Today's circuit was easy, in terms of understanding.
5 strict press
5 strict chins (weighted if possible)
At each station we had 1:30 to get our 5 reps in. Then we had :30 seconds for transitions. I tried to start the day at 75 but, we haven't been doing much strength work lately and my form was rough. I was arching my back and had really poor form. I also started with a 10 lb weight vest. By round 2 my strict dropped to 65, although I kept the vest for another round. By round 3, I kept the strict at 65, and took off the vest. It was just too much and I'm way too weak. I finished rounds 4 and 5 with the same weights. Now, what was interesting was how Jerry found the totals for this one. Take your strict weight, times 5 (reps per round) then times 5 again (number of rounds) and get your strict total. Then take your body weight, plus weight used from the chiins and mulitply by 5 (reps in round) and then by 5 again (number of rounds). This gives you your chin total. Then add together for your overall total.
Basically, today it paid NOT to be a skinny minny. My overall total today was 5,675. Not nearly as high as it should be. School and my new schedule are really taking a toll. I feel awful because I feel like I'm making excuses, but the truth is, I really feel awful. I haven't had a workout where I felt good in two weeks. I didn't want to admit it, but I nearly quit on Murph. Fatigue, exhaustion, stress... everything caught back up to me in 1 week. 1. What the hell am I going to do in 3 weeks? 4? 35 weeks? All I know is that I seriously feel like poo, and it's really bugging me that I can't keep up with everything and everyone. I know I've not been leaving comments and reading blogs and checking in and harassing and I'm sorry. But I've been going for 18 hours straight today, and something just has to give. :(
Hopefully this week, I will come up with thought provoking blog... or at least a more upbeat one... :(