Being in a shed sized metal building in the middle of nowhere North Dakota by yourself for 30 straight hours (awake) can be stressful. Especially when you’re working equations and conducting tests the entire time. I seriously did not sit down last night. I was in and out of freezing rain and chilled and wet to the bone. So, this afternoon when I finally had some down time, what did I do?
I have a theory on work vs training. Everyone says training or exercise is “stress relief”, right? If you are under a lot of stress at work, you must relief all of this stress to get back to a normal state. Therefore,
Hard day at work + A hard workout = 0
Most people see it the other way around… They are blinded.
I brought out the jump rope and I had intentions of destroying an intense skipping session.
Using the sprint-in-place style:
1:00 On – as fast as possible
30 seconds rest
30 seconds On – as fast as possible
15 seconds rest
I typically do this workout at least once a week with not too much trouble, but today was different. The dome where the fitness center is located on site is heated to about 100 degrees – seriously. I felt like I was in a sauna and had a couple of questionable moments during rest intervals where I thought about hurling. Needless to say, it was rough, but I needed it! I finished up with:
Inverted Pullups 5 x 5
One arm Pushups 5 x 10