Monday, August 31, 2009

Lower in the Basement

Warm Up - 12k Kettlebell
Deadlifts w/ Band - 8 x 20k, 40k; 5 x 183lbs, 203lbs
Front Squats - 8 x BW, 20k, 65lbs, 85lbs, 85lbs
Split Squats - 8/8 x BW, 10lbs
Leg Raises - 10/10 x BW, BW

Late night session, better than nothing.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Activity

Today I biked 10 miles at a casual pace. I also walked 3 miles.

I have returned to Peapod for my groceries and am positioned to eat well all week.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Upper in the Basement

Warm Up - 12k Kettlebell
Turkish Get Ups - 3/3 x 20k, 35lbs
KB Snatch - 8/8 x 16k, 20k
Overhead Press - 8/8 x 16k; 8 x 16k's
Renegade Rows - 5/5 x 16k, 16k, 16k
Grippers - Reps on Trainer and #1

After more than a week off, training hard makes no sense. My body is tight - this will open it.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lacking Motivation

The title about sums it up. The drive to go into my basement and pick up heavy things is missing.

I am not really sure what to do about it. This Sunday, I cut out caffeine, alcohol, stopped eating out and am making a point to get to bed on time. I really have no idea if it will help or how long the behavior changes will last. My energy levels have been extremely low. This is everything I know to pick them back up.

Unfortunately, there is a fundamental lack of reward to training that continues to trouble me. Outside of a little walking and stretching, the health benefits are not there. Nothing I do other than lifting requires the results that come from lifting. After glimpsing what is required for me to make continued progress, I have trouble convincing myself an ongoing "physical" lifestyle is worth the sacrifice.

I could just be tired and worn out. I have a number of activities competing for my time that I am trying to consolidate. Perhaps once that process is complete, I'll find myself returning to the weights with more consistency. In any case, outside of some missed training sessions, life is going well.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Lower in the Basement

Warm Up - 12k Kettlebell
KB Squats - 8 x BW, 12k, 24k, 16k's; 5 x 20k's, 24k's, 24k's
Deadlifts w/ Band - 8 x 20k, 60k; 5 x 85k, 90k, 3 x 100k
Dynamic Pinch - 8 x 15lbs, 5 x 20lbs, 22.5lbs
Light hammer levering

I am tired due to lack of sleep. It impacts my ability to focus. I'll catch up this weekend.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Upper in the Basement

Warm Up - 12k Kettlebell
Turkish Get Ups - 3/3 x 10k; 35lbs; 2/2 x 20k, 20k; 1/1 x 24k, 24k
KB Snatches - 8/8 x 16k; 6/6 x 24k, 24k, 24k
KB Press - 8/8 x 16k; 5/5 x 20k, 20k
Renegade Rows - 5/5 x 16k, 20k, 20k
Grippers - Reps on Trainer, #1, BBSA

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Lower in the Basement

Warm Up - 12k Kettlebell
Deadlifts w/ Band - 8 x 20k, 60k; 5 x 90k, 90k, 90k
KB Squats - 5 x BW, 12k

That's it. My hips are tight and I feel run down. No reason to push it.

I'll make time to stretch extensively this evening.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Upper at the Five Seasons

This morning I went for a swim at the local gym and hit an upper body workout. I did not bother to record exercises, since it is rare I end up training outside my basement. I have a general sense of not being as strong as my peak when training there, but I am not practicing on the equipment either.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Lower in the Basement

Warm Up - 12k Kettlebell
Deadlift with Band - 8 x 20k, 60k; 5 x 90k, 218lbs, 218lbs
KB Squats - 8 x BW, 12k, 24k, 16k's; 5 x 20k's; 3 x 24k's, 24k's;
Split Squats - 5/5 x BW, 12k, 12k
Leg Raises - 10 x BW, BW
Dynamic Pinch - 5 x 15lbs, 20lbs, 22.5lbs, 20lbs, 15lbs

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Upper in the Basement

Warm Up - 12k Kettlebell
Turkish Get Ups - 3/3 x 10k, 35lbs, 20k, 20k
KB Snatches - 8/8 x 16k; 5/5 x 24k, 24k, 24k
One Arm Press - 8/8 x 16k; 5/5 x 20k, 20k
Renegade Row - 5/5 x 16k, 16k, 16k
Grippers - Reps on Trainer, #1, BBSA

Monday, August 10, 2009

Lower in the Basement

Warm Up - 12k Kettlebell
Deadlift w/ Band - 5 x 20k, 60k, 198lbs, 218lbs, 218lbs
KB Squats - 5 x BW, 24k, 16k's, 20k's, 20k's
Split Squats - 5/5 x BW, 10k, 10k
Leg Raises - 8 x BW, BW
Dynamic Pinch - 5 x 15lbs, 20lbs, 22.5lbs, 25lbs


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Upper in the Basement

Warm Up - 12k Kettlebell
Turkish Get Up - 3/3 x 10k, 35lbs; 2/2 x 20k, 20k;
KB Snatch - 8/8 x 16k, 20k, 20k, 20k
One Arm Press - 8/8 x 16k; 5/5 x 20k, 20k;
Renegade Rows - 8/8 x 16k, 16k
Grippers - Reps on Trainer, #1, BBSA

Just making a point to do something.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Bike and Stretch

10 mile bike ride, followed by 45 minutes of stretching and mobility work.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Lower in the Basement

Warm Up - 12k Kettlebell
KB Squats - 8 x BW, 12k, 24k, 16k's; 5 x 20k's; 3 x 24k's, 24k's
Deadlifts - 8 x 20k, 60k; 5 x 80k, 90k, 90k
Dynamic Pinch - 8 x 15lbs, 20lbs, 20lbs
Leg Raises - 10 x BW, BW, BW

Another late session, less energy this evening.