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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

working out at the new gym!

I started working out at a new gym this morning.  New time too…  7am O’dark early. the gym is studio 831.  This is only the second gym that I have worked out since I have gotten started with my new healthier lifestyle.  I like the old gym I was going to, and I will continue…