4/28/12 – Saturday

Training Austin, McG 10 min. AMRAP @ 90% 5 Wallball 20 Double unders 50m farmers carry walk/rest 10 min8+20 du’s + 10 min. AMRAP @ 90% 5 Burpees 5 DB Push Press – Heavy 100m run walk/rest 10 min9+5 burpees + 10 min. AMRAP @ 90% 10 double kettlebell lunges – 35# 5 Box Jumps Row 150mLost count. Consistent pace though. Felt good. #2 was the...

4/27/12 – Friday Training

Friday: A. Snatch Grip Push Press – Work to 1RM305# B. 1xHang Snatch/3xSnatch Balance/1xFull Snatch Rest 2 min; x 3 sets195#, felt good. + 30 Muscle Ups for time: only sets of 35:00Not the fastest, but no misses. Upper body is pretty sore from Wednesday. Doing 3’s slowed me...
Africa! – Day 3 3/10/12

Africa! – Day 3 3/10/12

Day 3 Woke at 5:00 am. Packed up the night before to get ready to head back to Nairobi. On our way out today we are stopping to visit a Maasai village. This mornings training: Burpee Ladder 1 on the first minute, 2 on the second, 3 on the third, etc… Made it to 18 minutes. I think that’s around 171 burpees + 3 sets: 50 double unders UB 30 air squats rest split time Took around :52 each set. I trained underneath the kitchen patio of the campsite. There were bats flying over my head. One flew into my rope during the double unders. Pretty crazy. Breakfast was bread and watermelon. Threw some beef jerky in there because I function off of just bread and fruit. Mzuri = good/tasty African Cake – Made of chapati (wheat), and ugaly (maize/corn) Solomon was my guide through the Maasai village. Learned quite a bit about the Maasai Warriors. -Married at 21 years old -1 sister is worth 40 cows (yes, they trade sisters for cows) -Drink the blood and milk of cows for nourishment -The houses are made of mud and cow crap -Circumcised without any antiseptics or anesthetics. -Faces painted white if they don’t cry – reward Traded one of my knives for an Orinka ( tree root from and olive tree fashioned as a throwing object for past-time) During the drive back we went through the Loita plains. Basically a desert. Saw several Yellow Fever Acacia Trees. Learned that our guide Antony was from the Kikuyu tribe north of Nairobi. Home of Pepita pineapples. Arrived back to Nairobi around 7:30 pm after...
Africa! Day 2 3/19/12

Africa! Day 2 3/19/12

Day 2: Woke up around 5:30 am. Took the coldest shower in Africa. It was probably 50 degree F when I got up. Today we’re going on a game drive through the Masai Mara games reserve. So far we’ve seen: Water Buffalo Ox Peckers Topi Hartabeasts Thomson Gazelles Lilac-breasted Roller African elephants Secretary Bird Warthog Zebra Hippos Jackal Ostridge Giraffe Lions White headed vultures Cheetahs Dik Dik Eland Antelope Crocodile Baboon Incredible day. Perfect weather and saw a ton of animals. Learned that the Serengeti is 8x larger than the Masai Mara. Also that if a baby elephant can walk underneath the Mothers stomach it is less than a year old. Water Buffalo  Lilac Breasted Roller  Chester ...

Wednesay 4/25/12 – Test Team Event #4

Team Event #4: Male Portion for Time: 75 Back squats (135 lbs) 50 Pull-ups 25 Shoulder-to-overhead (135 lbs) 75 Front squats (85 lbs) 50 Pull-ups 25 Shoulder-to-overhead (85 lbs) 75 Overhead squats (65 lbs) 50 Pull-ups 25 Shoulder to overhead (65 lbs) Took around 13:00. Reps were: 20/15/20/20 25/25 15/10 Not sure, probably broke 3x 25/25 15/10 15/15/15/15/15 Broke 3x 25 UB *Not as hard as I thought but took a lot longer than I though. Definitely speed up during competition. Transitions were fast and our reps were smooth and legit. We MIGHT be able to speed them up a little bit. Other than that, just have to break a little...