Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I fell apart more quickly than I expected. 222. Round 1 of 97, then I was done. The 1 minute rest had no effect Even my push press stamina failed. At least I have a target to crush next year.
Thanks Chad N and Soni for the assists. Awesome day.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Before you wonder about my shoulder; presses and the like are OK. It is pulling exercises that are causing my issue: cleans, etc. And I am dilligently doing rehab.
So anyway. Got 215 push jerk, and that was it. The (hotel) gym ran out of weights. A proud moment indeed.
PS: in NYC last night watching Giants game but not drinking was tough. But woke up fresh enough to sit through 9 hours of Japanese parent company lectures.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
First of all, today is a rest day. I am a little sore (um, maybe very sore) after just 2 days this week- so I am going to listen to my body and rest. Also, today is my consult visit with the orthopedic surgeon to review my recent shoulder MRI. I am fairly certain that I do not need surgery, but I want an actual Dr. to look at my shoulder and agree with my personal assessment. What does a possible minor small SLAT tear mean anyway? If he says no, then it is back to the chiro and lots of stretching.
But for today’s post, I write about burpees. Just saying the word strikes fear into many people. And I used to be one of them. But all of a sudden, something clicked, and I find that I can do them. And the more that I am doing, the faster I can go. So all of a sudden they are fun for me. Exercise can and should be fun. As in, watching a kid run across a playground becuase it is fun. Not sure how or when this happened, but it feels great. I guess as I continue to lose weight - now 163 - they have gotten easier - than when I was 186! The primal blueprint is still working for me. I also bought and read "Paleo for Athletes" which has some good tips as well.
Believe me, there are a lot of things that do not feel great to me – box jumps, rowing, squat cleans, lots of wall balls -but for now, I can cross burpees off my list of things I dislike. Oh, wait, I just ticked of 60% of the FGB workout. I am going to suffer that day. But today is a rest day, and I am going to enjoy it.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
20 Push Presses (75-lbs.)
15 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (70-lbs.)
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Friday, September 04, 2009
Thursday, September 03, 2009
And work them I did. Prior max was 185. I went 135, 155, 165, 175, 190 (fail), 185 ,187 ,190 (fail)
So I added a massive 2lbs to my PR. I'll take it.
Petranak baseline - 4:42. felt good, other than the row in my non-sneakers. Need to bring those in next time.