The Day I Dropped 135lbs On Myself


I woke up at 5:00am after 7 hours of pretty great sleep.  I woke up in the same position that I fell asleep in (how I gauge that I pretty well passed out).  I felt very refreshed for having to wake up so early.  I set the temperature to 64 degrees and snuggled up with my comforter.  

Pre-Workout Nutrition

4 hours before my workout, I had a FIT Crunch protein bar.  It served as a very delicious but convenient breakfast.

90 minutes before my workout, I had 1 cup of chili that I meal prepped on Saturday.

During this time I sipped on 3 scoops of Amino Energy.


Warm Up

.5 mile jog and RDL band work to prime for the deadlifts

Resistance Training (Superset) -- For Time

A1 Barbell Incline Chest Press:  21 reps @ 95lb; 15 @ 115lb; and 9 @ 135lb

A2 Deadlift: 21 reps @ 135lb; 15 @ 185lb; 9 @ 225lb

Finished in 12 minutes and 8 seconds


2,000 meter Row at Intensity 6 finished in 8 minutes and 47 seconds

Post-Workout Nutrition

Immediately after my workout, I had 1 scoop of Xtend BCAAs.

45 minutes after my workout I had half a blueberry bagel, 3 eggs, 3 slices of turkey bacon an a whole avocado.

The Day I Dropped 135lbs On Myself

The only "rest" I got in the 12 minutes was when I was loading more weight on the bars.  Fatigue was starting to kick in on the last set of the Incline Chest Press.  As I started lowering the bar on the last rep I knew there was no chance I was going to get it off of my chest.  I gently started to roll the bar down to my lap.  I lost my grip for a fraction of a second and the bar flew into my lap from a solid 8 inch height.

It wasn't painful, but it could have been.  Maybe I should take a few moments at the beginning of my workout to place the safety bars in the rack..


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