Over the course of the past couple of months I have noticed that a lot of people are posting training sessions of themselves on social media while wearing a weighted vest. The exact weights have varied, but none-the-less it seems as though the training sessions have been much more difficult. For the first time, last night I experienced what it may feel like to complete a training session while wearing a vest.
My wife and I were outside last night playing with our son. I did not get a chance to mow the lawn over the weekend, so I decided to mow the lawn. For a brief moment I was out of the eye sight of my son. He began to cry. I thought it would be a good idea to wear the carry pack as I mowed the lawn. My wife loaded my son into the pack (that looks like a book bag), I strapped myself in, and away we went. The total weight of my son plus the bag was probably close to 35lbs. I began mowing the front of the yard without any issues. As soon as I transitioned to the backyard, it suddenly hit me that my core was on fire, and that I was getting a non-typical cardio session in. After about five minutes of mowing the backyard, I felt my son get really comfortable. He placed his head at the base of my neck/upper back, and fell asleep. How he was able to sleep in that position is beyond me. It took about an hour and fifteen minutes to mow the lawn. Not a bad cardio session after all.
After dinner and reading to the little man, I was able to get my bench training session in.
Bench: 45/15/15, 95/10, 135/10, 185/3/3/3 with monster mini band, 185/3/3/3 with monster mini band and mini band, 185/3/3/3 with monster mini band, mini band, and double choked micro band
Band Assisted Pull-Ups: Light Band 5/5/4, BW 2/2 An accomplishment I am proud of!
Inverted Ring Rows: 5/5/5/5/5
I feel really good heading into this meet coming up on August 2nd. I am a little more than 3 weeks out, and am looking for a PR raw total. Looking back through my last training journal, I have added volume to my 12 week program, and my training weights are slightly higher than last summer at this time. At around this time last summer I hit 315lbs. for my 3rd attempt. I received 3 white lights. The other day I hit 325lbs. for 3. I am looking for 350lbs. in a few weeks.
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