Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Spring Training

Well, the snow is finally melted in my large flat yard west of Burns Lake. Most of the yard is still saturated with moister so its not time for outside training yet. The gym is finally drying out and warming up.

The time is here to get after my own training. With a plan to open a storefront gym on the horizon it is time to get back into Crossfit myself. I am getting a little heavier than I like with all this time off. So getting back after the gymnastic movements is harder than it should be. I have been putting in work on the pull up bar.

My current clientele is progressing on target. Learning new movements and achieving personal records. As a coach I am always learning, and as my most difficult client I am progressing slowly. There is a saying in CrossFit "one who has himself as a coach, has an idiot for a coach" I plan to change that! At least until I get someone to a level were they can coach me.

The next two week I will be on the road. So hopefully I can keep things on track with my training. And keep my clientele on track in my absence. I plan to get some training in with my friends down south.

I'll try and remember to throw down an update upon my return.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Here we go

And we are back...

Sorry for the delay, there have been a lot of changes and here is a recap of life since September. October was a month of stress; binge eating worrying about the move, trying to wrap up my work at Doppelmayr, packing and not a lot of time to train. That was the beginning of some bad choices, but really I think it started before that, as I had started gaining fat before that. 

When all was said and done and we were moved into our new home in Burns Lake, BC I found our finances a little tight so I turned to cheap food for fuel, and this is always a bad choice. Also making friends in our new town I found myself drinking far more alcohol and high fructose corn syrup than I like to. 

After a few months of that, I have pulled myself out of the tailspin. Here we are in March, finally eating primarily primal food. Of course I eat a bit of dairy too but I don't find I have much of a problem with it, or at least I make myself believe I don't. Now one of our new friends has asked that I train her. Of course I have all my equipment set up and I am ready to go, but I have been slacking. So this is my motivation, I need to get back at it so I feel better training someone. (I am the worst for not practicing what I preach.) So my plan is to work out every second day, starting with the Nicki Violetti on ramp to get back into the swing of things. I have previously had a bad habit of trying to jump back into things where I think I should be... Which is usually a bad idea. 

Currently I have achieved a new PR body weight 272lbs, I need drop a bunch of fat gained over the last few months. I would like to get back to 220 lbs by the end of the summer, which is reasonable. 

So back to my first client in Burns Lake, the plan for her is to start her off with the on ramp program, introduce movements slowly and correctly and see what things are looking like at the end of the 12 sessions. Obviously the clients goals are important, and will be clarified before any training starts.  

Here we go 2014, lift something heavy!

On a side note, to all my friends competing in the CrossFit Open, KILL IT!