a light workout

This was my Wednesday workout. My schedule has been a little hectic and it’s hard to get the time.  I tentatively signed up for my first Cross fit competition!  I think it’s a little insane, but what the hell.  I have to get my ass into the gym more to practice on some of the…

fight gone bad

At the gym I go to, studio 831, we have the wall of shame/fame what ever you want to call it.  On this wall you have records  of your times compared to others. My trainer has decided to put my times on the wall, and for me personally, I have high expectations, so today was…

my new challenge. olympic lifting.

and why I suck at it. Lately my trainer and I have been working on lifting at studio 831.  This has been very difficult for me due to injuries that I sustained in an accident in the fall of 2007. Anyhow, I started cross fit training in part to address the injuries I sustained in…

Strength training on the prowler

Today I did another strength routine on the prowler, no puking this time!  My trainer and I also verified the weight of the prowler we use, and its heavier than we thought.  No wonder I puked last time!!  We thought the prowler weighed in at ~50 lbs, but it is actually around 75 lbs…  that…

X training today..

First workout after almost 2 weeks off.  My trainer took a vacation last week, so it has been almost 2 weeks since I last worked out with her.  Looking back, hindsight says that week off was sorely needed.  I needed a break from that routine.  I tried to make a commitment to make this 6am…

Puking with the prowler

Man… what a day.  Yesterday I felt kind of tired so I went to sleep early, perhaps too early…  I woke up around 3, 4, and finally at 5:30.  Not beat, but not completely awake either.  Either way I was excited to work out and try my new toy. At my local Fry’s electronics store I…

X training today..

Well today was an interesting day.  Kind of a nice way to compare my fitness to some others who have been taking the X-Training class at studio 831.  With the holiday coming up, my trainer had substituted and for my workout, she gave me the same routine.  I came out of this work out a…

training is getting intense

It’s about time too. I was getting a little bored with the old routine and a little frustrated with the muscle and tendon pulls that were keeping me from strength training exercises. I was looking forward to the workouts despite the sore legs. This past Saturday I ran the stairs at sea cliff beach. The…

“back room brawl” redux

My trainer likes to redo work outs once or twice a every couple of months to get a gauge of where I am at.  Today was one of those days.  We did a workout that I last did in March.  I blogged about it here: A new workout. Today’s work out was a slight variation on…

A new workout

My workout beat me up today.  I have doubts that I can even remember what I did or what the names of the new exercise is.  I was truly whipped by the end of this workout. The warmup was fairly typical for these new routines.  I do a 500 meter row, and then practice my…