On the decline….

steve_sumo

On the plane back from Regionals, I watched a little Louis C.K.

During one of his stand up comedy scenes he said, "My days start poorly because of the shape I'm in, because now, also, I'm 42, so I'm getting - I'm really on the decline. There's never going to be another year of my life that was better than the year before."

As a fellow 42 year old, I respectfully disagree.

I discovered CrossFit at around 30, and 2 years later I was fitter than when I was 22.

And now at 42, I'm fitter than I was at 32.

At 52, I fully intend to be fitter than I am now.

It could be that I wont be able to improve specifics elements beyond a certain point - strength, power and speed will be tough.  But I'll continue to work on muscle mass, bodyweight skills,  mobility, mental toughness and other things that I know are still far from tapped out.

Sometimes I think about the power of compound interest and what might have been, if I had socked away $100 a week from the age of 20.  But of course I spent it on travel and experiences.... which I don't actually regret.

But starting to save at ANY age, is better than not saving at all.

Because tomorrow, you'll have more money than today.

Sure, you might not be as wealthy as if you'd started sooner.

Starting to work on your fitness at ANY age, is better than not starting at all.

Deciding to start recording your training results, to track your body comp, your blood work, to visit the dentist more regularly,  learn to meditate, learn a language, take up a new sport, all offer much less return than if you'd started sooner.

But you'll still be better than yesterday.

TRAINING WEEK OF JUNE 6

Tuesday

FITNESS

PERFORMANCE

A.

Sumo Deadlift

Build to a heavy 5, deadstart each rep.

A2.

Goblet Carries

4 x 50m, building

B.

6 Deadlifts

5 Hang Power Cleans

4 Front Rack Rev Lunge, alt.

3 STOH

AMRAP in 5mins

A.

Hang Power Clean + Power Clean + Hang Power Clean

(TnGo)

Build to a heavy set

B.

15 Power Cleans

@ 75% of A.

15 STOH

15 Front Squat

For time

Wednesday

FITNESS

PERFORMANCE

A.

Strict CTB

4 x 5-8 reps

B.

16 DB Rows or Ring Rows

400m Run

E3M x 4

20 Russian Swings 32/24kg

400m Run

E4M x 3

A.

Towel/Rope Pullups

4 x max reps

B.

15 Pullups

400m Run

E3M x 4

20 KB Snatch 24/16kg

400m run

E4M x 3

Thursday

FITNESS

PERFORMANCE

A1.

Dbl KB Front rack Step Ups

5 x 12, alternate legs, building

A2.

Single Leg Romanians

5 x 6-8/leg, building

B.

Goblet Squats

3 x 12, build

Sled Drag, or Prowler/Box Push

3 x 30-50m, build

C.

50/35 cal Row

40 Situps

30 SDHP 32/24kg

20 OH Plate Lunges 20/10kg

10 Burpee Muscle Snatch 20/10kg

AMRAP in 8mins

A1.

Weighted Pistols

5 x 3-5/leg, building

A2.

Single Leg Romanians

5 x 6-8/leg, building

B.

Natural Leg Extensions

3 x 6

Partner GH Raises

3 x 6

Friday

FITNESS

PERFORMANCE

A1.

Strict Press

Build to a heavy 5

A2.

Supinated Bent Row

Build to a heavy 8

A1.

KB Strict Press

Build to a heavy 3-5

A2.

Supinated Bent Row

Build to a heavy 8

B.

In 3 minutes;

100 Double Unders, then max reps Pushpress 40/25kg

REST 2mins

In 3 minutes;

400m Run, then max reps Pushups

REST 2mins

In 3 minutes;

30/20cal Row, then max reps Wallballs 9/6kg

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