LifeFitness Treadmill (Walking speed 3.8 MPH, Running Speed 7.0 MPH): 5 intervals of 3 minutes running/3 minutes walking. Very hard but I was motivated to finish.
Evening (ME Squat/DL):
I think of each new wave much like a new toy to play with. Since my mission is an 18" or greater neck by May with more fat loss, my deadlifting will be tougher. The snatch grip deads become a sub-max movement for reps, and the ME movement brings out the big dog: rack pulls 2" below the knees - - - I might just get my inch!!! Wave 3 will be my respite from all of this.
16" Box Squat: 145x5, 175x5, 205x5, 235x5 (felt a bit hard out of the rack, I think I was not tight enough), 265x5 (Put on a belt as tight as it would go, got me a spotter, and got tight.), 275x5 (I felt brave but I was extra careful with these - - - very exhausting.).
Nautilus Nitro Abduction: tested to a 125 4RM. Thanks, Jon, for the kick in the ass. No more guess work.
Nautilus Nitro Adduction: tested to a 110 2RM.
Band GHR: Failure at 6, 5, 4, 4 reps. I lowered the band to the next bar behind me so I would have less rebound and the band would go slack sooner. I must step it up for the bigger squat and DL I want.
24" Box step-up: BWT for 3 sets of 10. If you can imagine a below parallel step-up, you've got the right idea. Hard enough without weight, so I kept it that way. That's 230+ pounds of me I have to lift (sort of), anyways.
Incline Sit-ups: Failure at 19, 14, 10, 8 reps.
Seated Calf Raises: Worked up to a 90 lbs 2RM.