Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Today was one of my favorite workouts. Deadlifts...


Deadlift (205 lbs)

Tabata pullups
- if you can't do any more pullups you have to dead hang.

I was wanting to go for 225# for my deadlifts but decided against it since there were so many reps. I'm glad I stuck with 205# because my core was all the way shredded at the end. I'm sure my form was lacking on the last few. Pushups and situps were excellent.

Tabata pullups were extremely difficult. I didn't have any grip strength after doing all the deadlifts. I'm sure I could have completed more pullups than I did but I just couldn't hold my grip.

My hands and forearms are fatigued to the point it's nearly impossible to type. I'm managing though.

I'm not sure if I should take tomorrow off or go. I could rest tomorrow, go thursday and off Friday, then on Saturday. My plan would look like 2 on, 1 off 1 on 1 off 1 on 1 off and continue... It has more to do with my schedule than anything. I'd like to do a 2 on 1 off senario but my schedule isn't allowing me to do that consistently. I guess I go when I can.

Monday, February 8, 2010

WOD Mon. Feb 8

10 Thrusters (85 lbs)
15 pullups
20 double-unders

5 rounds

Today was a bit difficult to get back into the swing of things. It's the first day in 2 weeks in which I have actually done a workout. I've drank a lot of beer and traveled and tended to sick kids, but workout was not one of them. It felt fairly good. I was slightly out of breath and I could tell my pullups were struggling. After I finished the workout in around 13 minutes, I had a terrible gut cramp that went away in a few minutes. It was nice to be back in the gym.

Everyone did very well with the workout today. Thrusters should suck, but I'm finding that I kinda like them. They use so many different movements and incorporate the full body. Pull-ups were a struggle. I was able to knock out the first 15 no problem but anything after that I had to do in sets of 5.

My diet has been pretty poor the last couple weeks as well. It's time to get back to it and keep it paleo and clean. I feel much better and my workouts are much more productive with the proper nutrition.

Friday, February 5, 2010


I think I might have a good source on a Kona Ute. It's going to come in handy this summer when running to the store or taking little bike camping trips with Oli. Maybe. We might not go far either, but I think it would be fun and he could already start to learn the abilities of traveling with two wheels.

I'm also thinking of building the Kona Dawg back up. I have most of the original parts to get it rolling again. I'm not really sure why. I guess just because I have extra parts and what good is a frame if it's not built. I might have to take some things off the Schwinn Single speed, like the fork... but i want a rigid fork for that anyway.