100 Mile Hike Training – Finale

Posted: May 25, 2012 in General Hiking

So…. my training is basically over…. well it was over last week I just didn’t want to admit it. I’m in the low weight medium rep stage of the training so I’m not heavy lifting until after the event. T minus 1 week and 1 day to go until trail time. This week all I did was light weight with 10 reps each set for 3 sets and I knocked it down from 3 exercises per muscle group to 2 exercises. Cardio is a toggle between 15 and 20 minutes…. leaning on the 15 minutes cause I’m just so damn bored of the cardio machines.

So lets recap (I kept a log on my iPhone):

I started out my training at 160 lbs on January 2, 2012:

Flat Bench – Max 185 lbs

Squat (machine assisted) – 400 lbs max

Today I weighed in at 151.4 lbs (I dropped down to 147 lbs at one point 3 weeks ago)

Flat Bench – I normally max out at 205 lbs but I was curious today to see what I can power lift. I figured around 215 lbs…. NOPE… Put up 245 lbs un assisted. 255 lbs assisted half way up! Pushing almost 100 lbs over my body weight.

Last week I was squatting on the machine assisted squat at 470 lbs on my max for 6 reps.

Last week I leg pressed 500 lbs on my max set 6 times

Last week I did leg extensions of 210 lbs 5 times on my max set

Last week I did Hamstring curls of 140 lbs 3 times on my max set

I filled out a bit. I do wish I was a bit leaner since gaining back 4 pounds. I can feel I gained 4 pounds and it’s sitting in my mid section. I’m sure I’ll work that off on the trail.

Been off the supplements a total of 8 days now so that will also help in shedding some of the weight from the protein shakes and muscle building formula of Size On (which has some creatine in it).

My cardio is still good and I do the summit machine for 20 minutes on random level 4 with no problems. I’ve got my heart rate on running interval sprints up to 172 bpm and maxed my sprint speed at 8.8 mph for 2 minutes.

Physically I’m ready. Just taking it easy now to limit any possible injuries that could happen in the gym and letting my body repair itself for the upcoming walk fest I’m about to do.

Keep on keeping on playas!

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