Well, last week ended up being a bit of a lazy week really. I like the odd recovery week every so often, but I generally plan for those. This was just a combination of circumstances really.
Anyway, back on track this week. Went to the gym at 0800 this morning - wee bit of mobility work and cardio to warm up, then onto the Smith machine for bench press and squats. I actually don't squat anything like as heavy as I can (my PB is 90kg on the back squat) on the Smith machine as I can't set the bar as comfortably as I like on my back. I much prefer my squat stands and wee Manta ray bar support at home.
Then I worked some dumbbell presses before having a wee shot on a few machines - chest press, shoulder press, seated row and lat pulldown. I'm actually not that much of a fan on resistance machines. I much prefer free weights for their greater range of motion and recruitment of additional muscles. I like the big compound exercises like back squat, deadlift and bench press.
Finished off with a wee charge on the stationary bike then off to work.
In other news, I heard that we did quite well at the Brawl at the Bay cagefighting show yesterday. I couldn't go cos I was on call (and had to come on campus as well!). Out of 3 fighters taking part, we had a win, a disqualification(!) and a loss. I'm told that the disqualification probably should have been a warning followed by a win, but hey, referee's decision counts. The win that we had came in 30 secs flat - a standing rear naked choke. It's Joe's signature move but the first time he's pulled it off in actual competition.
So much celebration :=)
Krav class tonight and combat sport tomorrow.
Podcast episode 21: Martial arts as systems
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