302lb deadlift this morning

I have been working for that one for a while now. Breaking the 300lbs limit on a dead lift has eluded me for a while now. I would get right up to it and then never get the next lift more than a couple of inches off the ground. My last record was 295lbs. So…

a Wedensday workout

I normally work out at studio 831 on a Tuesday and Thursday, but since my trainer over slept ūüėõ yesterday, we rescheduled for this morning. Warmup: 500 meter row leg kicks, kick your leg fore and aft 20 times leg side kicks, kick your leg left and right 20 times 5 inchworm push ups AMRAP:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Learned some new exercises today.

today I had a lot of new exercises in the routine along with a later than normal time. ¬†Normally I workout in the mornings, but today I had ¬†workout at noon which is a nice change of pace. This was the first workout since last week. ¬†I have been down with a cold and didn’t…