Friday, September 26, 2008

25 September 2008

I was sore as hell yesterday, so after about 5 minutes on the elliptical, I stretched out my hams, glutes, and back really well. Here's what it looked like:

-5mins on the elliptical (moderate resistance)
-25mins deep stretching (hams, glutes, and back)
-25mins moderate-level cardio



24 September 2008

Got started up at the new gym. It's brutal. This place is Yuppieville, USA...bad. But, it's literally around the corner from my place and they have a few kettlebells, so I'm OK with it for now.

Non-specific Warm-Up
-15 minutes on the bike

Deads (Conventional)
-Bar X 20
-135 X 15
-225 X 10
-315 X 3
-315 X 3
-315 X 3
-315 X 3
-315 X 3
-135 X 10 (Sumo)
-135 X 5 (Sumo)

NOTES: I could have gone way higher in the deads, but on day one I thought it best to just find the groove and stay in it. Everything felt real solid and the weight felt super light. I only pulled a few sumo sets in cool-down because I've never really pulled sumo. It always felt awkward for me, but hitting sumo light after the working sets felt great. Who knows what will happen here? After the initial break-in, I'm going to be hitting the big three with one or two auxilliary movements. That's it. I'd like it to be a simple three day split; M-W-F, for working days, cardio T-R. I'm not sure how the grip stuff will fit, I've just been doing grippers here and there, but I'd like to get more consistent.


Thursday, September 25, 2008


I finally got a decent vid of me killing Eaton's, "average" CoC #3. This is a great gripper and it was great of John to lend it to me. It's the perfect step between my CoC #2.5 and my hard CoC #3. Big thanks to Eaton.