8 from great, not hard “core”

Screen-shot-2011-02-15-at-11.36.53-PM[1]I started off my workout today as I have been starting off my Friday workouts for a couple months, with a 1 set max attempt at push ups.  Each week I have been trying to add one measly rep to my total.  It is getting increasingly grueling to keep up the +1 routine.  Today I once again established a second all time best in reps, cranking out 67 reps, one more than last week.  I am ONLY 8 reps away from my all time best of 75 but those 8 reps are going to be very, very painful and require a couple months more work.

All week I have been having lower back pain related to the 5 hours of shed pressure washing I did on Monday.  As a result I kept my core work today on the less extreme side, leaving movements like dragon flags and ab wheel roll outs off the menu.  Both of those moments put a lot of stress in an area I do not need right now.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

67 push ups

Hanging knee raises x 20

Standing dowel trunk rotations x 20

Hanging knee raises x 20

Standing dowel trunk rotations x 20

Hanging knee raises x 20

Standing dowel trunk rotations x 20

Cybex seated weighted ab crunch – 100lbs x 10

Cybex seated rotary oblique – 90lbs x 10

Cybex seated weighted ab crunch – 115lbs x 8

Cybex seated rotary oblique – 110lbs x 8

Cybex seated weighted ab crunch – 130lbs x 6

Cybex seated rotary oblique – 130lbs x 6

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