Before leaving for NJ/NY last week to train with Master, I wanted to make sure to make the absolute most of the training time up there, so over the past few weeks I had ramped up both my strength endurance activities, as well as generally the high intensity cardio (heavy swings, sprawls*, drills like rotational lunges, and things that nearly have me falling on my face like a whole bunch of snatches then a quick lap around a track x4 etc).
After mentioning Space Girl Organics to a new friend on a recently flight, I was inspired to make a new (and somewhat better lit) unboxing video for today's "standard vegetable fresh" delivery. I mean... I had to unpack it to put it all in the fridge anyway, right? So Karen I hope you enjoy this (or have time to watch) but here are the goodies I received today! (And how I plan to use at least some of it!)
For whatever reason it seemed like we all had a bit of extra energy to burn off this week, so I planned a real fun one. Part challenge, part skills, part mobility, with a little extra dose of extreme cardio (it is if theswings are heavy enough). I am super proud to report that my little band of buddies are so advanced at this point that everyone who showed up on Tuesday did their heavy swings with the . And we ONLY do legit swings on my watch, so the amount of sheer power generated by this small training group is very off the charts.
[Warning, this is not a normal post about exercise or food. It gets a little weird and silly in places, so if you don't feel like reading it, no hard feelings, there will be more talk about exercise and food coming later in the week.]
Whenever possible, I try to take at least a small part of each Wednesday (at least an hour, hopefully much more) for redirection, goal setting, strategy, assessment, and if at all possible some form of relaxation/reflection. Sometimes, if things are not too hectic (and that's cause enough for reflection...) I'll even take the whole day.
This wasn't just an excuse to make a silly graphic, I promise.
Forgot to share this one from a recent advanced fun session -- we did this one with fairly heavy, but never compromising form.
We started with awarm up then went through the from Paul Wade (good stuff -- , l-sit, twist). Did a quick 20 swings with a moderate sized the proceeded with 5 rounds of this interesting combo, resting as necessary:
- 3 dead hang pull ups immediately followed by 3 per side military presses