Sunday, December 19, 2010

Still Playing around

With the direction of my training, that is. I think now, I have a clue of what I really want to do. Still want to try armor building, but I want to do it in the vein of Easy Strength. Easy Strength is not to be confused with the 40 Day Easy, Easy Strength program by the way. Easy Strength uses loads of about 85 to 95% of your max and is not to be done every day of the week. 

Anyway, here is what Friday looked like:

Pull-ups w/ 28kg on foot: 3, 3, 3
Pistols w/ 24kg: 3R/3L x 3
Barbell Rows w/ 175 lbs x 3, 3, 3
Deadlifts w/ 275 x 3, 3, 3, then w/ 295 x 3, 3, 3
Barbell Military Press w/ 155 lbs x 2, 3, 3, then hand stand pushups on blocks x 3, 3, 3
Hanging Leg Raise x 5, 5

I take my time between sets and don't rush to perform the next set. Kinda have to because the loads are a little heavier... Though, I felt really good after I was done.

If I don't blog again before Christmas, Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Time passes so quickly

Wow, 40 days of easy strength ended and so did my frequent blogging! It's easy to keep a habit when you're focused I guess. My 40 day Dan John workout was a success. That is I completed it AND got stronger in my five chosen lifts. Thats a good thing. The bad thing, however, is that it awakened a sleeping beast that has been dormant for almost 8 years: traditional weight training. 

Since I was 13 years old, I have trained with weights. Over half my life, that was my joy. Then one day about 8 years ago, I found the kettlebell. It was a romance that was fast and furious. I completely gave up "weight training" for the kettlebell and its lovely ways. Now, after my 40 day experiment, I feel like I found a long lost love; an old flame. A lady that always drove me crazy. Her name - weight lifting. 

Wanna know what I've been doing after my 40 day workout was over? I've been weight lifting. I've touched the kettlebell a couple of times, but I keep sneaking off to lift weights behind the kettlebell's back. I'm so confused, so tormented. I'm having such a wonderful time! 

I've always enjoyed training. Always. But now, I'm in love with training. Again. It's weird. Didn't know I wasn't in love with it, until I noticed this strange new feeling I get when I look at that beautiful barbell. 

Yes, I'm crazy. Yes, I still love kettlebells. But there is room in my heart for weights too. 

So, this winter is the time for growth. I'm going to try to build some armor, as Dan John puts it. I'm going to keep playing with weights, and occasionally kettlebells. ;)