Okay, technically today was supposed to be L5D2. But I have a cruddy, frustrating secret I gotta spill.
I HATE LxD2. I just hate it. Call me a baby, whatever -- I don't look forward to it, I bum out when it's that day, and I half-ass it when I'm actually doing it. Love D1, great stuff. D3 is a bruising fitness test, dig it. D2 just feels like scut work. If I'm doing a strength workout, other than pullups, I feel like it should involve free weights. And then I wonder if one strength day with weights is enough. Getting enough cardio/interval stuff with D1/D3, boxing training and running, it feels like. Anybody else ever run into this?
So I gotta figure out what to do about it. Today? I did a modified StrongLift 5x5 workout -- 1 full round of L5D2 to warm up, then --
5x5 squats at 145#
5x5 bench at 135#
1x5 deadlift at 155#
3x5 pullups (failed on last set at 4)
Captain's chair abs
Any thoughts on this? I think I'll be sitting at L5 for a while, that seems about my level of fitness right now -- and maybe my enthusiasm for D2 will grow again -- but any favored substitutions would be most welcome.
Thanks for listening to me complain. All that said, I dig SimpleFit, love what it's doing to my fitness level, and can't say how much I appreciate Kevin's work and and the SF community's input.