Saturday, April 26, 2008

Small steps lead to Big Steps

Plugging along w/ training. Increasing loads and practicing visualization of exercises. Yep, I sit around and imagine what it should look like when I perform exercises. Once in a while, I even act it out (without weight). I'm a nut. But, nuts are good!


A1 - Cross-body Pistols w/ 16kg: 3/3, 3/3, 3/3
A2 - Rows w/ 24kg: 5/5, 5/5, 5/5
B1 - SLDL w/ 24kg: 5/5, 5/5, 5/5, 5/5, 5/5
B2 - Press w/ 24kg: 5/5, 5/5, 5/5, 5/5, 5/5
Roll-outs: 10, 10, 10


swings w/ 16kg: 10/10 x 5 sets
Pull ups w/ 16kg: 3/3 x 6 sets
Push ups w/ feet on blocks: 5 x 6 sets
TGU w/ 24kg: 3/3, 3/3, 3/3

A1 - Front Squats w/ 2(32kg): 3, 3, 3, 3
A2 - Rows w/ 32kg: 4/4, 4/4, 4/4, 4/4
B1 - DL w/ 145lbs: 6, 6, 6, 6, 6
B2 - Press w/ 32kg: 2/2, 2/2, 2/2, 2/2, 2/2
Swings w/ 32kg: 5/5, 5/5, 5/5 --> 2Handed: 10, 10

Overall, I feel pretty dang skippy. Muscles get sore now that I've been practicing long spine and bone rhythms. That's funny to me in a weird way. But, I feel good and kinda strong.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I'm new again!

After completing R-phase, I thought I'd start all over. So, I've been practicing...

Practiced long spine and bone rhythms
body wt. squats: 10 x 5
imaginary presses: 10/10 x 8
imaginary swings: 10 x 5
pushups: 5 x 5

Trying to groove a new way of doing things...

Again, practicing long spine and bone rhythms
Also played with eye positions
Swings w/ 16kg: 10/10 x 10 = 200
2 handed swings w/ 24kg: 10 x 5
pushups: 10 x 5
pullups: 5 x 5 sets

*interesting note: this amount of swings is usually no big deal, today my legs are so sore!? Must be the new rhythm...

A1-Front squat w/ 2(16kg): 10 x 5
A2-Rows w/ 16kg: 10/10 x 5
B1-Dead lift w/ 2(32kg): 6 x 5
B2-KB press w/ 16kg: 6/6 x 5
Evil Wheel: 10 x 3

Basically, I'm trying to relearn everything w/ Z in mind. And, I think I like it. Now even a push-up is so much more!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Simply Awesome

Well, I just finished the second half of the Z-health R-phase certification. It was awesome. The Z-health community is much like the RKC community. It's loaded with amazingly smart, gifted and giving people. This has been a wonderful adventure. Everything I have learned is (and has been) benefiting my own training as well as my client's.

One curious thing about the weekend: I did 3 days of Z-health, no real load bearing exercises other than about 10 total push-ups and 4 pull-ups for the entire 3 days, and my lats are so tired and sore. That amazes me. So I guess a push-up is not just a push-up...

Anyway, I look forward to training later this week once my body recovers. I'm worn slap out! Have a good one.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Light aint easy, it's just light

For some time now, I've been trying to vary my intensity with my training by fluctuating the weights I use up and down. I try to get in a heavy day (32kg), a medium day(53kg), and a light day (16kg). Most of my sessions seem to gravitate towards the medium days for some reason. Anyway, yesterday, I decided would be a light day. Turns out, the only thing light was the kettlebell, the session was heavy.

16kg day:
A1- Pistols: 3/3, 3/3, 3/3, 3/3
A2- Buttoms up press: 5/5, 5/5, 5/5, 5/5
B1-Snatches: 10/10
B2-Burpees w/ a pushup: 10
B4-Figure 8 to a hold; hand to hand style: 20
Did five rounds of B1-B4 w/ 1 minute rest between rounds.

I was good and tired after this.

Today's workout was Heavy (weight) but not as taxing.

Bent Press w/ 75lbs on a straight bar: 3/3 x 5 sets
Buttoms up cleans w/ 32kg: 5/5 x 5 sets These felt cool.

Now, I rest for tomorrow I have a kettlebell class. Take it easy.