Yesterday was a rest day, and I guess today was kind of a rest day…. but I was active on both days. More so today than yesterday. Some would actually consider what I did today an actual workout. In terms of my own personal goals, I refer to it as a way to keep my body moving and to just play around with some weight and bodyweight movement…. but you can definitely call it a solid conditioning style day, not just an “active recovery” day! Let’s talk about my active recovery day YESTERDAY first…
YESTERDAY, MAY 1ST:
Stretch: 15 minutes
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50 Kettlebell Swings (35#)
40 Air Squats
Rest a bit, then…
V-Ups, not letting feet touch floor: 3 sets x 10 reps
Mobility: 25 minutes
That last couple days I’ve been feeling extremely lethargic, unmotivated, mentally and physically drained, blah blah blah. Must be because I haven’t been eating much and have 5 really difficult finals to study for…. 6 days people. 6 days.. we’re so close. Anyway, I had big plans for the gym today but I had a weird “catching” sensation in my knee/MCL area that eventually went away after some stretching, but still kind of freaked me out. My shoulder clicked and hurt when I barely raised my arm past nose level, so there went my plan to do a bunch of snatch drills today. And, to top it all off, the LAST place I wanted to be was the gym. So, I did this at-home workout that anyone can do if they have a kettlebell or dumbbell.
Stretch: 15 Minutes
TABATA: 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest, for 8 intervals (4 minutes)
Kettlebell Swings (35#)
Goblet Squats (35# KB)
Rest a minute or so, and then…
3 Handstand Pushups
6 Single Arm Clean and Jerks (35# KB) (3 each arm)
9 Lunges holding KB
Rest a minute or so, then…
5 Minute AMRAP:
10 one-arm KB squat clean thrusters (5 each arm)
10 Sit Ups
Side Plank: 3 sets x 45 seconds each side
Tempo strict STERNUM to bar Pullups: 3 sets x 5 reps…. lower yourself SLOOOOWWWWWLLYY!
I should mention that these weren’t to an actual bar. I actually used a portion of my wall that sticks out in my apartment… just enough space to hold my fingers. It hurt a little bit, but hey man, Crossfit anywhere! GRIP STRENGTH!!!
Split KB Clean and Jerk + 1 one-arm Overhead Squat: 3 sets x 6 reps each set (3 clean and jerks + OHS for each arm/leg)
MOBILITY: 20 MINUTES
This was fun. It’s nice to be able to do stuff that doesn’t destroy my body. And mostly it’s a nice mental break from worrying about percentages and all that crap….. because now, during finals week, is a time when having some sanity and parts of my brain functioning would be nice.
Have fun this weekend!