Squats and presses

Last night we went to see The English Beat at the Showbox. I wanted to do a squat workout but didn’t want to be exhausted when standing in the audience.  Tom had the smart idea that the 10 sets of 2 heavy squats I’d been doing lately might be a bit much. So, I did 5 sets of 3 at 95 kg.  Next week, 5 sets of 3 at 97.

Presses, also yesterday, at 30 kg: 4 reps, 5, 5, 5.

I had a migraine a couple of days ago for two days, so each day when I woke up I took two Aleve (naproxen) and one more in the afternoon. My elbow ‘mysteriously’ was symptom free starting the first evening. This morning I went back to the PT (Integrated Manual Therapy in Shoreline) and told him about this. I’ve been doing his exercises too, for a few months now, but he seemed as happy as I was to hear that the Aleve had helped so much. I’ll stay on that dosage for 10 more days (plus fish oil when I can remember to take it!). Tonight at the gym I was in such a great mood. I felt like a new person. During the workout class with Scott, I did 30 clean and jerks. It was only 35 pounds! A training bar plus two 10-pound plates. Still, I hadn’t done cleans in months and it felt so great.

I got carried away and did a few handstands afterward and 4 sets of 5 pull-ups.  Not a great idea but the elbow is not sore. Next Friday is the Twelve Days of CrossFit workout and I want to participate for the fifth year.