Maybe there really is something to the whole Daylight Savings time hangover thing.
Today, I felt much better. Hit the gym and managed a good nearly hour-long workout. I did nine minutes on the treadmill to get the ol' blood moving, then went through a sort of circuit routine with free weights, machines, and some plyometrics.
I did incline dumbbell bench press (maxed out with 55-pound dumbbells; a new record, I think), followed by some seated cable rows, and dumbbell step-ups. I threw in some cable crossovers, some box jumps with ankle weights, rear delt raises and some side laterals. Not a brutal workout, but decent.
Tomorrow, I'll head out early for the two-hour drive to New Braunfels for jumping practice with the gang -- my fellow Masters vaulters, Cyndy, Jane, Jorge, and Frank. I used to jump with these guys and gals every Sunday, but since I've switched to a training facility much closer to home, I don't get to see them very often. It'll be a lot of fun, as always.
Also, it'll give me a chance to jump at some bars. Where I jump now, I mix myself in with various size groups of teenage vaulters, and because of sheer numbers, I think, they don't use crossbars very often at practice -- partly, at least, to save time.
But with the Texas Senior Games coming up next month, I need to see what I am clearing these days. I've only jumped at a bar twice, I think, since the National Pole Vault Summit in January. I cleared a personal-record 7-9 there, and I'm hoping for 8-6 at the next meet, although I'll be happy with 8-feet and another PR.
Here's a little at-home workout I came across today from menshealth.com. It's a circuit program, designed to be executed with little or not rest in between sets. Repeat each exercise three times.
- Plank (hold for one minute)
- Mountain climbers (30 reps)
- Alternating reverse lunges (20 reps)
- Plank up downs (10 reps)
- Squat jumps (5 reps)
Give it a try, and let me know how it goes.
You can do it ...