Squatting away a cold, I think

My better half, Vivian has been battling the mother of all colds the past two weeks and since I rarely get sick, I've been irritating her with my apparent good health.  Actually, a large part of that is because I gloat and preen in front of her while she plows through boxes of kleenex like an adolescent boy.  Needless to say, when I started feeling just a bit of a tinge of achiness and noticed just a bit of a nasal drip starting, I began to look up recipes on how to best prepare crow.

For some reason I had the feeling that I just needed to workout and that by revving up my body to recover from the workout, it would also successfully battle whatever cold bug was trying to establish a stronghold.  Since I didn't feel 'run-down' I decided I'd go with this 'new-age' thought and blow my cold away with a heavy dose of Squats, Overhead Presses and Push Presses.

Squats went very well and I was able to match last week's volume with the exception of my back off work sets with 365.  Instead of 3 sets of 5, I was only able to do 5,4,4.  For those of you from Hawaii, have relatives from Hawaii, or are Japanese-American/Canadian, you'll recognize that sequence as "go shi-shi" or the "piss yourself" rep sequence.  I was satisfied I was able to match previous workloads with my primary work weight of 405 and despite the code, didn't actually piss myself completing the reps with 365.

Squats:  135x10, 225x10, 315x5, 365x3, 405x3x3 sets, 405x2, 365x5, 365x4, 365x4

Overhead presses were next and I followed the same scheme as last week, working up to a top strict press set and then going on with push presses.  Even though I've been training for many years, I love adding a new exercise because I still get those same newbie gains that beginners get when they're learning new movements.  Since I have had virtually no prior experience with push presses, each workout seems to bring significant leaps up the learning curve.  While I was pressed for time as the gym was closing, I was still able to do two sets of 2 with 225 lbs, double the reps I was able to complete last week.

Overhead Press:  135x5x2 sets, 165x3, 185x3, 205x2
Push Press:  225x2, 225x2

Next week I'll be out of town on business and will be unable to train so it'll function as a deload week.  On a most positive note, I'll be in the land of In N Out so I'll be able to indulge my passion for Double-Doubles animal style and animal style fries.  And, touch wood, I feel like I was able to blast any ideas of a cold out of my system, hopefully I'll feel the same in the morning.


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