Anvil or Hammer


Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on November 20, 2008

I needed to do something different. Conveniently this coincided with me leaving my ID card at home. Icould get into the gym but I couldn’t get to the kettlebell room.

60lb Dumbbell
2 DB suitcase deadlift 10
1 DB Straight leg Deadlift 10
Dumbell Press 10
Dumbell row 5/5

Repeat for 5 sets with no rest

Nautalis Machines
Pullover 100lbs X 25
Shoulder Fly 50lbs X 25
Leg ext 100lbs X 25
Leg Curl 50lbsX 25

Barbell curl 75lbs X 25
Standing french press 75lbs X 25

When homeless people call you crazy

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on November 18, 2008

ok, time to get back at this. consider some of those workout lost to time.

Double Clean and Jerk 24K X 10
2H Swing 32K X 10
Double TGU 12K X 1
Repeat for a total of 5 sets

That was tough but very good. A nice change of pace. I like the Strenght in Motion but I also like variety. My biggest gripe about strength in motion, a terrible chore to document.


Oh, the homeless people bit. It’s in the lower thirties around here. As I headed over for class in my shorts and jacket, I got a couple comments about how I was crazy, walking around dressed like that, yes, one ws from a homeless lady.

I was still sweating.

Playing catch up

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on November 10, 2008

Sadly, this is a post to say whay I haven’t been posting.

I didn’t train last Tuesday. I just was starting to get that feeling of muscle soreness not leaving me in a reasonable time frame. Besides, yet again, my prof canceled class. Making it senseless for me to head to the university.

Thursday I did another Strength in motion. It was pretty much like the one I dropped out of. I did have to take a break toward the end. Cutting me breaks down is just plain hard. I’ll write that up pretty soon.

I’ve been thinking kettlebells and their place in my workouts. I think I’m going to work in some rowing. Because of my schedule, that means losing some kettlebell workouts. Ah well.  

I’ve not been doing anything about my weight, I’m still hovering right around 250. I think it’s time to start monitoring my food again and trying to drop some weight. We’ll see how it goes.

Umm, there’s other stuff swirling in my head. This is the first semester at school where I’m actually feeling the weight of fulltime work and parttime school.  I feel that cutting into my desire to train and diet, in a pretty big way.


Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on November 2, 2008

HR 81

1H swing 10/10
Lunge 10/10
X 3

HR 166
24K Snatch test 10 min

HR 170
20/20, 15/15,10/10,5/5,5/5,5/5,0/4

5:00 later 110

That was it. I wanted to make myself do more but after a 10 minute test, it’s hard.

I think I may row this week for some change.