Oly/Gymnastics Project – Month 1, Week 2, Day 1


So…got a diagnosis. Yes, I am sick. Yes, it is a virus. No, I am not contagious (don’t drink out of my water bottle).
I have never been so happy to hear that I am sick AND I will (eventually) get better.

Note to self: down time + not feeling good + WebMD = head case. Stay away from WebMD.

Only issue now is whether the OLY portion of the Oly/Gymnastics project will need to be set aside.
Conversation with the doctor scheduled for today to see what I will and won’t be allowed to do and for how long.

In the meantime, I was feeling OK and figured I’d get some last licks in – just in case I get shut down for a bit.

5 rounds
5 press (2 rounds 12# / 3 rounds 35#)
5 8# med ball cleans (we were kicking it super-old-school this morning)
10 reverse hyperextensions

Back Squat
35(5) – 65(5) – 85(5) – 105(5) – 115 (5-5-5)
These felt solid.

Power Clean Push Jerk
85(2) – 95(2-2-2-2-2)
Really unstable / uncomfortable split jerking at a weight much higher than 85#.
Also found myself pressing out most of the 95# reps. Spent the later reps focusing on getting underneath the bar.
Not sure whether I should focus on split jerking OR continue upping the weight with push jerk. May be a moot point (see above) for the next couple of months.

3 sets 2 hspu negatives with 45# plates. I had 2 more sets on tap, but I ran out of time.


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