Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Six minute blocks of each movement....
-Dumbbell Get-ups (max reps-switch sides to balance the load left and right)
-Single Arm dumbbell swings (max reps-switch sides to balance the load left and right)
-Rowing (max distance)
Post max reps completed during each block. Your countdown timer should be set for 18 minutes. Loading equals 25% of bodyweight.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
The greatest sporting event every four years begins next month. I don't know about your household but we get pretty excited around here.
The anti-doping folks reported last week that they would be administrating around 4,500 test for performance enhancing substances during the Olympics.
Doping has been part of the athletics for a number of years. It's a cat and mouse race in a number of respects. Those using performance enhancing substance determine what will fly under the radar, and then work with their coaches and suppliers to determine what they can take to peak their performance but avoid detections. Some even know that they run the risk of testing positive still roll the dice and take performance enhancers.
My question today is the following, Would you take performance enhancing substances knowing that you would medal and avoid detection. The trade off is the substance would lead to your death?
Remember, this is an anonymous poll and not subject to I.P. tracing.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Tammy and David complete their first month.
7 Rounds for time:
5 Dumbbell Clean Box Jumps*
* Use 25% of body weight. If the notion of cleaning dumbbells while jumping bothers you, hold the load, shrug and jump to the box. If either idea makes you weak. Just jump to a box.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Vytorin, the combination drug prescribed to lower cholesterol, sustained another blow today, when the author of a major clinical trial announced that the medication had failed to drive down hospitalization and death due to heart failure in patients with narrowing of the aortic valve. In the process, researchers in Norway detected a significant blip in cancers in the 1,800 subjects they followed. MORE...
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
6 Interval Repeats:
Select a 400M route. (A track or measured distance is one in the same.)
Next pick a pair of dumbbells (50% of bodyweight) for the pair and a Plyo/Jump Box (one that allows for perfect execution and full extension of knee and hip joint)
Start each interval with 10 box jumps
Farmers walk 400M.
Drop the dumbbells and then run 400M
To summarize, Jump, Farmers walk, Run.....
You should have 6 interval times to post/record
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Rob Faigin's NHE is the hottest selling item on the GEAR page. This reference is a critical item for optimal health and performance.
When I search AMAZON for health, diet and exercise books I get back over 6,000 hits. EVERYONE has become an authority
I have been ask many times about my top reads. This is a dynamic list. My top recommendations at this date in no particular order.
1. Natural Hormonal Enhancement- Rob Faigin
2. Good Calories, Bad Calories-Gary Taubes
3. Starting Strength- Rippetoe and Kilgore
4. The Zone- Barry Sears
5. The Coaches Strength Training Playbook- Joe Keen
6. Soviet Training and Recovery-Rick Brunner (out of print)
Friday, July 4, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
A hip centric power squat offers the advantage of greater development of the anti-gravity musculature aka- posterior chain. This is not to say it's the only way to squat. I advocate a combination of power squat and the olympic squat as well as front, and Zercher.
3 Rounds for Time
Knees to Elbows 15
Single Arm Dumbbell Snatch 20 ( 10R/10L)
Loading with single dumbbell equals 20% of bodyweight.