I’m doing the 60 Day Lifting Challenge from Columbus Weightlifting. Hit up the garage gym around noon.
- 5:00 Jump Rope and DU
- 45# Snatch Positions
First try using my new 9’4″ Rx Jump Rope (1″ shorter than I’ve been using since this summer) and I nailed 100 unbroken DU! Finally hit the century mark! 🙂 Reeled off a set of 73 the next try.
Power Snatch from above the knee (Demo Video)
These felt really good! I’ve never tried 155# from a hang position before and it was easy. I think I might have done 145# from blocks with the bar starting at the knees, but not a power snatch.
Power Clean from above the knee (Demo Video)
Not as good as the snatches, at least in terms of feel.
Grinder in those last two sets. Doesn’t look as bad on video as it felt when doing the reps.
- 4x with only bodyweight
- 2×4 holding 5# plate
- 4x holding 10# plate
- 4x holding 15# plate
Either I finally figured out how to do GHRs or my hamstrings have gotten significantly stronger in the last two weeks from all of the lifting. I could barely do 5 reps without holding any weight before.
Took a quick shower and headed over to Survival Fitness for open gym.
Warmed up on bench press with:
Then jumped into this workout:
- 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Bench Press (165#)
- 4 C2B Pull-ups
Going unbroken for the set of 10 was a mistake. I think I went 5-4, 3-3-2, 4-3, 3-3, 3-2, 2-2, 3, 2, and 1 on the rest of the bench press sets. Managed to do all sets of C2B unbroken which was the goal. Would have been doubtful to do had I chosen 5 reps instead of 4. Took me 10:47 to finish because of so many breaks in the bench press. This wasn’t part of the 60 Day Challenge programming, but since there no jerks today, I was feeling good, and tomorrow is a rest day I added in the extra work.
- 20s Row for calories
- 10s Active rest (keep the flywheel moving)
As you can see below I screwed up on the 4th work interval, so made so to go for 13 total intervals. Didn’t feel like I pushed hard enough, but that was a solid 3 hours of work.
The program called for “Establish Max Height Box Jump” but I have a mental block that prevents me from making an attempt once I get to a certain height. So I tested my vertical jump instead. On concrete, with no step it was 24″ and taking a step into it with one foot I could get 26″. I wish I could remember what it was back in high school.
Week 2 is in the books, so that’s about 25% done with the challenge. Can’t wait to see what the programming for week 3 looks like.