June is Fast Approaching!

3 Apr

I’m pretty excited for my meet. Just 9 weeks left till I’m up on the platform again! Feels like it’s been forever.

Weight is fairly stable. Fluctuating between 129 and 134 lbs. on average. It all just depends on how much carbs I’m eating and whether or not I’m drinking enough water. WHICH, by the way, needs some serious attention. I definitely need to get myself one of those 1L water bottles again.

Here’s Monday’s and Tuesday’s workouts (since I didn’t get a chance to post)

THE CUBE – Week 6, Day 1

 

Mid-Shin Box Pulls:

135×5

175×3

205×2

225×1

250x3x2

 

Sumo Speed Pulls:

135×3

155×2

175×2

205×2

220x8x2

 

One-Arm DB Rows: (No straps)

40x2x20

 

Bulgarian Split Squats: (deep, light; pause at bottom for 2-3 seconds)

20’sx3x10

 

Planks:

1×1:30

 

 

THE CUBE: Week 1, Day 2

 

Floor Press:

bar x bunch

65×5

75×3

85×3

90x6x2

 

Close-Grip Bench: (paused 1″ off chest)

75×5

85×3

90x3x8

 

Incline DB Press: 

25’sx8

30’sx3x15

 

Machine Pressdowns: (light)

1×100

 

Standing DB Press:

25’sx6

20’sx3x6

 

Planks:

1×1:30

 

CONDITIONING:

Battle ropes, on and off intervals for about 7-10 minutes.

 

 

NOTES:

So, my core strength sucks balls. I haven’t been paying as much attention to it as I probably should have. Anyway, that said I have been missing sets of planks here and there. Really need to just focus in on them.

Kept the Bulgarians light since I had strained my glute on those semi-recently and wanted to make sure it wouldn’t happen again. They felt great though.

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3 Responses to “June is Fast Approaching!”

  1. Wendy Y April 3, 2013 at 11:45 pm #

    So, what meet is this? I’m in BC and there is a provincial meet here on June 9th as well…I was thinking about entering it. It would be my first meet but I’m hesitating because of my nagging piriformis muscles (stared on the right but now the left side is acting up). Any advice? Enter the meet and do the best I can? Or wait for a later meet until the injury calms down/goes away?

    Love your stuff, by the way! 🙂

    • thecookiemonster April 4, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

      This is Nationals in June. I think it’s a CAN/AM but I could be wrong.

      How does it feel? Go by feel until May, and if things aren’t clearing up then perhaps pass up this meet. You do not want to push it if it’s bad. What are you doing as far as recovery goes?

      • Wendy Y April 6, 2013 at 7:27 am #

        It feels fine most of the time, until I start going heavy (squat/deadlift) and it tweaks at lockout. Then, if it’s really bad, it will continue to bug me even at the start of the lift so I can’t stabilize my leg. As instructed by my physiotherapist, I am massaging the glutes with a lacrosse ball (I’ve moved up to that from a foam roller ‘cos the roller isn’t hard enough, lol) and stretching out my hip flexors. I guess I’ll wait a bit and see. I think I’ll order my weightlifting shoes in the meantime! 🙂 (I’ve been eyeing those for awhile now!) Thanks!

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