Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Shopping finished yet?

After a brief hiatus, I am back.
My Promax samples came the other day. Surprisingly good stuff! 20 grams of protein, 200 cal. 4.5 grams fat. Usually you don't find a good tasting bar with more than 14 grams of protein. My favorite so far, the cookies and creme.
Excited for some snowboarding tomorrow. I was skiing last week, figured I would switch it up and hit some rails tomorrow! I do have to say skiing is more of a workout though. I mistakingly did a big leg session the day before skiing. Needless to say I was walking like a 90 year old grandma the day after skiing.

Hit the gym this morning for a cardio/shoulder workout.
I usually down a pack of Gu Chomps or a Gu 15 minutes before the gym for some much needed quick shot of lasting energy to help me through my workout.

- 35 min interval run consisting of 1.5 min run at 7 incline and 9 speed, then 4 min walk at 3.5 speed, rinse and repeat.

Shoulder workout
- Arnold press (55lbs) 3 sets 10 reps
- Weighted military pull ups (25lbs) 3 sets of 10
- Reverse cable crossover for back and shoulders
- Dumbbell shrugs (100lbs) 3 sets of 10
- Weighted dips (45 lbs) 3 sets of 10

- Lumberjacks 3 sets of 10
- Planks
- L-seats
- Crunches

Off to bed, plan to be on the road for the slopes at 8am
Definitely will be packing a couple Promax bars which will be an excellent mid day snack and end of the day snack for the ride home.

Oh and no I am not done shopping Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

home workout

Try this on for size

If you cant make it to the gym, heres a good upper body workout.

Push ups 15 reps, 4 sets, rest 15 sec between each set of reps, 30 sec between each full set

Tri-angle push ups
Military push ups
Standard push ups
Wide push ups

-That is one set-

rest 30 sec, now do this whole thing three more times.

Feel the burn yet?

Off to the gym, I will be back for more later

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Get yer GU

The GU arrived yesterday!

This stuff is an excellent energy supplement. Used by tri-athletes almost all the time. Its a quick shot of energy that lasts about an hour or so. Stay hydrated while using one of the GU packets though, this helps with staying energized.

I tried the Exspresso Love and really liked it. The consistency might take some getting used to, but its easy to ingest (goes down quick) which is why I think runners and tri-athletes like them.

I was not in a race yesterday at all, rather spent the day shoveling dirt. I used the GU Chomps during the day and a GU about 15 min before I left for the gym. I'm not gonna lie I definitely had more energy at the gym than usual, and this was after an already strenuous day. Im convinced...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

MMA Training

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We are back home after a long 12 hour drive (phew), it went as good as it could go I think.

Now that I am back, I can get back into a routine. I am thinking up a workout that will cater to a more MMA (mixed martial arts) style routine to throw in a couple times a week. I actually have Joe Wisdo of MMA Fitness and Training sending me a workout routine, diet plan, and nutrition manual, I will let you all know how I like it. There should be a link to their website up soon so be looking for it if you are interested.

On that note, while in Blacksburg, Va I had the opportunity to join a group of guys that train in MMA at the Blacksburg Martial Arts Center. Excellent time! My background is mainly in Tae Kwon Do where I fought at the collegiate level and a small mix of Jui-Jitsu and Haipkido. I can tell you one thing MMA is more of a workout than it even looks on TV!

I am real excited to get more and more involved and have hopes to fight competitively someday. I will keep you posted on that and how my training for that is going.

Todays workout...
Upper body
Bi-ceps, Tri-ceps
Weighted pull ups
close grip pull ups
corn cob pull ups (look them up, they suck, but they are sooooo good)

Run 2 - 2.5 miles at 1 incline and 6.5 speed (better for your knees at a slight incline)

cable oblique rotation

and if there is time, my normal ab routine