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There goes the neighborhood

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on September 11, 2012

I’ve been posting at for a while. I’ve decided that after giving it a very reasonable trial run, I’d rather keep posting here. I don’t know that I’m going to bother moving my old posts over from there to here, just pick up where I left off.

I sent this email to Kurt today regarding goal setting:

I’ve been thinking about goals since we talked over a week ago and it’s time to put finger to key.

First I’m going back to logging at I doubt I’ll bother copying my logs from, there will just be a gap in the record.

Goals: Bodyweight sub 220 (I put this on me rather than you but wanted to call it out) 200 24K snatches in 10 minutes 100+ 32K snatches in 10 minutes 10 consecutive pullups (non kipping) 10/10 32K KB press (strict) 60K Gardner Lift (TGU with barbell) 2 one-arm pushup (one per side) 1 muscle up (bar or ring) 1 elbow lever 2 flag ( one for each arm on bottom) 2 pistols (one per leg) Pole climb 10′ Complete the pegboard in your gym (up and down) handstand -> walk 10 meters (no wall assist in setting up the hand stand) Standing long jump 8′ Box jump 36″ Slackline 10′ run 1 mile in 8:00 run 10K in 50:00

Not quite developed goals (these are things I’m interested in training but don’t have a precise goal yet) rope climb (maybe distance or hands free or one rope per hand) crossfit named workouts, but none of the ones where sloppy form is required sprint, thinking 40 yard dash or shuttle run but couldn’t come up with a time to beat ring dips, couldn’t settle on a number bouldering, I’m not sure what rating goal is reasonable. There’s a point where improving technique is the only way to get better and I’m not sure I’m willing to put in that time ring rows (like an upside down pushup) for reps biking for speed or time, possibly on a single track an orienteering time goal (I did an orange course in 45 minutes last spring which is fast but it’s a simple/short course. I’d be doing something like “green course in 60 minutes, blue course in 90 minutes”) Kettlebell cert capable. I’m not interested in coaching and therefore not interested in paying for a cert but I’d like to know that if I wanted to I would only have the education aspect, the physical challenges would be not a problem. Primal movements, I don’t even know what these would look like but I’d like to come up with some goals regarding primal movements.

Intentionally omitted goals Bench Press (no bench) Squat (I’d be willing to work on a high rep squat goal but I think it would be better achieved through other exercises) Deadlift (Same as squat) long cycle (I can’t think of a reason to add this with the snatch goals in there) strongman goals (not interested in the weights, don’t have access to the equipment) grip goals (some of these may creep on there but I’m more interested in grappler style grip stuff than the old static stuff I was doing)

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