Yes, that sounds far more romantic than it is. This ship looks like the oldest casino/hotel in Reno, and I’m pretty sure that every person on board has some version of the whooping cough.
I’ll have some more actual posts in the next few days with more details about the Outlaw Open, and other earth-shattering Outlaw stuff, but this is my last night on the road for a bit and it’s made me consider some “truths” about the rest of the world (i.e. not ‘Merica)…
-Riding the streets of Paris on a bicycle is a combination of extreme sport, deathwish, thing of beauty, and the most fun you can ever have. It was also one of the few times I legitimately felt I had the opportunity express my fitness in a real world way…other than lifting couches overhead of course.
-The British motorways are one of the most wonderful things I can imagine. They are orderly, well maintained, and feature a system of speed cameras that no one seems too concerned about. They are especially glorious when you can follow an Aston Martin for an hour or two.
-Iceland is still the coldest place I have ever been, but I miss their internets, coffee, and hamburgers.
-Whenever I would ask people how hard it is to function in France without speaking the language, they would say, “don’t worry, they all speak English.” These people are idiot. No one speaks English. No wonder they hate Americans
-I love traveling, but I miss my jerk boxes and knee wraps.
-When children speak French it sounds like they’re kidding. Apparently they’re not.
-American style developmental strength and conditioning (high school and collegiate level), for all it’s faults, is something that the rest of the world needs. Except maybe with a little less Bench Press.
-I have the best job on earth. Thank you all for allowing me to be on this boat.
1) Every 15 seconds for 5 minutes (21 total reps):
1 Banded Deadlift @ 50% Bar Weight + 20% Band Tension
Notes: The bar should be loaded with 50% of the 1RM Deadlift. Band tension should equal 20% of 1RM at the top of the lift. Judging band weight and setup is explained in this DEMO VIDEO
2) 5X3 Bench Press – heaviest possible, rest 2 plus minutes.
Notes: All reps must be performed with the hips (ass) in contact with the bench.
4 rounds of:
2 min. ME Row for Calories
-rest 1 minute
1 min. Wall Walks
-rest 1 minute
1a) 3X20 “Strict” GH Raise – rest 60 sec. (no swing, start from a position parallel to the floor) Demo Video
1b) 3X20 UB GHD Situps – rest 60 sec.