Monday, May 05, 2008

It Has Arrived!!!

The heat I have been getting told about has finally arrived. Holy shit, it's like taking a deep breath of nothing. Right now (11:28PM, 08MAY05) it is about 81 degrees, with a heat factor that makes it fell like 95.

Weight yesterday morning, shorts and shirt with no shoes: 226. A day off and some more food always does the trick.

Early yesterday afternoon, I did the dynamic warmup and mobility and change of direction drills. I did about 2/3 of it and had to stop, because I felt the lactic acid burn in my chest, I couldn't catch my breath no matter how long I waited. It was so sticky! So I got into the shade, drank 4 bottles of water, and hit the showers. Probably didn't help that I was doing this on the Astroturf on the soccer field, which radiates about 20 more degrees than the surrounding temperature.

Today, since it was even worse, I took the dynamic warmup indoors and shortened it, no sprints. Better idea. Since I hadn't done weights in a week, I was gonna make my last heavy day of this eight week cycle special. Then, afterwards, I started to do the interval stuff on the treadmill a la Afterburn.

DB Deficit Reverse Lunges (weight is each dumbbell): 25x5, 35x5, 45x5, 55x5, 60x1

V-Handle Pulldowns: 75x5, 90x5, 105x5, 120x5, 135x2

DB Deadlifts (weight is each dumbbell): 60x5, 70x5, 80x5, 95x5, 100x3

Incline DB Bench (weight is each dumbbell): 35x5, 45x5, 55x5, 65x5, 75x0

DB Preacher Curls: 15x5, 20x5, 25x5, 30x5, 35x1

Hammer Calf Presses: 200x5, 220x5, 240x5, 260x5, 290x5

Intervals on a Treadmill (1.5 Degree incline): 2 intervals of 1 minute at 8.0 MPH and 2 minutes at 3.0 MPH. I'm doing 4 weeks of this just to get prepped. No rush.

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