Basically, whenever I’m in a hurry or too distracted / busy / tired to figure out how best to use my time at the gym, I just pick a big exercise and do 100 reps.
Usually takes about 30min, it’s surprisingly difficult, and it ensures that my body never knows what to expect.
Today, 100 deadlifts at 135lbs. Boom.
Just one rep, and the trainer doing front squats next to me winced and commented that it looked “rough”, lol. I don’t quite remember (because 255lbs) but I think I replied “It’s fucking heavy!”
Whatever I said, he laughed, and then shared some really interesting insight about deadlifts as a hamstring/glute exercise with back muscles working only as stabilizers, and helped me do a couple of sets at my warm-up weight (135) with a focus on exploding up, using my hips for momentum. Apparently this will help train the higher weights.
New perspectives are always good.
So are 4-figure scores on fitocracy. just sayin’.
This is my go-to, no-brainer, 30min routine for when work is crushing me and my regularly scheduled workouts keep getting pushed back and back and back. Too tired to analyze anymore data, too tired to write anymore reports. Either watch TV before bed, or do goddamn thrusters. Tonight, I chose the latter.
“Do something today that you’ll thank yourself for tomorrow.”
Not gonna lie; I may have thanked myself for watching DWTS, too.
Going to post in detail about my squats sometime soon. Lots to tell.
But for now - huge deadlift PR today: 245lbs! Felt like I was going to pass out after 1 rep, but that’s enough for me :)
2,200 calories today - nice little surplus to refuel. Back to the 1,800 range tomorrow.