posted on June 10, 2020
T’was a hot day in the land of the Northside. As our quarantine was coming to a close some of us braved this heat to begin our training cycles. During the time away many of us (mainly me, Ham) were not able to keep up on our training. Others (CeJ) did, mainly because his girlfriend is tougher than CeJ.
With our return we have decided it’s time for us to train together again. A little history of our relationship, CeJ and I have known each other for 6 years and have trained together many a time. We pretty much know what to expect from one another.
Today is our first “conditioning day” back together again. The plan was 3-5 sets of the following,
Farmers 320 lbs total walked from UF to Building 4 (no clue distance).
5 Box Jumps.
8 D Ball Throws over shoulder 80#.
Luckily our good friend and UF superhero WARD jumped in with us as he thought it looked amusing. The first set was hotter than a pepper sprout (as my southern friends would say). After my first set I placed my body in the shade and top a nap. Set two I began my full body cramps, set 3 was a dark place for me. CeJ decided to remind me that I am a full decade older than he is and he did two more sets.
Morale to the story is when we return be who you are and accept that you may not be ready to train the way you were back in March. The road to strength is a long and windy one, respect the trip and have some fun.
Keep improving my friends.