A Little Slower With My Lifting Today Since It's Very Humid

I woke up this morning feeling good. As soon as I left he air conditioned bedroom I was just pouring sweat and have been that way since. I turned on the air conditioner in the garage and that certainly helps a lot but between the sun shining in, warm floor and movement I still sweat quite a bit. Thankfully it’s not too hot as of yet today but I suspect that will be changing. On the plus side it looks like we should get thunderstorms later on today!

Today’s lifting session in the garage gym started out with lighter front squats at only 200 pounds. They felt great today. Not a bit tough like the other day. I guess my legs are recovering now. Anyways I figured with it being light for me and that they felt good I’d go ahead and do five sets of five for the two extra sets. They looked great and I just plain felt good afterwards.

Next up I had strict presses to do. For these shoulder presses the program called for three sets of five of them at 110 pounds. They’re pretty light and felt great so I went ahead and did five sets for more volume. They weren’t difficult at all. Strangely enough while my arm felt a little tight with them it felt like a normal tightness. I guess maybe that’s improving.

Lastly for my strength today it was deadlift day! These deadlifts were pretty heavy at 275 pounds so I kept it to singles. The other reason for that is if I choose to do today’s WOD it’s going to include deadlifts. The lifts themselves looked at felt great. I feel like I could have probably done these for triples today but chose not to with the WOD I am expecting to do.

Later on I did today’s WOD. Deadlifts, pull ups and rowing. What a grip killer. The high heat and humidity didn’t help me. The fact that I did the heavy deadlifts this morning wasn’t helpful either. I did worse on the WOD than the goal time. Much slower but I expected that and I’m okay with it. I did the 12 pull ups and here I can’t kip very well due to low bar but at the same time I wanted to push myself a bit and now get too comfortable with sticking with the lower reps strict pull up version. My hands were so sweaty I was a challenge to hold onto both the pull up bar and the barbell.

Music for today’s strength was Reverend Bizarre.

All in all it was a pretty good day in the gym. I can’t complain.

Now it looks like there’s a line of thunderstorms approaching. Earlier when I did the WOD we got missed by a short line that was off to the north. That would be a nice way to cap off this hot day plus it would knock the temperature down a good bit and it’s too late for it to really go back up a whole lot. On the negative side though, it will increase the humidity.