I created this blog to chronicle my progress on the P90X fitness program. If my experience helps you out that is great but like most things I do I have selfish reasons. I figure if I blog my progress here and distribute this to various people then I am less likely to cheat or not complete the program.
Since I did P90X this has evolved into more of a general fitness blog but may still be useful to some. The P90X stuff is still here but lately I am doing crossfit.
I am sure I am going to regret doing this workout when I have to hit the ice tonight for my hockey game but the game is at 10:00 so I knew I would not be getting up tomorrow to do it. I started off with 150 jump rope singles and 3 rounds:
10 PVC arm circles
I know, I am boring and keep doing the same thing for the warm up but that way I do not have to think. I then did 7 rounds of:
5 power clean @ 78#
15 hanging knee raises
By the end the hanging knee raises had turned into just knee raises on the power tower but I was still getting some pretty good core work in. I then finished off the workout with 20 ring rows. I don't think I have done those before, they are hard. Or maybe it was due to having just completed the rest, I am not sure, but it certainly wore me out.
I started off the morning with a warm up of 150 jump rope singles. Knee felt weird so I did not make it to 200. I then did my standard warm up of 3 rounds:
10 PVC arm circles
I performed a 10 minute AMRAP of:
3 thrusters @ 75#
6 burpee broad jumps
I completed 8 rounds and made it through 1 burpee broad jump on round 9 before the timer went off. I pretty well was moving the entire time too except after round 3 where I stopped for a couple seconds to adjust my timer so I could see it. felt pretty good but I might add a little weight to the thrusters next time.
I read this blog post a few days ago and thought I would post it. There is not really anything in here that I did not already know I don't think but there are lots of links to source materials for further reading. I actually thought my wife might like this one as she has become pretty adamantly anti sugar over the last months since being introduced to the Paleo diet. I, on the other hand, struggle with the sugar thing. If you go back and have a look at some of my early posts you will probably see that when I was younger I used to drink much soda and other high sugar content drinks. I have cut them out almost entirely other than the occasional soda when I am out but I do still have issues with things like the kids Halloween candy lying around, I will eat all that shit and that is no joke. I really should start working on this one. It is tough though as some of this talks about it is like an addiction and I already have sort of an addictive personality.
Got up at 0600 this morning, I actually was up on time today, and again had no idea what I was going to do. I had a look at my old crossfit gym's website (CrossfitSRT) and their workout looked fine so I ran with it. I started with 100 jumping jacks and 3 rounds:
10 PVC arm circles
I did some stretching before the workout. The workout was 7 rounds of the following for time:
60 jump rope singles
They actually had it prescribed as 20 double unders but I adjusted that to the 60 singles. I did the deadlifts with 168#. I should have probably done a bit more. That is over my body weight but I am thinking I should have gone with 188#. I completed the 7 rounds in 14:40. I was not in a giant hurry to finish but I worked pretty well straight through with about 10 seconds or so each round for proper setup on the deadlift. I took a bit longer than that to setup on the last two rounds but I did all the rest uninterupeted and without any breaks in between.
I woke up this morning at 0600, well actually 0620, and headed down to work out. I had no real idea what the hell I was going to do but I knew both my ankles were felling sore so I did not want to do anything involving them too much. I decided to skip the jump ropes as warm up since I think that might be part of the ankle issue. I did 100 jumping jacks to start off followed by 3 rounds:
You can check out the link to the video explanation of the Turkish get up for a good explanation. I was a bit off on form this morning and will probably work on that some next time. That exercise is great though and I need to include it more often. I started with a 35# kettlebell but it pretty quickly became too heavy and I didn't want to drop it on my head so I dropped the weight some. I did not time myself on this workout but worked straight through the 5 sets with no break.