It’s hot in Southern Ontario, muggy, humid.
Yesterday’s morning warmup included kettlebell complex, strength: deadlift (3×5) and wod of amrap in 15 min of 8 handstand pushups, 16 kettle bell swings and 32 double unders. Even at 6am it was starting to heat up.
I was right, the hspu was so much easier from the angled box as my apron was able to get out of the way. Finally able to get close to a real hspu from the box, ie write hand/shoulder positions. Long way from a hspu but felt good to be able to finally start to do the effort.
Given I can’t do double unders that meant 96 skips (3to1 ratio). Skipping seemed to go better again, as a couple of times I was able to do more than 50 in a row.
For deadlift, I had gone up to 5x of 175 , which is just over 85% of my 205PR.
Now, at the end, everyone was wiped, it is just so warm out. Looked around and everyone was flat out on their back, just breathing.
Last night, I went to AquaFit at the local outside pool. What a glorious night to be in the water. Two friends joined me who do various forms of exercise (biking, swimming, etc). It was a long time since I have done an aquafit program. I had forgotten about using the water for resistance. It felt a lot like the stretching that we do for lifting…really felt good.
I’m thinking that the AquaFit will be a nice way to add another workout to my week without adding strain. Lots of fun, good people, and beautiful environment (watching the clouds as doing a “hike” across the pool.
What is nice is that my body is now getting to the point where it is strong enough to do two workouts in a day.
Today is my rest day.