I am preparing to do this in a couple of months. I would love to tell you that I put serious thought into my training and decided that working out with Tripp and Jack would be the best way for me to prepare for this ordeal but that would be a blatant lie. I started working out with them because it is fun. The fact that I have gotten stronger and that I push a lot harder is just a side benefit.
This week we have done prowler pushes and a horrible thing called a complex. Oh, I forgot about the slam balls. Side note: Slam balls are much worse than they appear. This is especially true when Sarah G is yelling "NO REP!" at you.
The complex was: 21-15-9 of Romanian dead lifts, cleans, push-presses, front squats and rows. I used 63lbs. It was truly awful. You are not suppose to put the bar down while doing this but I did not succeed in that goal. The last set of cleans I think I was a little violent. I now have 2 clean bruises on my chest and one actually had a little egg under it for a day.
I like to believe that I get these bruises because I am super hard core but I have bee told that is not it. A friend of mine assures me it is because I am made from the same material as a peach... No, I think it is because I am as hard core as Henry Rollins. In fact I am sure that must be it. Only someone as tough as Henry Rollins would like it when they get yelled at by their friends. And I like getting yelled at; it makes me stronger. I never sandbag when they are around.