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Train like a Girl

Posted in Dinsoaur Style by Mike on September 4, 2006

Kept it light today after yesterday’s extravaganza. I went up to the park and Laura decided to come along. she ran with me while I drug the tire, she ran with the tire some and she invented the meat grinder listed below.
Warmup:
jog tire around soccer field
jog without tire around field

Sprints:
to half way, then backwards back
Down and back with the tire
Meatgrinder: halfway with tire, back w/out, return to tire, take the tire the remaining halfway, take the tire back to the start

I walked with  the tire around the field once between each set.

Laura played with the fifty lb sandbag. I tried doing some one arm snatches at the end and succeeded  in ripping a chunk out of the inner bag. I knew I needed to rebag them anyway but I think I wll be doing it sooner than expected. $60 for a full kit from Ironmind, not bad. Better than those “Ultimate Sandbags”, $80 for one out bag. I hear army duffels make great outer bags but I need the inner bags the most right now.

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Strongman

Posted in Strongman by Mike on September 4, 2006

Got a great session in with Luke yesterday. I was a bit more of achatty cathy than usual so I probably drug it out longer than neccessary, but it was good. Got a yoke walk up in the 550s. Luke managed it all in one go while I had to set it down twice. The first time I was just not set, the second time I literally tripped myself. I had gotten a bit wobbley and was crossing my feet over one another and managed to catch my toe on my ankle. I was pretty smoked by then, for that walk, anyway, I rested a minute or probably two and finished it. I did a couple lockouts but didn’t want to get to crazy as I felt like I might have tweaked my back during one of the walks. Luke took it up to, I believe, the 900lb range, which is unbelievable for a 200 lb guy. Pound for pound I was have to be locking out something like 1200lbs to compete with that. I got a variety of farmers walks in which concluded with a decent 20 – 30 ft walk of 256  (I think that’s right 2X100lb plate 55lb bar and heavish collars) per arm. Then we did a few front carries, I believe the last one was 320ish, (45 X 4 and 140 lb apparatus).

A great day, left me tired and a tad sore. I had to clear out my snadbags from my car today so we could g look at furniture and that seems to have done wonders to refresh the back and lose the soreness. A little blood flow goes a long ways. I should probably do some yoga today and I have neglected it horribly and it has great restorative effects for me.

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