I'm no scientist, but I'd say, "yes." It has been very hot and humid here lately and apparently that zaps some of the body's (at least mine) performance capability. Or, maybe I'm just soft and I love my AC. If I were'nt so cold natured that might be more plausible, but anything less than 72 degrees and I'm starting to get chill bumps. Maybe it has more to do with dehydration than the actual temperature. Don't know; I'll think more on this later.
I've been taping 2 and half pound plates to the bottom of my kettlebells over the last few weeks in order to allow myself to slowly build my way up for presses and other kbell grinds. I would like to press the Beast one day, but I don't need to be in a hurry about it. I should take my time, right? Anyway, I had worked up to pressing my 32kg kettlebell w/ 5 extra pounds to it quite easily. So, I got a new toy this week; a 36kg kettlebell! I will now work at owning this weight and then slowly start taping plates to it!
Having said all that, training has been going well:
I phase in am. Some hip work through day. R-phase in pm. (lots of time at the fire station...)
Snatches w/ 24kg: 12/12 x 9
B1 - Pole pulls w/ 2" rope: 100 ft x 5
B2 - Pushups w/ ft up: 10 x 5
R-phase in am @ standard speed
I-phase in pm.
A lot of people came by the fire station with baked goods today. Very nice of them. I didn't partake...
A1 - C&P w/ 36kg!: 1/1, 2/2, 1/1 x 3 rounds
A2 - Pull-ups w/ 16kg: 2, 3, 4 x 3 rounds
B2 - Pistol w/ 16kg: 1/1, 2/2, 1/1, 2/2, 1/1
B3 - Windmill w/ 32kg top hand & 16kg bottom hand: 1/1, 2/2, 1/1, 2/2, 1/1
Lots of hand work today. Ran some sprints for S-phase prep.
I phase in the morining.
R-phase in the evening.
Oh, been wearing Yoga toes a little everyday. They're quite a fashion statement.