Last night’s PT was definitely a low-energy affair. I was hoping for a heavy duty PT, but by the time I got around to it, it was late, the coffee wore off ( 🙂 ) and I just really didn’t have “it” together.
Nonetheless, I really felt the need to do something. So, I did, and I’m glad I did. Sometimes, it’s important to do, and sometimes, you have to listen to yourself. There have been plenty of times that my mind and body said “no,” so I didn’t. And I think that was appropriate. This time, my mind and body and spirit said, “you bettah, but don’t push it,” so I listened. I didn’t feel my strongest, I was out of breath very quickly, but I pushed on without going so hard it was traumatic.
When do you get to where you know you whether to go on or not? I don’t know. I just know how to listen most of the time. So I got some stuff done, and I’m glad I did.
It was a very basic session, starting again with the EZ-Curl bar loaded with 157 lbs. I started just doing a couple of Yates rows, and put it down immediately. Caught my breath, and went for an easy 10 reps, then hefted it up and did a few overhead jerks. Put it down. Caught my breath; did a couple power curls (yes, curls). “Power curls?” I’m calling that “curls with a little momentum.” So I used some extra swing to get the bar up to a fully curled position.
Back down for some more Yates rows. Then, I didn’t feel like doing any more heavy jerks, so I switched to my faithful middle sized kettlebell (24 kg) and did two sets of 10 (each side) easy-does-it long cycle clean and jerks (LCCJ). And that was it for the resistance training that day.
I finished by doing my usual course of torso yogic-style stretches (cobra, cat stretch), hip splits, that sort of thing.
Diet: slow carb day (Saturday was high carb)
Music: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour Pandora channel