Happy New Year!

As likely the world’s worst blogger, I would like to simply say happy new year! Today I hammered out my “homework” training, Simple and Sinister.  10×10 swings, 10 TGU’s.  The swings were a set of 10 on each arm – 32kg, then 3 sets of 36kg followed by a final 32kg.  TGU’s where all 40kg. ...

Training Log – 3-11-13

Doubles = Awesome. I’m behind on blogging, again.  No surprise to anyone that knows me, I may, or may not catch up.  We’ll see. Today was as AWESOME training session.  It was my first real day of double work and it was a monster. We started with a get-up ladder (32kg, 36kg and 40kg) then ...

Two months in…

Down 9.5 inches across my chest, waist and hips. Down 26 pounds, 21.5 of which are fat. Up a ton of strength, flexibility and overall goodness. Officially, I weighed in at 316 today. Approximately two months ago I decided that it was time for professional help in this journey.  My ups and downs on my own ...

Training Log – 2-16-13

It’s official, my body is breaking down and needs a break. Today was the last day before we back off for a week and go back through my screening, some primal move stuff and then back to lifting hard again.  Given that it was the last day, my trainer decided it would be fun to ...

Training Log – 2-14-13

It’s amazing how these complex’s can kick my butt.  My wrists are starting to hurt a bit (forearm tension I’m assuming) so we didn’t go too heavy today. This morning my trainer confirmed that next week will be a “recovery” week.  It’s obvious that I’m starring to show the strain of 8 weeks of training. ...

Training Log – 2-11-13 and 2-12-13

Monday 2-11-13 My trainer had a migraine this weekend, so we skipped Saturday which was good to let my body heal up a bit.  I’m starting to “break down” a bit as my recovery time is increasing – I’m guessing it’ll be time for a recovery week in the near future.  Today’s workout was a ...

Food Journal – Week of 2-4-13

I’m a horrible daily blogger, so I’m going to weekly updates  This one will catch up on the 3rd of Feb and then journal the rest of the week. 2-3-14 7:45 – Applesauce 8:20 – 6 Eggs, Potato, Salsa 10:20 – 3 Eggs, Strawberry Chobani 1:00 – 3 Homemade Protein Burgers, Quinoa and Brown Rice ...

Training Log – 2-7-13

My shoulder apparently did not appreciate the upper body work from earlier this week, so today we stayed low to the ground. 1-2-3 1/2 getup ladder with 24kg 5 x Goblets w/ 40kg, Double 20kg Rows x5 – 5 Sets 10×4 40kg Swings It was a heavy day, but a good workout.  My shoulder was ...

Training Log – 2-4-13 and 2-5-13

Monday 2-4-13 Technique day today.  Basically I was reviewing the clean, press and front squat.  After ensuring my form was horrible, I did 4 sets of a 3 x swing, 3 x clean and press and 3x front squat complex. Tuesday 2-5-13 Simple day at home today, 1x1x5 24kg get-ups followed by 15×10 24kg swings. ...

Training Log – 2-2-13

Great session this morning.  We are still focusing on the basic moves, and they are bruisers.  Next week we’ll start adding in cleans, presses and front squats – awesome. Today was also my weight in – 320.8 this morning.  That is another 4.7 pounds down in two weeks.  I’m pleased with the progress, two more ...