Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sometimes working is a drag

Especially when I have to work on a Saturday and both my little boys have football and soccer games. Fire fighting can be a great job, but sometimes it's not. I would rather be with my family...

Anyway, this has been an okay week. I got to do a TV segment with John Brookfield on the Battling Ropes system. (first time for anything like this; I tried to "be natural" and ignore the camera! ) I got my first article published on Dragon Door's website! I thought that was cool. It can't hurt, right? Also, I got a new chain saw and got to cut up a bunch of trees in the back yard. For some reason, I kinda enjoyed that. And finally and best of all, my mom in law's tumor markers have come down according to her last test results. That's a good thing.

Here's a look at training:

double snatches w/ 2*16kg: 10 x 5
double swings w/ 2*16kg: 10 x 5
Long Cycle C&J w/ 2*16kg: 10 x 3
Pole Pulls w/ 2" rope: 100 ft x 5
Pushups w/ ft up: 10 x 5

I phase in am; R-phase in pm at super speed

A1 - C&P w/ 36kg: 1/1, 2/2, 2/2 x 3 rounds
A2 - Pull ups w/ xtra 16kg: 3, 3, 4 x 3 rounds
Dead lift w/ 145 lbs: 5, 5, 5, 5 going to ease my way back in to DLs...
Roll outs on wheel: 5, 5, 5, 5

Snatches w/ 24kg: 25/25 in 2 min and 15 sec
Swings w/ 16kg @ 15sec on/15sec off: 9 x 20
Pole Pull w/ 2" rope: 200 ft x 5
Pushups w/ ft up: 10 x 5

9/18/08I phase in am; R-phase in pm

9/19/08TGU w/ 24kg: 3/3, 3/3 --> w/ 32kg: 2/2, 2/2
Windmill w/ 32kg: 4/4, 4/4, 4/4
Pull-ups w/ BW: 8, 8, 8
Squat to press w/ 2*24kg: 3, 3, 3
Dead lift w/ 145lbs: 5 x 4 practicing form and rhythm...

I phase this morning. Some S phase prep work.

That is all for now.


Franz Snideman said...

I hear you Tim!

Family always comes first and it is total drag to have to miss events with your kids because of work. But sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to keep the family going!

Your heart is in the right place my friend!

On another note I attached a 10lb plate to the 32kg and was able to get one strict press on my right arm! woo hooo!

Thanks for the tip!

Tim Anderson said...


That is awesome! Next summer you'll be pressing up the beast with a 10lber taped to it.

Press on!


Franz Snideman said...

I hope so! I'll be satisfied with the BULLDOG for now :)