dead lift 3x record

On Monday I had a workout and I broke my Dead lift 3x record by a lot.  With a thorn in my foot!  Over the weekend I stepped on something in the back yard and I have been dealing with this thorn for a couple of painful days.  It was just behind the ball of…

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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…

cardio-conditioning can be hard.

ever have one of those workouts where you totally forgot what you did?  It must have been a hard one… warmup: jump rope intervals 1 minute seconds on 10 seconds off x5 butt kicks high knee run lunges while holding arms straight up dislocates good mornings back squats skill: for the skills lately we have…

Crosstraining today? man-eaters suck.

My workout today was your standard workout but I don’t feel like  it was really that hard.  My trainer was complaining to me that I bitch about my shoulders, elbow, etc.. I asked her not to worry about that because that pain that I go through helps me regain and maintain flexibility.  I really shouldn’t…

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…

Feel’en good again…

It’s been a rough couple of months with the workouts.  Pulled muscles and strains have really put a damper on my workouts. I was trying to ramp up for the spring, but first I re-injured a pulled tendon in my elbow, which has restricted most of the normal weights and kettle bells because for a…

Thursdays workout.

lots of new stuff last Thursday.  It was refreshing. I thought the warmup was going to be the normal routine.  I walk about 5 minutes on the tread mill, then row 500 meters. Not that day. The new warmup kicked my ass.  I did the normal 500 meter row, but then instead of stretching we jumped…

Dropping barbells.

It sucks. I was going for a one rep max on my back squat and on my last rep, I lost my balance coming out of the squat.  It was kind of scary actually, I rolled forward into this portable weight bar, which didn’t stop my momentum and the barbell, the weight bar, and yours…

the new routine…

and so begins a new routine at the gym. After starting to train at a new gym, I have to say that I really like it.  It’s the small atmosphere that you get in this studio over the hustle and busy nature of the franchise gyms.  It’s a much easier way to work out,  I…