower.
Wednesday was a fascinating experience. I was doing RDLs but I did 2 hours of violin practice immediately. After two hours of non-stop playing my forearms were completely pumped and I had doubts whether I would be able to withstand the weight of the RDL bar in my tired grip. It wasn’t the case.
I’ve been doing a particularly high volume of violin practice recently as I’ve got lots of concerts coming up and it seems that it has improved my grip. The RDL bar hasn’t felt so easy in my hands for weeks.
Plan and results for last week
Workout 1: (Monday)
- Back squat: 82kg – 2×2, 4×1 – I actually did 3×2, 2×1
- Concept 2 intervals: 5x30s (30s rest) – 1.58.6, 1.58.9, 1.58.6, 1.59.4, 2.00.9 – definitely not up to full energy.
Workout 2: (Wednesday) – all completed as planned
- RDL: 102kg – 3×2, 2×1
- Hip thrusts: 92kg – 5×6 (30s rest)
Plan for this week
- Back squat: 82kg – 4×2
- Concept 2 intervals: 5x30s (30s rest)
- RDL: 102kg – 4×2
- Hip thrusts: 92kg – 5×7 (30s rest)