Anvil or Hammer

Stella got her groove back

Posted in Cardio,Concept II,Diet and Bodyweight,Grip,Rest and Recovery by Mike on October 14, 2007

Not much yesterday, a slight jog

Today – Heart Rate Row
Concept II – Vent Closed
Time: 45:00
Dist: 10,035
Avg HR: 154
Max HR: 161

I was very happy. I only hit my upper limit once and still got in 10,000 in just under 45:00. I spent the first 2,500 meters sub 2:10 and the rest of the time around 2:15. It was able to do a lot of management of my heart rate which was probably a good experience. With the amount of time I had to work with, I had an interesting time seeing how my thoughts affected my pulse. It’s an interesting experiment and it shows how important the head game can be in training. It also makes me want to say that anyone who reads or watches TV while training, is doing themselves an enourmous disservice, but I won’t.

I bent a couple timber ties when I got home, just for Double Overhand Practice.

It’s been all I can do to not add anything more to this workout. I’ve wanted to hit some kettlebells, another high rep but easy 24K snatch set. I’ve also thought about doing some bodyweight things or even grip. I’m trying to make myself take the day to recover for the most part. I had an amazing diet week last week so I’m sure my body needs to recovery.

The experiment of photographing everything I eat has ended I really appreciate Scott Styles sharing this idea with me. It was an amazingly powerful tool for me, almost too powerful. The diet I had arranged was very strict but when I had to apply light to pixels to account fro every mouthful, I found it was an impossible diet to comply with and live. Through involved discussions with Scott and Stephen on my blog (thanks guys) and my wife, I’ve settled on a strategy for diet next week. I’m going to intentionally add in a little more calories, hopefully, primarily through the addition of fruit and nuts. I’m actually going to attempt to just hold steady for a week or two and then take the last few steps to my target weight in November.

Beyond that, I’m making supper, gonna relax. I may try to add more shirts to the store including some long sleeved T’s or sweatshirts. If anyone would like to see anything in particular, pleae feel free to make requests. Also, if any of you other bloggers have an emblem and want me to stick it on a shirt, we can share a store. you can set your commision dollar amount to whatever you want and your profits on your shirts, are yours.

7 Responses to 'Stella got her groove back'

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  1. brent said,

    i have a request!

    larger emblem centered on the t-shirt rather than just a pocket logo

    i am going to wait until i am employed again before buying one

  2. Mike said,

    np, I added a set with a large logo on front and a slogan on back. Take a look and tell me if that fits what you were thinking.

  3. Scott Styles said,

    I am glad the photo experiment paid off. The thread about it with Stephen actually made me realize that it is time to adjust my meal portions to sizes fit for a 160lber. I knew the time would come sooner or later, but had been putting it off because I enjoy to eat. The impact has been almost immediate, as I am down 3lbs this week as well.

  4. brent said,

    dude that’s pretty sweet to be honest

    wow i’m buying one right now haha

  5. brent said,

    i mean i wear a lot of weights-related t-shirts but this is probably going to be my favorite one

  6. speedstudio said,

    Scott: Glad I could help.

    You know, one of the best things I did last Spring to disrupt and recalibrate my psychological patterns with food was to fast completely for 24 hours. I hadn’t done that in about 15 years. It was uncomfortable missing the first couple meals, but it had an instantaneous and lasting affect on my portion control and perspective.

  7. Mike said,

    Brent, I hope you enjoy the shirt. Send me a pic.

    Stephen, I’ve heard various people fast for various reasons. I can’t say it’s something I’m racing towards but an interesting experiment to consider none the less.

    Scott and Stephen, The next year of diet play should be interesting.

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