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.
Dr. Infurna is an active powerlifter and thrower. He has recently shifted his focus to training for Triathlon races. His next race is the Rochester Sprint Triathlon at the end of August, 2019.