I have made many a resolution, drawn up countless fitness regimes, made pronouncements on the internet as well as signing up for a plethora of races and challenges with varying results.
I thought my last attempt, which above all else stressed keeping it simple and being realistic about achievable goals would be successful.
However, as it turns out, I realistically need two days to recover from my Sand Bag workout, especially since I'm also regularly doing jiujitsu and yoga and ideally would be doing some aerobic fitness as well.
Thus even trying to be consistent with just three workouts a week hasn't worked.
The weekend was a blur with Cindy returning after being gone on a job for the last several months, as well as looking for a new place to live and then there was the recent addition of our latest member to the family, a little 11 week old rescue pup named Prince; more on that to follow.
I pushed my Saturday workout off to Sunday and then procrastinated even more and decided to do it on Monday.
Monday got turned upside down when we found out that after we successfully passed our home inspection we could arrange to pick up Prince, which we did latter that day.
I did manage to get to jiujitsu class which turned out to be a very intense class with a lot of 10 minute rolls; aka sparring sessions.
But I was determined to complete a Sand Bag work out.
I only managed to make it half-way through before petering out.
Session 4- 11/17/2014
Sandbag Clean and Press- 60 lbs 12 reps
Squat with Sandbag on Shoulder - 90 lbs.13 reps on each side
Sandbag Deadlift and Shoulder Shrug- 90 lbs 16 reps
Sandbag Curl- 50 lbs.12 reps
Push up with sandbag on your back - 20 lbs 12 reps
Squat with sandbag held at arm's length overhead-30 lbs 10 reps
Good morning exercise with sandbag on shoulders- 60 lbs. 16 reps
Sandbag upright row- Didn't Happen
Front Raise with sandbag -Didn't Happen
Sit-ups (no weight)- Didn't Happen
Side Bends with light sandbag on shoulders - Didn't Happen
Wrestler's bridge- Didn't Happen
Working Smarter and Harder
I took two days off and decided to do my routine in the beginning of the day rather than at then end of a 12+ hour day. I ended up with one of my best Sand Bag Workouts to date.
Session 5- 11/20/2014
Sandbag Clean and Press- 60 lbs 14 reps
Squat with Sandbag on Shoulder - 90 lbs.15 reps on each side
Sandbag Deadlift and Shoulder Shrug- 90 lbs 20 reps
Sandbag Curl- 50 lbs.14 reps
Push up with sandbag on your back - 20 lbs 14 reps
Squat with sandbag held at arm's length overhead-30 lbs 15 reps
Good morning exercise with sandbag on shoulders- 60 lbs. 18 reps
Sandbag upright row- 30 lbs. 20 reps; 50 lbs 13 reps
Front Raise with sandbag - 30 lbs. 12 reps
Sit-ups (no weight)- 30 reps
Side Bends with light sandbag on shoulders - 30 lbs. 25 reps each side
Wrestler's bridge- 60 seconds
2 or 3 or We'll See
Part of me wants to commit to a specific 2-day-a-week routine; maybe Mondays and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday, and I may in the end try to implement and stick to that decision; but for now given how influx everything still is I'm thinking of keeping more to a two-day off policy. That will regularly land a workout on the weekend which can get trick at times. I'll see how it goes.