So it's getting closer. The OCS is right around the corner and it's time to stop playing around and get to work. I have had to come to a few realizations as of late. The first is that though i'd hoped to enter OCS at a lighter weight, that just doesn't seem like it's going to happen (I'm sitting about 240 right now). What weight comes off, comes off and what doesn't that's fine too... OCS ain't a beauty contest. That said, i'll be training for IMS numbers in that division.
My training program from this point on will be really simple.
I'll be simulating the actual event every other day, and hitting Warrior Wellness daily, and twice on my rest/recovery days. In addition, no more than once a week, i'll be substituting my normal OCS workout with a Bruiser workout which will consist of only the OCS exercises (Mills and Swipes).
Today I tested myself to see where i'm starting this program from.
1. Mills - 1 x 110 in 10:13 (arm parked 2x)
10 minute rest
2. Swipes - 1 x 50 4:45 (parked in back position 3x)
The Mills felt great but I have a lot of room for improvement. The Swipes, as always, were my nemesis. They had me wanting to crawl into a corner and curl up in the fetile position after only 50. Next workout i'll definitely lengthen my rest period to at least 20 minutes. So with a total of 160 points I have quite a bit to go for the 231 that I need for IMS...but i'll get there.
All for today,
-Brandon Jones, CST