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Iron and Chrome

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on June 24, 2008

Last week I didn’t get to the gym real often. This week should go a bit better.

Friday at Dumbarton, I stuck to my general theme:

16 mins Eliptical
Dumbell Press 55lb Dumbbell X 12
Lat Pulldown 120lbs X 8
Circuit X 5

16 min Eliptical
Overhand dumbbell curl 20lbs X 8
Seated dips BW X 8
Circuit X 5
that was a lame circuit, overhand curls don’t work with a dumbell and seated dips are lame

16 min Eliptical
Rolling Thunder up to 75
I wanted to go further but a heavy one handed deadlift seems like a bad idea right now so I passed
Lots of block work, half of a 70 and 80. That was fun.

Aside from the fact that it’s a sort of a lame program that I have on Fridays right now, this was probably one of the more fun workouts in a while. Someone else brought the rolling thunder for me to see. Several of us were playing on the blocks and the rolling thunder. It was a really a good time for us all.

Sunday – Chrome and fern
30mins on the cardio setting on a recumbent bike. I even wiped up after my sweaty self. Although there were small puddles on either side, where the sweat had run off my arms :). Then I went and did their machine circuit. It was kinda lame. I don’t think I’ll do that again. Also, I think I may start doing bodyweight lunges.

The disc is doing well, I’m still doing traction and it seems to help. I’m still on 6 tabs a day but I’ve taken a few doses late because I didn’t notice that the last dose was ending. I don’t yet know what I’m gonna drop to 4. I’m sitting well and stuff like that. In general, I’m doing well, I’m just in a waiting period.

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3 Responses to 'Iron and Chrome'

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  1. Scott Styles said,

    Glad to hear things are going well. Keep it up.

  2. Karianne said,

    Dear Mike,

    Your workouts look good to me. But what is rolling thunder?

    < Karianne

  3. Mike said,

    Thanks Scott and Karianne.

    A Rolling Thunder is a tool for grip training, or primarily grip. Thing of it like a bucket handle, with the plastic sleeve that spins freely. In this case, the handle is 2.5 inches (roughly) in diameter and the sleeve spins very freely. So it’s hard to get your hand all the way around it and it is trying to spin away while you do.


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