Sunday, March 30, 2008

I'm Slack

It's been 10 days since I've posted. No real good reason other than I'm just slack. Anyway, nothing too new. My training is going okay. I've got the second half or R-phase coming up in 2 weeks. I'm excited about that. I have a 71 year old client who told me Friday that he felt like he had the body of a 28 year old. Z-health is just awesome...

Today's training was real short:
Armbars to TGU's w/ 24kg: 3/3, 3/3
TGU's w/ 32kg: 3/3, 3/3
Pistols w/ 24kg: 3/3, 3/3
D1 - SLDL w/ 24kg: 5/5, 5/5, 5/5, 5/5
D2 - Buttoms Up cleans w/ 24kg: 5/5, 5/5, 5/5, 5/5

Tomorrow I go to the fire station. Oh joy! I get to train a lot of people this week; that is cool. Have a good one.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Not too bad...

Some pretty cool stuff since I last blogged. Well, cool to me. I had a visitor, Jason Mancebo, all the way from California come to work out with me. I thought that was cool. He is an animal. And, my own training was pretty cool this week, especially yesterday's session. Unexpected strength is always cool.

Anyway, It's been a while since I have posted my workouts, and since most of them are similar in nature, I'll just share the ones that were a little different.

Sunday 3/16/08
Front Snatch (a swing that where the kbell flips chest high) w/ 16kg: 10 x 5 sets
Long Cycle Jerks w/ 2(16kgs): 10 x 10 sets
Dbl Snatch w/ 2(16kgs): 10 x 4 sets
Evil Wheel: 10 x 3 sets

Wednesday 3/19/08
Complete R-phase
Dbl Front Squat w/ 2(32kgs): 5 x 5 sets
Dbl Press w/ 2(32kgs)!: 3 x 4 sets - no idea where these came from. I just wanted to feel how heavy they would be and found they weren't that heavy.
Press w/ 32kg: 3/3 - I wanted 5 sets and i didn't want to push my luck w/ the doubles...
Evil Wheel: 10 x 3 sets

I thought that was alright. Anyway, hope everyone has a good Easter!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Everything Must Change

That's the name of the book I've been reading this week by Brian McLaren. It's pretty thought provoking, if you like that sort of thing. As the title suggests, it's about change, mostly changing the way we think. I've had a thinking problem for about 3 years now. I started thinking, and it's been a problem. Anyway, it's a pretty good book. I'd say more about it but it needs a blog all on it's own.

So now, on to the training:

Friday 3/7/08
Pistols w/ 16kg: 5/5, 5/5, 5/5
BUP w/ 24kg: 4/4, 4/4
Did something today I've never done before; I walked away. I didn't feel right. Everything was so much harder than it should have been. So instead of pushing through it, I decided to stop. My nervous system didn't want me to train, so I listened. I'll admit I did do about 2 sets too many, but I stopped 6 sets short of where I wanted to go before I began. A huge milestone for me...

Sunday 3/9/08
Dbl Front Squat to Dbl Press w/ 2(24kgs): 5 & 5 x 5 sets
B1- Dead Snatch on blocks w/ 24kg: 5/5, 5/5, 5/5, 5/5
B2- Towel Pull-ups: 6, 6, 6, 6
Evil Wheel on knees: 10, 10, 10
Felt good today.

Monday: 3/10/08
Dbl Swings w/ 2(16kgs): 10 x 10 sets
Figure 8 to a hold w/ 16kg: 20, 20, 20
Jump rope x 10 minutes

Tuesday 3/11/08
A1- Dbl Front Squat w/ 2(32kgs): 3/3 x 10 sets
A2- Press w/ 32kg: 2/2 x 10 sets
Evil Wheel on Knees: 10, 10, 10

That's it so far. I think I'm going to do fast tens tomorrow with clean and jerks, and maybe some snatches.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Simple is as Simple Does

Still trying to listen to my body and learn from it as I train. My training has been relatively simple in that there is not much variation. But that's because i'm hoping to get good at what I'm doing. I'm also trying to focus on what good reps feel like while trying to avoid performing bad reps.

Friday 2/29/08
A1-Cross-body Pistols w/ 16kg: 4/4 x 5 sets
A2-Side Press w/ 24kg: 5/5 x 5 sets
Dbl Snatch w/ 2(16kg): 10 x 5 sets
Evil Wheel on knees: 10,10,10

Saturday 3/1/08
Swings w/ 24kg: 10/10 x 5 sets
C & J w/ 2(16kg): 15 x 4 sets
Towel Pull-ups: 8,8,6,6

Sunday - Nothin' but R-phase

Monday 3/3/08
Dbl Front Squat to Dbl Press w/ 2(24kgs)
5-5, 5-5, 5-5, 5-5, 4-4
Good Mornings w/ 24kg: 5, 5 --> w/ 32kg: 5, 5
Evil Wheel on knees: 10, 10, 10

Later that same day... Kettlebell Sprint class at the club

Wednesday 3/5/08
Dbl Front Squat w/ 2(32kgs): 5, 5, 5, 5, 5 These were brutal.
MP w/ 32kg: 4/4, 3/3, 3/3, 3/3, 3/3
Evil Wheel on knees: 10, 10, 10
Jump Rope for 10 minutes

That's it; all similar in nature.