I am 38 years old today, and in better shape than I have ever been in my life.
Yesterday I discovered a great way to scale and practice pistols. Hold a plate out in front of you. It helps to keep your weight forward so that you don’t fall backwards (which is what normally happens to me when I get really low). Here’s a video:
This is the first time I have ever done pistols without holding on to something stationary. This is progress. I love it. Onto today’s training:
- Front Squat 1RM; 5 x 2 @ 85%
- EMOM 8 Minutes – 2 Pistols
Big Front Squat PR! 275#!! Boom! That’s a nice birthday surprise, and redemption from the shitty back squats on Monday! Reps done at 235# and were tough, but I powered through them. Pistols were done exactly as shown in the above video. Felt great!
Then…the birthday WOD. I started doing this last year (at 37) and decided to add a rep every year:
Buy In: Row for 38 Calories
- 38 Box Jumps (24″)
- 38 Sit Ups
- 38 Kettlebell Swings (53/35)
- 38 Lunges
- 38 Knees to Elbows
- 38 Push Ups
Cash Out: Row for 38 Calories
Finished in 16:05. Clock started before the first row. I don’t think I timed the rows last year, but will from now on. It’s funny how hard rowing a simple 38 calories can be. I’m not sure what the distance was. I’ll have to measure that next time. Anyway, I’m off to enjoy the day…