Good weather = good training

3 Jun

It’s natural as the weather improves I find it natural to want to train outdoors. Whilst not all equipment is easily moved outdoors, there is quite a lot you can do. Running outside is an obvious example, which I have done a couple of times in the last few days, but an effective WOD can often be set up outdoors too.

In a slightly back to front order, I’ll describe today’s lunchtime session first. Along with an increasingly dedicated member of the FitTrain, I did ‘Helen’ outside. We are lucky enough to have a rig outside at work, but this could also be done on a set of swings at the local park?


Run 400m
21 KB Swings 1.5 pood
12 pull-ups

The video shows CrossFit Central doing this WOD.

After a couple of minutes recovery, we did 5 minutes of ‘Cindy’. Normally a 20 minute AMRAP but we were pushed for time.


20 minute AMRAP
5 pull-ups
10 push-ups
15 squats

This was all done outside, and all we needed to move was a kettlebell each.

The last 3 days have been hectic, busy with DIY at home, lots of training and a lot on at work. My blog has been somewhat neglected, along with my twitter. What has been good is my diet and training. Along with my WODs, I have done a lot of power training, especially on Deadlift which has been in decline lately.

Sunday contained one session, but a good one; 5×5 on Deadlift followed by a WOD

5 rounds time each round:
30ft bear crawl 35kg
5 push press 40kg
10 bent over row 40kg
5DB Deadlift 40kg (each)
8 lunge steps 40kg
Rest 1 minute between rounds.

I know this blog has lacked some of the detail and order of others, but truth be told, I’m struggling to recall my weekend. I will mention before I finish, the power session I have done this evening. A simple but effective:

5×5 Deadlift
5×5 Push press
5×5 Back squat

I managed to get up near PRs on all lifts after breaking my Helen PR by a lot earlier.

A great 3 days of training was, as always, prefuelled, fuelled and refuelled by PPS Nutrition. I honestly attribute my continued progress almost as much to them as I do to hard work.

Next time I will endeavour to follow a more logical layout and find a little more time to write. Until then, enjoy the weather and hopefully a little training in it!


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