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Crossfit inspired

Posted in Cardio by Mike on July 30, 2007

Back to 4 am, this one is inspired by some of the great crossfit workouts:
20 X pushups
20X butterfly kicks
20X kettlbell crunches (Scilian crunch) 12K
30X bodyweight squats

Do that 3 times.
I had a minute to burn so I did jumping jacks, yes jumping jacks, for that minute.
Time : 10:01
Avg HR: 132
Max HR: 157

I was surprised by how quicky my push ups died off. Of all four exercises, I felt that first. I used to do quite a few of these and after that, my bench was always, proportionally, ahead of my other lifts. That is until about a year and half or two years ago, when I all but stopped pressing in all its forms.
This was my first experiment with a bodyweight type workout, I figure I’ll do more as time goes by.

This evening it was time for a walk, so we walked the big hill and the some. I also did 5 neutral grip pullups on some playgrund equipment at that park.

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Monday Morning Weigh in: 241.0

Posted in Diet and Bodyweight by Mike on July 30, 2007

Hey, it’s better than a sharp stick in the eye :-). In light of my all too easy week last week, I’m pretty happy with this. In fact, I’m really happy with it. Now, as I recall, last time I had a significant drop after a long Sunday row, there was a sharp rebound so I’ll try to brace myself. However, this isn’t a huge drop from where I have been regularly running over the last week so maybe there is hope. In fact, I hit this weight and lower during the course of last week, so I’m hanging onto that hope.

Anyway, this week, I’m back on diet better. I gotta say, I feel better when I eat my diet. I feel much better. To the degree that when I’m off diet, I don’t feel guilty but feel like I am depriving myself of something I really like. I also hit the morning workout again today. I’ll post it later, it was a bit different that the last few I have done. I can’t say I really have the same feelings about missing my morning workout that I have abut being off diet. This weekend I felt exhausted all weekend, I don’t know if I dodged getting sick or what but I slept and wanted to sleep a lot. So, we’ll just see how this week goes in regard to that.