Sunday, 16 January 2011

Sunday P2 Strength/Power

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.

3 comments:

Asclepius said...

Sun cream 'caused vitamin problem'

Methuselah said...

Perfect example of the fucked-upness of the messaging on this.

Asclepius said...

"Last November, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon said that 20% of children he had checked for bone problems showed signs of rickets.

Professor Nicholas Clarke, of Southampton General Hospital, examined more than 200 children from Southampton for problems caused by a lack of vitamin D and was astonished by the result which, he said, was reminiscent of 17th century England."

Scary when I think how much further south Southampton is than Sheffield!