6/30/12 – Training

10 min z1 run warm up + Row 1k @85% Rest 4 min Run 800m @85% Rest 8 min x4  + 10 min z1 cool down run 3:36/ 3:19 3:34/ 3:17 3:33/ 3:11 3:31/ 3:06 Felt great. Speed up a little each round Last row was a little painful. Trained at CF Chickasaw. It’s about a 2 minute walk to a high school track. So this worked out nicely. Ran 800’s on a...

6/29/12 – Training + Testing

AM A. TnG power snatch 6, 4, 2, 6, 4, 2; rest 3 min 165#, 175#, 185#, 175#, 185#, 205# Felt freakin’ awesome. Held back a bit and worked on speed. Felt fast and smooth. 175 (6) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MbNi8S3QDM&feature=youtu.be 185 (4) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV66_X2ajNs&feature=youtu.be 205 (2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE6tB9Yk6pM&feature=youtu.be B. Push jerk 5, 5, 5; rest 2 min 255#, 255#, 265# All sets felt strong. Hyperextended my back a little bit reracking on set 1, I cooled it on the weight. 255 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLgdkDYrddA&feature=youtu.be 255 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg9BauCmM9k&feature=youtu.be 265 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZWKAgtlVTw&feature=youtu.be C1. Close grip bench press @31×0, 6-8×3; rest 90 seconds 185#(6), 195#(6), 195#(6) Tough tempo. I would move the bar fast and then just STOP. C2. Amrap (-1) unbroken muscle ups x3; rest 90 seconds 8,7,7 Muscleups felt aweful today. Swinging a lot. Pulling felt laborsome. PM 10 min amrap: 7 thrusters 135# 4 burpees 9 + 7 Thrusters + 1 Burpee Not fun. Out of breath the whole time. Did first two rounds unbroken, then the rest were 4/3. Should have done that the whole time. Could have gotten round/minute + some. Lesson learned. I can’t do thrusters slow. I have to break them. Not happy with this performance....

6/28/12 – Rest

Woke and went to the gym on an empty stomach. 5 min. Airdyne @ Z1 + 10 min. foam roll/stretch + 5 min. Airdyne @ Z1 Felt great. Started up a blog for my side project Mobility Kits....
Africa! Day 15 – 3/22/12

Africa! Day 15 – 3/22/12

Woke around 4:15 am. Accidentally forgot to set clock back an hour. Got up and showered and everything. Was wondering why no one else was up getting ready yet, then it hit me so I went back to sleep for an hour. Had some tea then we are heading out to walk with lions today. Big day ahead. We are going to a lion rescue/orphanage, then to bungee jump, then to see Victoria Falls. The Lion Walk was really cool. We went on a long trail with a couple of cubs. We got to pet and take a ton of pictures with them. Pretty feisty little dudes. You have to be very careful and aggressive with controlling them. Using a stick, we had to divert their attention pretty often. The two we walked with were 8 month olds, Sengwa & Saruchi. After the walk, we went back to the center and had an awesome breakfast. They had BACON!! The Europeans next to me didn’t eat their bacon so I took it off their plate. Silly buggers…. Here’s a video that we purchased of our day with the lions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etMrp4JOm14&feature=plcp Now it’s time to head to the Zambezi bridge for bungee jumping. This jump is the 4th highest in the world at 110 meters long. There wasn’t much to it really. Walk toward the end of the bridge, pay $100, sign a piece of paper and 20 min. later I was next in line to jump. I can’t explain how exciting this was. Way more thrilling to me than sky diving. Vid of the jump. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpqvYTUP8Kw&feature=context-chv Matt and Christina went...

AM Swim 1k time trial 33:36 Felt much better this week. Took a :60 break halfway. Getting better and better PM 115 min z1/skill session Threw the football for a bit. Rode the airdyne for around 10 min. Juggled KB’s for about 20 min. Practiced triple unders for about 10 min. Called it early on those. Just no rhythm today. Worked on some handstand walks and rolls. Started making up different games. Handstand walk 10m, forward roll straight into handstand walk another 10m. Turn around on hands and repeat. Pretty fun. Discovered the building three slots down is a gymnastics facility. Going to go by there next Wednesday to play around.  Lower body is extremely sore. Specifically quads and adductors. Friday is going to be interesting. Fun day. Vid of us goofing around....