turkish get ups

This routine is one of my favorites when I am working out.  In the past I have always used a dumbbell  because it was easier to perform the exercise.  This routine is supposed to be done with a barbell, but that requires a lot of arm and shoulder strength to maintain the balance 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…

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…

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 or cross fit?

I was asked today what the difference between cross fit and X training is.  Actually I have no idea how to answer that question.  They both hurt, make you sweat a lot, and both use similar exercises.  I guess the biggest difference that I notice is the structure of the workout.  the focus with X…

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 in reverse

My last workout was a tough one.  Harder than I expected.  I didn’t do anything particularly difficult, just changed up the order.  Instead of working on the strength portion first, we swapped and did the WOD first, and then finished the routine with the strength portion. The warmup was normal, a 500 meter row and…

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…