Hot, Damn Hot


DiversI think several years (6 in total) of living in the UK has lowered my idea of just what a hot day is. Much of the past two weeks has been above 30°C (86°F), and I find myself drowning in sweat much earlier in the workouts. Time to switch to evening workouts I think.

After reading Mike Boyle's piece Strong Athlete, Zero Injuries I've been contemplating the Front Squat a little more than usual. I decided to get comfortable with the Clean Grip first, so the Hang Clean's rapidly becoming my new friend. Now I just need to work on the technique (which currently resembles a reverse curl).

Thursday
Stopped early due to sore wrists (which I imagine is simply from not being used to the movement)

Hang Clean 2x10@20/44, 2x10@30/66
Front Squat 10@30/66

Friday
Sore wrists again - switched to Hack Squat

Hang Clean 5@30/66
Front Squat 2x10@30/66
Hack Squat 2x20@60/132, 2x10@80/176

Saturday

Pull-up (wide grip) 10@bw

Sunday

Hack Squat 2x10@80/176

Monday

Chin-up 15,15,12 @bw
Hang Clean 4x10@20/44, 2x10@25/55, 2x10@30/66

Tuesday

Rack pull (3 holes, sumo) 2x20@60/132, 2x10@80/176
Suitcase deadlift 5@60/132 (each side)

Wednesday

Hack Squat 10@80/176
Total Gym work
Chin-up 2x5@bw, 5x3@+10/22


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