Not sleepin'

With the finishing date for the new building looming in the next 4 weeks, my old meet prep focus returned. I forgot how zoned in I get and how my attitude gets tight and short. I zip in on what needs to be done and it is very hard to pull away unless things are handled.  My main issue is just trying to plan a good execution of moving without too many hiccups. I am getting a little closer but also trying to have some plan b things as well.  In the old days of yonder, you just really could not talk to me or be around me at these meet/comp times.  This time around I float in and out. Working on breathing and activations seems to check it better but, I am waking up and the brain is getting turned on and I am up for a couple of hours working out things.  It used to be just a emotional battle where I take it all personal and fight with myself. Now it about 50/50. That is good for me with some reduced stress.   Basically,  I can't control everything and at some time I just say that is all I can do.

I had not had a issue with the construction company really at all till the last couple of weeks where they were acting like there wasn't room in the budget for some things. Well that is not even close.  I picked this company because they did a good job and worked with me on everything to make it happen.  I know I am paying a premium for what I am getting. But I wanted it the way I wanted it without any disruption to business  so they have handled it all.   I have been  really happy with the results so far. As we anything, there are always issues and problems on projects like this.  We took some stuff off and added a few things here and there. I changed my mind on a couple of things. Nothing major and to me still within allowances or so I thought.   I built in for solar power as well and the avoidance on that continued to the point where I asked the project manager point blank what was going on. He finally said you will have to take it up with the guy I did the contract with.   I text him and he says yeah I have been meaning call you so we can set up a meeting to go over cost overruns. My thought was "meaning to?". We are almost done!

I am usually a worst case scenario guy and go to Pluto on the jack scale and ride there till the resolution is had one way or another.  This is where I am still 50/50 in and out of that. This is good for me. Not as many waiting on pins and needles or screamy fits.  So either these things are working for me or I am just getting dulled to it.  Meeting on THursday with the builder so wish me luck!

10/18

Activations

5 min sets

Planks

Reverse hyper 2x2.5 mins

RDL. Could not go the 5mins yet on this one. Broke it down into what I could take.

Prowler busted its axle so had to drag sled for a lap with 5 plates using the upper body straps.  Cardio wise, close to prowler. It will have to do for now.

10/17

Activations

Prowler 1 lap 45lb per arm

 

10/16

Activations with 10 minutes or so of BT gut static work. Worked on breathing  during this time.  Could not quite get what I wanted for time on last two of 5 rounds I took the 120lb ex wife Bt roller off me and my time jumped up to the 2 min and 2:15.

5 minute sets

Narrow neutral grip pull downs.  This did not go as planned so it was 2 or 3 minute plus sets.

Band push downs

Seated front and rear delts with very light fat bells

Bench light work 8x3 with 30 seconds rest per set, then a 5 minute press set

Prowler 1 lap with 45lb per arm 7:20, 1 lap walk off. Not my best but alittle focused anger going on. Normally head is neutral  parallel to ground but for some reason I kept pulling my head up and leaving it there. Breathing control was not fantastic but it wasn't awful either.

10/15

Activations

1 lap prowler with 45lb per arm.

10/14

Reverse hyper 2x12, then two 2.5 minute sets

Hammer leg press in the sky. Several sets x 6 reps. One set light for 5 minutes.

1 lap prowler 45lb per arm. Decent time

10/13

Activations and breathing work

Super set Suspension strap push ups and inverted rows 10 rounds with 3x8 per exercise. 240 reps each way

Band pullaparts supersetted with Poliquin flyes using fatty bells this time.  6 rounds of 10 on the Pull aparts and 5 to 8 on the flyes(they sorta really suck)

10/12

Activations

Wim Hoff breathing work.  Got the ebook awhile back and had been off and off practicing. The wife got me the video course and there were some spud misinterpretations so I have been working on correcting them. Not way off but some differences.   This is week two.  Increased my breathe hold time to two minutes from 1:00 to 1:15.  On my own it is was not as good as I get distracted but using the videos it was two minutes pretty easily.

One lap prowler. No PRs today, just wanted to focus on a couple techniques there.

10/11

Activations

5min sets

Reverse hypers 2.5 minx2,

Box squats with Duffalo

Close stance leg pres

Prowler 1 lap 45lb per arm-6:45 min lap(best so far) , 1 lap walk off.

 

 

10/10

Activations and prowler push

1 lap 45lb per arm for 7:19 time, down another 25 sec or so.  1 lap no weight nonstop, 1 lap walk off

10/9

Activations

5 mins sets again, some I made. Some I had to pause briefly

Tsunami bar pulldown

Fat Bell press

Standing rope pulls

Hanging abs

Poliquin Flyes.  I had never done them this way with the elbows floating towards the ears and rotating them away from your body towards the end. A unique stretch I had not felt in a long time.  Got it from Mark Bell's old repost on facebook. Pretty cool.

1 lap prowler 45lb per arm 7:48, 1 lap walk off

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