Thursday, October 30, 2014

First Competition

1K row warmup

3 rounds:
up and back volleyball court walking lunges
50 air squats

This is a great workout.  I'm really liking this one.  I'm not sure I could do this anywhere other than where there is sand.  My legs feel like lead after doing this one.

I finally signed up for my first crossfit competition.  It is a veteran's day workout on the USS Iowa in San Pedro on Nov. 9.  It sounds like more of a fun thing than a real competition.  Also, I know I can do all the movements so I'm not worried about that.  The only thing I'm not sure about is just how heavy a 70 versus a 53lbs kettlebell is.  I've only messed around with a 35.  Guess I'm going to find out.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Down Week

Rest Day

I was feeling a little beat up yesterday and I didn't want to push it with my shoulders after doing bench press on Tuesday so I decided to do a good ol fashioned run.  I started out by doing 2 miles on a treadmill.  The treadmills at the LA Fitness I go to are the best I've ever run on by the way.  Shock absorbing without being bouncy.  Just amazing.  Then I decided, hey I've got some time being that I'm not on a project right now, I think I'll do another 2 miles out on the road.  So I did.  A few hours later I felt like I was going to be sick.  This morning I still felt bad.  Right now I'm fine.  I can remember when 4 miles was my short easy run.   On the plus side, my rotater cuff feels great.

I am debating whether or not to do a walkin visit to the crossfit gym around the corner from the apartment.  I think it would be fun for me and Derek.  It would be $40 for an hour workout.  A little pricey but I'd probably only do it once.

I did a little more research today on the spina bifida thing regarding the military.  Seems that it may not be so cut and dry.  I wonder how Michelle would react if it was actually possible for Derek to join the military.  Probably not good.

Monday, October 20, 2014

No More Bay

5 minute jump rope warm up
500 meter speed row (2 min)

5 sets of 5 pull ups

1 curl drop set (60,50,40)

I did the entire 5 minute jump rope routine without missing a skip.  I'm not sure I've ever done that before.  My pull ups just stink now.  I need to get a legit pull up bar in the worst way.  Can't wait to get into my new house.

I'm going to have to place a moratorium on all Michael Bay films.  I just saw Transformers Extinction this weekend.  It was terrible.  It was like the plot holes ramped up at an exponential rate when it got closer to the end.  Just so bad.  So, so bad.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Saved by the Bell

5 minute jump rope warmup

3 rounds:
20 hand release pushups
20 burpees
50 airsquats

This is a variation of my benchmark workout that I used to do at home.  This workout is tough but has gotten a lot easier.  I may need to come up with a new benchmark.

I had a little bit of extra time on Saturday night after getting off work around 6:30 so I decided to go to the gym.  For once I wouldn't be staring at the clock because I only had an hour for my lunch break.  I started out the night by running 2 miles and a really good feeling treadmill.  Seriously, it was probably the best one I've ever been on.  After that I did a pull up ladder.  Then I decided to do arm curls because I never do them.  So I decided to do a super set starting with as many as possible with 50lbs, then with no rest 40, then 30.  I planned on doing 2 super sets like that.  However as I got close to the end of the first, the lights started going out.  The gym was closing!  I quickly finished my set and got my stuff from the locker room and left (without showering).  Today now fully 2 days later I am still sore.  If I had done that second super set I would probably have been overtraining and would be in pain right now.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Almost There

5 minute jump rope warm up

3 rounds

20 hand release pushups
20 burpees
50 airsquats

Since we moved into the apartment I have been going to the LA Fitness near work just about every day.  The project I have been on has been demanding timewise.  Since I don't get paid for OT anymore I decided that I am not going to give up my hour lunch break unless the circumstances are extreme.  A few weeks ago I did bench press and tweaked my shoulder again.  I need to start doing research on bench press technique before trying to go heavy again.  Since I want to stay away from my shoulder I've been doing lots of airsquats and lunges.  Burpees don't seem to bother my shoulder so I've been doing lots of those two.

The drama with the house we are trying to buy is reaching a crescendo.  The make or break day is going to be when we send the termite inspector back to the house to look at the work that the seller's low ball contractor did.  I am not optimistic, but I am hopeful.