Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Things I am Excited about!!!!
Well life keeps getting better and better with our new daughter. She will be 3 months old this saturday and watching her change over these last months has been amazing. She's starting to laugh and giggle and copy facial expressions.....especially when I stick my tongue out at her....she always returns the favor!!!!
Business has been busy which is great! It's fun when you are able to wake up in the morning and love what you do because teaching people to be super strong, fit, mobile, fast, powerful and healthy is a worthwhile endeavor. Those of you who are strength and conditioning professionals will relate. This job rocks!
Training wise I have been following a program out of Pavel's BEYOND BODYBUILDING which calls for training Monday through Friday, performing 5 exercises for 1 set of 5 reps. That's it, super simple, yet very effective. Here are the exercised I have done:
1) Weighted Pull Ups w/24kg 1 set of 5
2) Double Clean and Press w/ 24kgs 1 set of 5
3) Double Front Squat w/24kg 1 set of 5
4) Double Snatch w/ 24kgs 1 sets of 5
5) Single Leg Deadlift w/24kg 1 set of 5/5
The reason I like it is that it allows me train almost every day, lift something relatively heavy, and not get sore. The not getting sore part if great. What is interesting is that in the 3 weeks I have been training like this I have put on about 3 pounds of muscle. Even though the volume is low, I think the consistency of training has caused me to gain weight. So for me it really comes down to short, ULTRA BRIEF, and consistent workouts.
Today I start my third week back on the track and it feels wonderful. The WHAT THE HELL EFFECT from kettlebells definitely is a factor here. My speed feels like it's there in the shorter distances (0-50 meters). Of course my speed endurance is still not there as that will take time to build up. I have a couple of track meets coming up in April that I am gearing up for.