June 7, 2011

Filed under: Starting Strength — Gillian @ 1:32 PM

Video – June 7, 2011
iPod/iPhone Video – June 7, 2011

It’s good to get back in the gym after a day of rest. We started incorporating some of the Mobility WOD work created by our friend Kelly Starett. I personally have noticed a difference in only two short days, and Gillian said today, “…it’s kind of weird to feel things moving around in a way they haven’t moved in a while…” It now seems foolish not to do it…

We’re at Naval Air Station North Island on Coronado, and the weather is beautiful, the temperature is awesome, and our room is literally 25 feet from the Pacific Ocean beach. We headed over to the “Main Fitness Center” today since we were only squatting and benching. It has been a while since either one of us has worked out in a “fitness center”. We were in two of the squat racks which are positioned all the way on the back side of the “fitness center” about 20 feet from “stretching and abdominals” sign (an area designated for stretching and abdominals one would assume). The squat racks faced a clear glass wall which looked into the “group exercise area” which had a class going on at the time we were squatting. Talk about a challenge to focus! You can hear the class instructor in the background of the video during Gillian’s squat sequence. There were a few ladies that stopped and gaped at Gillian as she did her set of 5 backsquats at 240lbs.

Lifting iron instead of rubber is fun…nothing like the sound of two 45lb metal plates when are put on the bar together. (Call me a geek, but I enjoy certain simple pleasures – whatever!)

No fractional plates, so Gillian had to make a larger than normal jump on the bench. Previously, all jumps were 2 or 3 pounds, this had to be a 5 pound jump…you may recall that she did 180lbs for a set of 5 on the bench last Tuesday, that put her at 185 vice 183 today…

Tomorrow we will head to and do our front squat, snatch, and clean & jerk. Looking forward to it.

In strength,

Mac

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