Wednesday, October 8, 2008 by Daniel

Half Barbara

It's time. I promised myself that I would take half-volume recovery weeks every 4-5 weeks. The trip to Florida was near the end of August, and it's been pretty full-tilt since then. My body has two annoying, persistent injuries it's trying to get over, so I'm gonna play it smart this time and TRY to avoid further injury by giving my body the tools it needs to fix itself. It isn't easy.

There was some debate as to whether to go to class at all today, but ultimately we decided that it would be better to get some work in and hang out with the CF folks than to stay at home feeling sorry for ourselves, so in we went, and I'm glad we did.

* 17 hour fast *

Five rounds, each for time of:
20 Pull-ups
30 Push-ups
40 Sit-ups
50 Squats

Rest precisely three minutes between each round.

20:00 even
sub: Russian KB swings (1.5 pood) for pull-ups. Half-volume, half-rest.

This felt stupidly easy. More like a glorified warm-up than a workout. But I guess that's what is meant by "recovery." It felt like cheating. I felt guilty, watching everyone else kill themselves. Like staying home from school when you're not really sick.

Oh well.

1 comment:

Maximus Lewin said...

It is supposed to be easy: get the blood flowing without compromising recovery ability: For example I did a .5 volume (half-weight) Linda in 6:00 once.

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