Saturday, November 28, 2009

Post Turkey Day Workout!

So going into a big Holiday I am always a little nervous with how much I will eat and if I will be able to control it. My body is not used to a sugar overload, gluten, dairy, and large quantities as I have gotten my diet under control to optimize my performance. So going into Thanksgiving I thought I would splurge a little but stay under control. Well that was not the case to say the least. I finished my first plate before many people were even half way. My second plate was probably the biggest on the table and finished that in no time. I went back to the kitchen knowing I was topped off and picked at few more things. After that I needed to stay moving so I wouldn't think how full I am so I did all the dishes. That took a good 45 min, and afterward dessert was served. By this point I thought Im in this deep I should just get it all out tonight. I indulged in apple pie with vanilla ice cream. Within about 5 min I got really uncomfortable and had sharp stomach pains. I immediately ran to the bathroom and threw up. No joke I ate until I puked.  Pretty embarrassing! Anyway lesson learned. I need to be more careful when indulging like that and take it slow, especially when my body is not used to it. I felt the same guilt as when you have one too many shots of alcohol and get really sick and are so hungover the next day you cannot move. I asked myself now was that worth it. Simple answer NO!

Anyway, from having that guilt for two days, I knew I needed to push myself as hard as ever in a workout and get back on track. Surprisingly I felt great, probably had a lot of stored energy haha.  No more splurges like that for a while.  Did this one with some friends to help push me. So here is the workout:

15-12-9-6-3 rep rounds for time of:
95lb power snatch

Monday, November 23, 2009

11/24 WOD:

A1. bench press @ 50X1; 6-8 x 4; rest 90 sec
A2. snatch grip dead lift with straps @ 41X1; 5-7 x 4; rest 90 sec
B1. dips @ 4010; 6-8 x 3; rest 75 sec
B2. GHD Raises @ 2020; 10-15 x 3; rest 75 sec
C1. db ext rot @ 3010; 8-10/arm x 3; rest 60 sec
C2. toes to bar; 18 reps x 3; rest 60 sec

A1. 185x8, 195x 8, 205 x 5, 205 x 5- very fatigued for last two sets, couldnt get 6 reps
A2. 245 x 7, 255 x 7, 265 x 7, 275 x 6- no straps yet they are on their way, had to readjust grip a few times - last 3 reps my back started to round

B1. 10lb x 8, 30lb x 8, 30lb x 6 - done on bars
B2. x15, x 12, x12- very difficult for me

C1. 20, 25 x 8, 25 x 8
C2. no kip x 18, kip x 18 (28sec), no kip x 18, kip x 18 - kipping are very easy, no kip is little tougher

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Just completed another competition. Everytime I feel better and more prepared for any workout that comes my way. Here is the last workout in a 4 part event. The workout was:

50 walking lunges
20 clean & jerk 135lb
30 ring dips
25 ball wall toss
30 GHD situps
30 KB swing 53 lbs
75 double unders w jump rope

My time:8:40

OPT Championship series #2 WOD #4 from Joseph Warren on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

How to become a genuis?

You must clarify your goals, gain knowledge through spaced repetition, preserve health, work steadily, minimize stress, refuse interruption, and never resist sleep when tired. This should lead to radically improved intelligence and creativity. The only cost: turning your back on every convention of social life.” - Wozniak 

Have you ever committed this much to something and seen what the outcome is?