The Simple Road Begins

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  1. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    It is, the concept of metcon is always appealing to me. I always have to scale back...

     
  2. offwidth

    offwidth Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

    It's a great game...
     
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  4. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    July 5

    Commando Rocks
    Shoulder Dislocates
    Hamstring Stretches
    90/90 Stretch

    Halos 3 x 10 x 20 kg
    Goblet Squats 3 x 5 x 20 kg

    1HS 24, 24, 24, 24, 24
    TGU 24, 24, 24, 24, 24

    Took yesterday off, too many things going on to get a good workout in. I did, however, have a good strong session today. A couple more & I will look to shorten the recovery time to get close to the 5 minute requirement for swings. TGUs are probably around 12 minutes, so the rest time will also need to be shortened with them as well. I have decided to cease the Soju & Tuba routine for now, and add the Strength Aerobics program, "The Strength Aerobics Circuit for Conditioning" to my work. Time to have additional conditioning work. I can always come back to the S&T work, but time to take some weight off first.
     
  5. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    July 6

    Commando Rocks
    Shoulder Dislocates
    Hamstring Stretches
    90/90 Stretch

    Halos 3 x 10 x 20 kg
    Goblet Squats 3 x 5 x 20 kg

    1HS 20, 20, 20, 20, 20
    TGU 20, 20, 20, 20, 20

    Went lighter today, and focused on form. I made sure that my form was as good as it could be today in my swings and in my get ups. Swings were sharp, but I noticed some leakage when I was near the end of them, something to focus on tomorrow. I pressed for 5 reps at the top of each get up, that was interesting. I didn't end up with as much fatigue as I had the last time I did this. Overall, good session today, but not great. Too many little things to shore up.

    Have a great day!
     
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  6. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    July 7

    Commando Rocks
    Shoulder Dislocates
    Hamstring Stretches
    90/90 Stretch

    Halos 3 x 10 x 20 kg
    Goblet Squats 3 x 5 x 20 kg

    1HS 20, 20, 20, 20, 20
    TGU 20, 20, 20, 20, 20

    Second day with the lighter kettlebell, and today's session was much better. My swings were sharp and crisp, I went for recovery today, and it made a noticeable difference. TGUs were done regularly, and they were strong. Tomorrow I will look to implement the Strength Aerobics.

    Happy Saturday!
     
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  7. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    July 8

    No workout today. I spent the day getting a truck bed full of dirt, which ended up having clay backfill in it, as well as rocks. It took me a few hours to unload my truck, due to the weight of the clay, and rocks. So, I approached it like I did my swings, a couple loads, rest & recover, sip on water. While I was exhausted when I was done, it was a good fatigue, not the whole body, "I'm gonna die" fatigue. There was some muscle soreness later in the evening, but nothing too bad. This morning I did have some stiffness, but nothing like I should have been experiencing. I guess I am in better shape than I thought. I am still starting that Strength Conditioning tonight.

    Happy Monday!
     
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  8. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    July 9

    Commando Rocks
    Shoulder Dislocates
    Hamstring Stretches
    90/90 Stretches

    Halos 3 x 10 x 20 kg
    Goblet Squats 3 x 5 x 20 kg

    Soju & Tuba 2 x 3/3 x 32 kg

    Yeah, I was going to stop the pressing program, but I realized that I only had a couple weeks left in the program, so let's finish what we start first. Great session, but I had to take more time between sets after yesterday's monster shoveling of dirt. Still, it was quality work, and I felt great afterwards.
     
  9. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    July 10

    No training tonight, work & life got in the way. No workouts for a few days, just walking and mobility. I am headed to Bar Harbor, Maine to see my daughter. Since we are flying, I don't think any kettlebells will be making the trip...:eek:;):D

    Stay Strong!
     
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  10. NoILSteve

    NoILSteve Triple-Digit Post Count

    I love Maine! Have a lobsta roll for me!
     
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  11. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    Lobsta roll for lunch it is! Of course, chased down with a New England IPA.......

     
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  12. Strong Rick

    Strong Rick Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

    did someone mention beer?
    I will take one...
     
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  13. The Nail

    The Nail Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

    +1, but a nice dry red wine plz & ty :D
     
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  14. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    You had two really good ones yesterday afternoon. Local Maine IPAs, you are welcome.

     
  15. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    You split a good bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from California Saturday night. You had it with a brick oven pizza. Yes, you thoroughly enjoyed both.

     
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  16. The Nail

    The Nail Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

    Yay for "me" !
     
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  17. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    July 16

    Commando Rocks
    Shoulder Dislocates
    Hamstring Stretches
    90/90 Stretches

    Halos 3 x 10 x 20 kg
    Goblet Squats 3 x 5 x 20 kg

    Strength Aerobics Circuit for Conditioning - 10 minutes with 20 kg, 40 sets in total.

    Wow, that was a workout. After discovering that I am out of shape, far more than I thought, I have decided that I am starting this program, and mixing it with Soju & Tuba for a while, giving S&S a break.
     
  18. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    July 17

    Commando Rocks
    Shoulder Dislocates
    Hamstring Stretches
    90/90 Stretches

    Halos 3 x 10 x 20 kg
    Goblet Squats 3 x 5 x 20 kg

    Soju & Tuba 4 x 1/1 x 32 kg

    I restarted this program, because I am also starting a new program in Strength Aerobics Circuit for Conditioning. Good session tonight, but I may still waver between the 28 & the 32 for this time through as well.
     
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  19. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    July 18

    Commando Rocks
    Shoulder Dislocates
    Hamstring Stretches
    90/90 Stretches

    Halos 3 x 10 x 20 kg
    Goblet Squats 3 x 5 x 20 kg

    Strength Aerobics Circuit for Conditioning - 10 minutes with 20 kg, 32 sets in total.

    Whew, that was a challenge. It wasn't feeling up to working out, after one of those long, hard days. But, I said why not, let's go for it. So, I just went for it. Energy was low, cardio wasnt strong, but I powered through, and I felt great afterwards. Gassed and spent, but great. After 5 minutes, I felt like I could go again. I left that in the tank.
     
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  20. Michael Scott

    Michael Scott Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    July 19

    Commando Rocks
    Shoulder Dislocates
    Hamstring Stretches
    90/90 Stretches

    Halos 3 x 10 x 20 kg
    Goblet Squats 3 x 5 x 20 kg

    Soju & Tuba 6 x 1/1 x 32 kg

    Great session tonight. I alternated regular sets with sets with a 5 count hold at each step. Yes, that was rough, but damn if it didn't feel great.
     
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