Tuesday, November 28, 2006

All moved in....Time to start training again

We got the keys to our new home (our 1st home ever) on Wednesday. Thanksgiving day we rented a u-haul and along with Yoana and a strong friend of mine moved all our belonings out of our one bedroom apartment in downtown La Jolla to a spacious brand new 2 story home in Carmel Valley. To say that Yoana and I are excited is a gross understatement. We are thrilled and feel blessed to be able to get this house. Having more space to live in feels weird right now, although I really like it. Last week I managed to get in 1 and 1/2 workouts as the move really wiped me out. As many of you know, moving into your first home is rather stressful on the body I feel as weak as a new born kitten. Oddly enough lifting TV's, sofas, beds, and tons of boxes over the weekend didn't bother my back. My lumbar spine has managed to be pain free throughout the move, although I cannot say the same about both of my biceps and elbow joints. I have never had more bicep cramps in my life than last thursday and friday.

Needless to say, I have very little energy right now for training but mentally I need it. I decided to train with my class last night and I got my butt kicked. The kettelbell I picked was light but is still kicked my ass. What's funny is that I almost puked from what would normally be a light workout for me. Mel Siff was so correct in recommending people use a RPE (rate of perceived exertion) every workout. Because of many life factors, you always need to be able to listen to your body and make appropriate changes from there. This week is going to be a very light training week although I need to get back into it.

A-1 Clean + Squat + Press
20kg 5 x 5/5

A-2 KB Push Ups
Hand on top of two 20kg 4 x 8

A-3 Alternating Swings
20kg 4 x 10/10

That was just the first half of the class. I couldn't even make the second half due to my pukey state and breathing difficulties. Wow, haven't felt this out of shape in a while. Thank God I know why.


Mark Reifkind said...

woohoo! thats a beauty franz, congrats.its SO different when its yours vs renting. lol, you think thats something just wait til you have a kid!

and yes,doing all those workouts you prescribe your students is a good time. builds empathy and better program design,lol!

Franz Snideman said...

thanks Rif. These first 5 days in the house have been great. I'm still pinching myself every night before I go to bed and when I wake up every morning.

Joefitness said...

Simply put congrats and it could not have happened to better people. I am proud of you both! Great step, one of manyfor you two in the right direction

Pete Diaz, RKC said...

Congratulations Franz and Yoana! I am very happy for the both of you! :) It's a wonderful feeling to have your own home.

Geoff Neupert said...

Congratulations on your first home! It's very exciting to not be renting anymore.

I heard this weekend that you're going to R-Phase. I look forward to hearing about your experiences.

When I first met Dr. Cobb and asked him about my hips and the platform, I thought he was telling me Z was for me just to sell me something. 2 years later, I am AMAZED that I am back on the platform and stronger than I expected. Most importantly, I'm pain free. (Sorry, I just realized I bumped this thread.)

Anyway, back to the house--enjoy it!