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Old 02-04-2019, 02:49 AM   #891
Alex Burden
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Location: Stockholm  Sweden
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Re: Its me and it's her (the wife)

Monday morning and the weekend has been long. 2ft of snow to clear from the driveway and the paths from the house, even helped my neighbours, they are in thier late 70's and boy was the snow heavy. This took 75min or so, this i count as an extra workout .

So this morning i was feeling ok, tired in my lower back. Wife was 90%, tired and some muscle soreness, apart from that all good.

Plan - Heavy for time

Warm up
1km or 60 cal row
a lot of band and pipe work

warm up with what was to come

all in all 35min i would say

EMOM 15min

Wife to increase by 5kg, Myself 10kg every min.
We were allowed to rest for any round if we needed too. R=rested that round

45kgs, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, R, 80, R, 85, R, 90, R, 95kgs/209lbs NEW PR

90kg, 100, 110, 120, 140, 150, R, 160, R, 170, R, 180kgs/396lbs NEW PR

After a good warm up it was game on and planning was key for the start weight. Wife was very solid in her lifts and techinque was great. She drove with her heels, chest up and tried to explode with speed from above her knees. fantastic new PR, best lift since Sep 2016... So impressed with her. her goal is to make 100kgs/220lbs.

I was feeling really good and no issues with my knee. The weight was feeling good and my technique and speed above the knees was great. I planned well and hit 180kgs solid new PR (not that high since sept 2016). I did not attempt 190kg and coached the wife.

What a start to the week

EMOM 15min
1 Strict shoulder press + 1 Push jerk

Wife to increase by 2kg, Myself 5kg every min.
We were allowed to rest for any round if we needed too. R=rested that round

Take this as far as you can and once you reach your strict 1rm continue with push jerk only as far as you can.

Wife -
Strict: 19kgs, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, R, 33, R, 35kgs/77lbs
Push jerk: 19kgs, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, R, 33, R, 37kgs/81lbs

Myself -
Strict: 50, 55, 60, 65, R, 70, R, 75kgs/165lbs New PR
Push jerk: 50, 55, 60, 65, R, 70, R, 75, R, 80, R, 85kgs/187lbs

Wife did not complete all of the 15 rounds, she took it as far as she could today. Only 1kg/2lbs from her strict PR which is great. Really solid strict lifts today.

Myself - planned well from the start and hit a great 70kg strict. I was unsure about 75kgs but put my game head on and YES!!! i got it. At the time i did not know this was a new PR. Push jerk was sloppy at 80 but relly good at 85kgs.

Cool down
Clean up a lot of weights and stretch for 20min..

Great start to the week for both of us
Better than today, stronger than tomorrow.

Last edited by Alex Burden : 02-04-2019 at 03:50 AM.
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