Workout: December 8, 2014

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Monday Time Crunch

My son’s new morning swim practice schedule has made getting my StrongLifts Advanced workout completed a challenge. I have maybe a little over an hour now on Mondays and Wednesdays in the morning as his practice is from 5:30am to 6:30am. The first four weeks of the cycle call for five sets of five reps for all three exercises. This is for the “working weight” and does not include the warmup sets. The issue for me is getting the rest time my body needs between sets when the working weight is heavy–often times a full 5 minute rest.

Like today for example, the working weight for squats was 245 lb., so, with five minutes rest in between sets, assuming the lift takes one minute, just the working sets would take 25 minutes. Add in the warmup, and squats will take over a half hour. Ditto that for bench press and Pendlay rows and there was no way to finish in time.

No big deal though, because my son also has a two hour swim practice in the evening from 5:30pm to 7:30pm so I can finish anything I didn’t get to in the morning. Yes, I spend LOTS of time at the local YMCA! :)

I hope you were able to get a workout in today if your plan called for it and, as always…

Be smart in the kitchen and a beast in the gym!


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