This is a combination of a competition post and the usual self assessment. Six weeks ago I started messing with my diet so we'll see how it worked and if 12 weeks of the same template was to much. My training template: Monday: Get-Ups (groundwork) Tuesday: Swings (hinge pattern) Wednesday: Clean & Press (push pattern) … Continue reading The Second Competition and Self-Assessment of 2016
It's been six weeks of this as my training template: Monday: Get-Ups (groundwork) Tuesday: Swings (hinge pattern) Wednesday: Clean & Press (push pattern) Thursday: Goblet and Front Squats (squat pattern) Friday: Overhead/Rack/Farmer’s Carry (loaded carry) And I've loved it. Even hitting a half-get up with the 71lb kettlebell. As I progressed from two-hand swings … Continue reading One Move A Day; My Training Sweet Spot?
It was the first day of 2016, a good day to see where I stood as far as absolute strength and conditioning. I set a personal record a few weeks earlier with this same kettlebell I was facing. I stared at the 71 pound chunk of iron on the floor. Three weeks earlier I had … Continue reading First Competition of 2016; Did I Have What It Takes?
I keep hitting a wall with my training. Don't you hate when that happens? At a certain level of reps (4+ for multiple sets with 85-90% of my max) and length of time (more than 30 minutes) I don't want to train. I was also feeling beat up and old and losing my drive to train. … Continue reading Desk Jobs Are Rough; Six-Week Fitness Assessment