Wild couple of days since I got back from Orlando...as you know, it's been crazy cold all over...and that made for a slow ride back from Toronto to Stratford on Thursday. I went to pick up my puppy and bring him back to the city from Grandma's place.
While I was there, we hit the dog park for a walk. Unlike most people, I don't mind the cold, mostly because I love seeing how much fun Bally the Dog has in the snow. He could live out there in foot high snow. Sometimes when we go for walks he just stops, lies down, and starts eating snow. Happy as can be.
After the dog walk, I hit the Stratford YMCA for a workout.
1) Bench Press
2A) DB Chest Press
2B) BB Row
3A) DB Incline
3B) Underhand Inverted Row
3C) Cable External Rotations
Then we drove all the way back to Toronto (way too much driving in just one day!). Then last night at 10pm, POOF!, there goes the power. And without power, you have no heat.
So I bundled up, crawled into bed, and pulled Bally the Dog over me like an extra blanket, and managed to make it through the night. But when I woke up, it was 11 degrees Celcius (51 degrees F), IN MY BEDROOM!
Fortunately the power came back on for me at 7am, and things are back to normal. I know it sounds crazy to anyone that we Canadians would choose to live in this climate, but I like it. I like having 4 seasons (although if it were up to that lil' stinker, Bally the Dog, we'd just have one - Winter all the time!).
I also did a squat workout today because I can't do a regular workout tomorrow, since I have the Turbulence Training seminar to do in Mississauga...it's going to be a blast!
So here's what I did today...
1) Power Clean
3A) Front Squat
3B) Face Pull
4A) Back Extension
4B) Hanging Knee Raise
After my workout, I had a tall hot chocolate from Starbucks (with whipped cream). And I drank it outside in the freezing cold, so that it would cool down faster and so I could basically chug it.
New 4-week workout program starts next week,
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS