Sunday, January 06, 2008

Over the past 2 years of powerlfiting I have really developed the ability to sweat like a guy. I mean sweat dripping down the brow, big stains under the arms, running down the back kinda sweat. I smell like I have been working out too. I am very comfortable with this, cause I am a power chick. I wear dark t-shirt and pants to soak it up, and they come in handy to wipe the chalk on, or the ocassional grease etc. It is not a pretty sport.

However today at the Powerlifitng Club I out did myself. It was a very humid day here in Brisvegas and the club has no aircon (hardcore man). I could have rung my t-shirt out, and was very distracted during my squatting by the constant dripping down the cleavage and back. I felt like I had been in the sauna. So there is only one thing to be done and that is to take a few t-shirts with me next session.

My first session back was tough, and while my knee held up very well with no pain, I have a niggling upper quad tightness that is effecting my depth. I am still struggling with the new squat technique and couple that with the quad issue it was a very challenging session. Today was a Dynamic lower body session (speed training @ 50-60% 1 rm) - although it was anything but dynamic!

I trained as follows;

Box squats 40-45kgs 4 sets of 6 reps

Deadlift 70kgs 8 sets of 2 reps

Glute hamstring raises 2 sets of 6 reps

abs - 3 sets with medicine ball 12 reps

103 days to go!!



Anonymous said...

You really are Wonder Woman. Im so impressed that you managed a whole session in a gym with no aircon today. I went a walk this morning round Brisbane and quickly retreated to the safety of the air con.

Combat Girl said...

Hi LIsa,

I know the feeling re the sweat. I walk out of Combat DRENCHED!! When I teach some of my participants just look at me and I tell them that if they're not sweating they're obviously not working hard enough LOL!

Hope your injuries heal up.

Have a great week.


Raechelle said...

Wow-Great workout! I love to sweat too...which is fortunate since our gym doesn't have aircon either and the humidity is just stifling right now-but frankly, I don't really feel like I had a very good workout if I don't sweat LOL!
Have a great day!

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