Wednesday, January 12, 2011

More modifying...

3 rounds for time of:

6 Muscle-ups
30 Wallball shots (Men 20 lb ball, Women 14 lb ball)
12 Handstand push-ups
15 Power cleans (Men 135 lbs, Women 85 lbs)

My time: 25:05, modified as follows:

Subbed 12 bar dips for muscle ups (normal sub is pull-ups & dips, but my back isn't allowing for pull-ups just yet)
Subbed 12 regular push ups for HSPU

Used 65 lbs for the power cleans

I was discussing with Breck this morning that after my back heals up, I will not be going super heavy on deadlifts anymore. The recovery time from an injury is just too long, and takes too much away from the rest of my workouts, and althought I dearly love deadlifts, it's just not worth it to be injured.

I know part of it is an age thing, and it is humbling to me to admit my limitations. The sky is not the limit anymore, at least on deadlifts.

Now, this is not to say I'm just giving up. I'll still go heavy and do Rx weights in the workouts, but trying anything huge on a 3 rep max will just not be a goal for me anymore. I don't need the injury, I don't need the down time, and I don't need weeks on end of modifying workouts because my ego tells me to go heavy. "Train Smart"!


  1. I have said goodbye to heavy deadlifts already, and good riddance!! I have never been without pain from them, and with my back issues, I only do them with very manageable weight.

    Instead of just picking the weight off the ground, let's do cool shit like throw it over our heads instead! Nothing's sexier than a heavy snatch! :-D

  2. Amen to that, and I cannot wait to get back to heaving stuff overhead again. :)