Friday, November 16, 2007


Friday morning I did a variety workout.  It went like this:

Turkish Get Ups: 1/1 x 12k, 16k, 20k, 24k, 45lbs, 50lbs, 55lbs (PR)

That's it.  It was short and worked me pretty hard.  The weights in pounds were on a barbell, and I am getting more comfortable with that method of doing them.  I like the additional stress it puts on my grip.

After my shower I weighed in at 179.8, meaning I have hit my target for Gripmas.  My new plan is to keep the clean eating I picked up over the last 2 weeks, but add a little more food.  I'd like to end the Rite of Passage cycle on December 30th at a body weight of 175.  I am light enough now that quality of body weight becomes a much stronger consideration.

First quarter of '08, I'm going to do a 12 week cycle with either the program from Starting Strength or the Westide Beginner's template.  During that 12 week period, I plan to keep my weight between 170 and 175.  I will also experiment with Creatine supplementation, which holds potential for me as a vegetarian.  I'd like to build up some more strength before I decide if it makes sense to take my weight all the way down to 158.

I also went to the zoo and walked around all day with my wife.  It was awesome.