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August 29, 2011 1 comment

I’ve been responsible. I’ve had a workout every day this week.

Three times I ran, with one day doing 8 x 100m sprints. At the gym I hit a personal five rep record for the bench press at 195, which means that a one rep max of 225 is within my reach. And since I did four sets of heavy before reaching that, I suspect I’m even within reach of 275.

Yesterday I convinced two friends, after the hurricane, to do a prisoner’s ladder together. That’s doing burpees in descending order. Once one person finished, the next person would begin doing ten, and another person would finish the round. The intervals gave people enough rest, but we kept up the speed up until the very end.

We finished within ten minutes, but even with just that short exercise, one of my collaborators noticed, “I really feel my thighs!” The other just laid on his back, to ensure he wouldn’t vomit.

I told them next time we’ll do 300 pushups and 150 squat jumps for time.

New record: Back Squat #265 ](including 2 at 245), a PR. I think I’m close to 190 for the one rep max. I stopped because I was already 20lbs above my previous max, instead completing a set of three at 225.

I also did a one rep max press at 135, which I did strong.

But I also had different shoes than my vibrams, and I wonder if that made a difference.

I’ve established two new goals. My power clean goal is #215; my snatch to #165.

And now a 25 minute jog to finish out the day.

Categories: Log, Running, Uncategorized

Crossfit Total

March 11, 2010 3 comments

I did my first crossfit total.

A crossfit total is a backsquat, shoulder press and a deadlift.

I broke 700.
Back squat 265
Press 130
Deadlift 315

My goal = 850.

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February 13, 2010 2 comments

Third Week

Weight:  176

Bodyfat:  32%

That’s 21 days.

I think I’m on track to hit 173, although I wonder if hitting 170 would be a bit ambitious.

I’m trying to remember that I’m not racing to lose weight.  It’s a process of my body adjusting to where it should be if I’m eating clean and pushing my body.  It’s a metric of health.  It’s useful for inspiration, as small successes lead to big ones.

There are moments where I wish it was instantaneous.  But where would the fun be in that?  To get something without working for it diminishes the value of the object desired.  Immediate results (although, to be fair, this is fast) might lead to me returning to my previous condition.

Off to the Y for a few burpees, double unders and squats.

Categories: Diet, Log, Uncategorized


January 30, 2010 7 comments

First weigh in

Weight 181

Waist 44

Loss of 4 lbs and one inch.

It was a good week.  And encouraging.

I wish it had been 15 lbs.  I’m greedy.  I want immediate results.  Of course, I’m aware this is pretty immediate.

It’s inspiring enough for me to continue for ten weeks, with occasional variations.

I’d also have to get to Crossfit more regularly.  As of Monday, I’m going everyday. Really.

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