09/14/2011 Daily Recap
I spent most my Wednesday sleeping. I woke up at 5 AM, the third morning in a row where my low blood sugar has caused me to wake up with a crazy mathematical equation running in my head. I started saying 46 minus 3 is 43, minus 3 is 46 minus 3 is 45 minus 3 is 46, over and over.
It’s actually scary when this happens, it scared me enough that I checked my blood sugar while half asleep. It was 55 mg/dl at 5 AM. I went to the kitchen grabbed some nuts, and a small cliff bar. After eating this quick snack I went back to sleep, and spent the entire day sleeping. I didn’t sleep consistently for the entire day but I would wake up after a couple of hours of snoozing to check the time, but invariably I would fall asleep again.
When I did finally wake up for the day it was 3:30, and I eventually went to the gym around 4:40 pm.
I started my workout with 15 minutes on the Concept2 rower, I was actually trying to just row 3000 meters, but ended up rounding the time off to 15 minutes. After my warm-up I stretched and got started on the bench press.
I wasn’t sure if I would be able to the straight bench with my splint, and my stitches. Here’s how my work went:
- 135 lbs 5 reps warm-up
- 155 lbs 5 reps warm-up
- 165 lbs 3 reps warm-up
- 175 lbs 3 reps
- 175 lbs 3 reps
- 175 lbs 3 reps
- 180 lbs 3 reps
- 185 lbs 3 reps
After the bench I did four rounds of ciruit training which involved doing a farmers walk, incline bench press, sit-ups, and jump rope.
- 60 lbs farmers walk
- 60 lbs x 10 reps incline bench press
- 25-sit ups
- 50 single jump rope
I repeated the above pattern increasing the weight with the dumbbells for the farmers walk, and incline press. With each set of weight increase I lowered the number of reps. The sit-ups stayed the same, and I did 50 single under jump ropes for one more round, but did 100 single unders the last two rounds.
The final part of my strength training today, I decided to a tabata session with the heavy rope, kettle bell swings, and jump rope. Tabata is a method of interval training which involves doing intense work for 20 seconds, resting 10 seconds and repeating this pattern for 8 cycles.
I did each exercise for 4 cycles, which ultimately had me working the Tabata format for 12 minutes. When I finished my final round of jump rope, my legs were exhausted, but I felt it necessary to do some cardio on the Arc Trainer.
I did a session of treading. I worked my first cycle of intense work with the Arc Trainer set at resistance level 80, and an incline of 20. I kept the resistance and incline at these levels for each of my work cycles, when it came time to recovery I reduced the resistance to 40, but only lowered the incline to 10.
After a strange week thus far, I feel good about my workout today. I’m not sure why I was so out of it all day, but I really needed all the sleep that I had today.
I’m still pretty out of it, so no great insight today…other than when it’s time to rest I think I should rest.
Fight Gone Bad Double Dollar Days!
I am so close to getting the $500 bonus matching donation from my parents.
I just need $205 more dollars and we will reach $3000 for the entire event.
Thanks everyone who has made some awesome donations, I am amazed at the generosity people have shown, especially in the cases of people I haven‘t seen in many years, thank you so much. I want to again say thank you, thank you everyone.
Now let’s show my silly parents we mean business…
If you don't know already…
I'm Involved With Fight Gone Bad! A CHARITY WORKOUT WHERE YOU RAISE MONEY FROM PEOPLE YOU KNOW! SO I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD HELP ME!!
Fight Gone Bad is a workout named by an MMA fighter who when finished with it said it was like a fight gone bad, and Crossfit has dedicated a day this month for all Crossfit affiliates to get together and do the workout while raising money for three charities.
Fight Gone Bad Consists of:
The following five exercises for one minute each, with a one minute rest between rounds and three total rounds.
- Wall-ball: 20 pound ball, 10 ft target. (Reps)
- Sumo deadlift high-pull: 75 pounds (Reps)
- Box Jump: 20" box (Reps)
- Push-press: 75 pounds (Reps)
- Row: calories (Calories)
The charities invovled are:
The event is supposed to be on the 17th of September, yet my affiliate Potomac Crossfit is holding the event on September 24th 2011. In an effort to overcome feeling like a fat guy I am going to do the event.