Anvil or Hammer

Good training?

Posted in Dinsoaur Style,Grip by Mike on October 14, 2006

I got a good warmup today. Laura and I were out for our 2ish mile walk we do several times a week. Some woman waswaving and hollaring like she knew us. I kinda did the “I don’t know you” wave back. Turned out she had just sold this massive TV to some young guy and the two of them couldn’t move it. I ended up lending hand, I don’t mind. They kept trying to pay me. Moving a TV 50 feet is hardly worthy of pay. I was glad for the little warm up.

Off to the park, motivation was lagging but I got there.
150lbs bag clean and press(withleg drive) back squat X 20
That was a killer, I was shocked at just how winded I got. I ended up breaking it into four set of five to get through. My finger tips are sore from handling the bag.
150lbs back carry 1/4 mile, 1 drop.
I’m not sure this is good training. I can’t see I feel it making me stronger, faster, healthier. It seems more like and exercise in misery than anything. You start to hurt and suffer as it goes on, but it doesn’t mean you actually feel like your getting stronger. It actually seems like there maybe some potential for damage to the upper spine with this kind of thing. I don’t recommend it for anyone else and don’t know how much I will do for myself in the future.
Jog 0.5-0.75 miles, I was smoked, just took the short jog

Grip- yep, did a bit o’ grip this eve
35 (half of 70) block weight with each hand several times. I tried to toss it but only managed to catch it twice with my right hand. I did some basic/nonballistic passing. I also did some two hand lifts with the 40 (half an 80), it went well. I tried one handed and momentatrily broke it off the ground with my right hand but no real lift.
100lbs 2″ one handed deadlift. Five reps with each hand. Toward the end the left hand was failing in a major way.

One one hand I’m not at all looking forward to going back to the gym. I love training outside. On the other hand, I have had a couple coldish days that make me long for a little climate control. It’ll be interesting going back. I really look forward to some squats. I’m sure they will mess with my running, but it’ll be good to get some weight on my shoulders again.

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Close to the ground

Posted in Climbing by Mike on October 14, 2006

Went to the gym yesterday, no chance to get on top rope so I hit thebouldering area again. That went really well. I got sone problems I hadn’t gotten before. Tried some new ones as well. I spent a fair amount of time on the walls upstairs trying to do traverses for my own sake.

Running was sprints for last night, on the soccer field, each segment is half a length:
jog, sprint
jog, sprint
jog, sprint, sprint, jog
jog, sprint, jog, sprint
jog, sprint

I had planned going a little longer but my left hamstring was tightening up pretty bad.