I've always HATED conditioning.
I have spent lots of years just lifting heavy....it's therapy for me.
Now, at age 47, I realize that I look like the guy that ate the guy I used to be. I've become the strong fat guy, and I don't like it.
Along came Dan John's 10,000 Swings program, so I decided I'm doing it and getting my fat ass in better shape....it's only 20 workouts....no problem...right??
Yesterday, 9-30-2013, I made myself a T-handle, psyched myself up, and went after it!
The plan was to put five 10 lb. plates on the T-handle (which ended up being 57 lbs.), and do front squats with 205 (75% of my front squat 1RM). Things went south pretty quickly.
-1st round: Made it through, but was sucking wind BIG TIME! In worse shape than I thought.
-2nd round: Had to break up the 50 swings with short rests because hips decided to seize up.
-3rd round: Dropped down to 47 lbs. on swings, rest periods longer, broke the 50 up again.
-4th round: Head is throbbing! Had to break up the 25 and 50 swings. On set of three front squats, hit the hole on the first rep and my body said "that's enough of that shit" so I left it on the safety pins and finished the round.
-5th round: Swings only...pretty sure I'm going to die at this point. Took forever.
Finished in 1 hour 18 minutes. Pitiful. Took 10 minutes to catch my breath, don't even remember driving home.
TODAY: Hands, traps, feet, and hips are fried, and I'm dragging ass. Will do workout #2 later, and put in another update.