Tuesday, May 3, 2016
yesterdays WOD was a running baseline that I borrowed from my coach.
Jenny ended up taking the box jump with a 34" leap, and Carrie took the baseline with a 4:58 RX
Thursday, March 19, 2015
P.O.D - Boom!
Thursday, March 12, 2015
The Mobility is going to start with MWOD, and I hope to evolve it as I go along. The weekly workout song is for you, my readers that are on the lookout for workout tunes, maybe you haven't heard them before, or maybe you forgot how awesome they where. The fitness Idol, will be just that, someone who has made amazing contributions to fitness.
This weeks mobility video, starts out where Kelly Starret started the famous MWOD. On Video number one!
Pavel Tsatsouline is this weeks fitness Idol. Pavel is credited by some as the person who brought Kettlebells' to North America. Pavel has a few books that can be found at Amazon.
Last blog I posted was for the Whole Life Challenge and that was a great kickstart. Of course, after straining my right triceps things really fell apart. First training fell of the rails, then nutrition went out the window too. I really love cheese, and 8 weeks without cheese proved to be too many. So, now I have gained back some of what I lost, but things are back on track. I will be hitting some kettlebell training after I finish this post, and working on my conditioning and mobility for the long run.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
When I decide to drop some weight I know that I will have a great first week. The first week after dropping grains, dairy and sugar I lose a lot of water weight.
This week was no different. I lost 11lbs this week. At least 7 lbs of that was probably water. The key I always have to remember is it won't be like that next week. The most weight in fat that can be lost per week is supposedly 3 lbs. After that muscle wasting will also occur.
So next week I'm hoping for 3 lbs if weight loss. And hopefully a little more energy.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Stretching is an important part of the whole life challenge I am currently pursuing.
I have been meaning for a long time to spend more time working on flexibility. I am very inflexible and I really hate it but have been to lazy to do anything about it. So working on stretching every day in this challenge is really helping me form a great habit. My favourite thing is to hold a squat for extended period of time. I have really seen huge improvements from this and I can tell when I haven't done it.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Squatting is a fundamental movement in CrossFit and in life. I have always had problems with it, partially because I have the wrong proportions for it, but also because I'm a big guy that has never taken care of my knees.
The other day I wrote a post about my new knee sleeves. Well today I had a heavy squat day. I looked in my log book and haven't found a squat over 225lbs in the last two years... I never thought about it, but every squat day my knees just never felt good enough to keep going. It's pretty sad really, to think a big guy like me hasn't done a squat over my body weight in two years.
I had such a good squat day today, I almost can't believe it. My diet is great lately but, I believe in knee sleeves! My knee sleeves make my knees feel amazing. So in conclusion if you don't have knee sleeves, it's time to get some.
And again I'll mention, I got mine from Anderson Power Lifting
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
We are onto day five of the Whole life Challenge. The food part is getting easier, I'm getting to the point of having to remember to eat, because I'm not getting hungry.
Today I tried a yam recipe that I found a long while ago from Performance Menu. It was delicious, I used regular yams, and coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.
Short and sweet today.
7 min of Burpees