I wasnt feeling so hot this morning because I didn’t sleep so well. Kept waking up and tossing and turning. Not sure what thats all about — normally I sleep like a baby. I wonder if it’s part of my gluten detox.

Today at boot camp, Mikey lowered the weights on the hang snatch squat from 65lb to 45lb standard and what a difference that made.  I often feel at camp that the weights are too heavy for me. When they are too heavy, I tend to stop and restart over and over again instead of constantly moving.  I always wear a HR monitor and I noticed the higher the weights I use for certain movements, the less calories I burn. I am torn by this because on one hand I know I am building muscle, but on the other hand I want to burn calories and the lower the weight, the more reps I can do, the more cals I burn. I am not talking about a light weight either. Just lighter than what he tends to give me.  A 45lb hang snatch squat is not easy but its a hella lot easier than 65lb one!

Click on the link to see step by step instructions on how to do a hang snatch squat.

Checkpoint Push Up

One exercise we did today that you can try easily at the local gym or even at home is a Checkpoint push up. I used 25lb dbs but you could even forgo the dumbbells if you are just starting out.

1 Jump down into a push up position

2 Spread your legs

3 Bring them together again

4 Do a push up while holding onto the dbs if you use them,

5 On the way up — grab them and stand up

and do it again, and again and again….