Summer Strength Day 12
1. Clean and jerk 5-5-3-3-1-1-1
2. Deadlift 5-5-3-3-1-1-1
Last night was the last day of the summer strength program, and I got 2 PR's! I've gotten a 110# clean before, and I got a 110# jerk off the rack once, but I never got 110# sequential clean and jerk (despite many attempts). And I FINALLY broke 200 with my deadlift! Yipeeee! That's been a goal for a long time. It went right up, and of course I tried 205, but after all those reps with heavy weight, I was tired and couldn't make it budge. I feel stronger and I know when I try again for 1 rep maxes on these lifts, without burning out on lots of reps first, I'll be able to go up even more.
It feels badass to be in the 200s for a lift! And deadlift has been my nemesis, especially given that I have absolutely the wrong body type for the lift (longer legs, shorter torso) and not much mass to put behind it. It was sheer will and a lot of unpleasant reps that got me to 200.
Taking three days off, then Monday I'll start back with mostly light fast metcons and lifting interspersed here and there.
- Exhaustive debunking of the China Study by Denise Minger, linked from Free the Animal and Robb Wolf.
- Related: Protein debate between Loren Cordain and T. Colin Campbell (link to pdf) - a fascinating read for any scientist and a great illustration of what good and bad scientific arguments look like (good = based on data, evidence, theory, mechanism, and skepticism, bad = based on emotion, instinct, philosophy, and defensiveness)
- And since this debate is about the role of animal protein in the diet, and this is a knitting blog, here is some knitted meat via Craftzine. I love it when it all comes together!