Another night, another wild-workout! Week three of a strength/power workout - but with exercises drawn from a different program (P2 group), for variety:
Warm Up (5 mins)
Main (30 mins)
1. Wrist Push Ups (10, 10, 10)
2. Rope Climbing (3, 3, 2/3)
3. Planche (5x3s, 3x6s, 1x21s)
4. Pinch Grip Pull Ups (3, 3, 3)
5a. 321 (4 fng, Frnt 3, Back 3)
5b. Barefoot Kill Carry (2 of)
I couldn't manage the last rep of the rope climb. Both fingers and arms in general were toast! The Pinch-grip Pull Ups were HEAVILY assisted. The 321s were broken up by a Kill Carry (which ensured a four-or-so minute rest between sets).
On the kill carries I got to ruminate on exercise. We exercise to get fit and burn calories - but it is a rather contrived activity. We go to the gym to do 'work' because for many of us, 'work' is bereft from our lives. We can get my with VERY little work.
The double-danger here (as I see it) is because we do not have to expend energy to get food, we are able to indulge in some activities to the point of detriment. Without having to spend serious time and energy on getting your next meal, you have all that energy in you that you can focus (narrowly) on a particular sport. This can lead to serious over-use injury. A consequence of indulgence. Thus I try to select from a broad range of exercises.