Kaizen: April 13-19, 2020

When I started my new training log book, I called it Ton of Fun, because one of my goals was a six-lift (squat, bench, clean, deadlift, press, snatch) of 2,000 pounds. When I started this latest journey, it was 1285. When you consider I have totalled more than 1,500 in a three-lift powerlift (squat, bench, deadlift), you start to understand some of the life choices I have made over the years.

However, this week, I just changed the name to Kaizen, japanese for the concept of continuous improvement. It’s nothing original in the fitness world to adapt this word. Katrin Davidsdottir talks about it in her book. It is the new Sisu. Still, I’m adopting it, for a while at least. If anyone is actually following this stuff (I doubt it, at least not closely), the improvement is microscopic. But even the miniscule adds up over time, with consistency. I like the old quote from Zen monk Shunryu Suzuki, “Each of you is perfect the way you are … and you can use a little improvement.”

This week, I have added some short jogs into the program. Even at this short distance, these beat up my joints pretty good. We will see how this goes going forward. Also, I have added a seperate body weight circuit to rotate with the original. The new circuit contains more difficult movements in the five

So, here is to a little improvement.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Walk: 3.22 Miles

Jog: .10 miles

Mobility: BSquat 5:45 / Saddle 2:40 /

22 Jumping Jacks


Cleans 5×95, 4×125, 3×145, 1×165, 5x1x185

Deficit Deadlifts 3x9x135

Podcast: Primal Blueprint with guest Christina Curp

My medal from my 5K last month came in, after some Coronavirus-related delays in China.

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Yep, Baby Yoda in a Pod.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Article–Jim Wendler: My Conditioning By Era

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Walk: 3.06 miles

Jog: .11 miles

SPSPH 3×10 8:50

Prowler 6×25-yardsx50#, every 2:00

Med Ball Squat & Throw 9×30#

Podcast–Strength & Scotch: Do Elevation Masks Work?

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Podcast: Steph Gaudreaus’ Listen To Your Body: How To Sense Your Intuition w/Tamara Ross

Podcast: Healthy Rebellion Radio; Metabolic Health and Covid-19.

Walk: 2.94 miles

23 Jumping Jacks

3RL-AW-PU-GH-D 1x + 3RL-AW

Deadlifts 5×135, 4×185, 3×225, 1×275, 5×285

BB Rows 3x8x85

Jog .12 miles

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Walk: 2.9 miles

Jog .13 Miles

SPSPH 3×10

Friday, April 17, 2020

Walk: 3.06 miles

Jog .14 miles


Press 8×45, 5×95, 4×115, 2×135, 3x5x147.5

Paloff Press 3 x 35 seconds x mini band

Got my latest GoT medal, and added it to the 5K collection.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Mobility: BSquat

Walk: 2.7 miles

Jog .15 miles

SPSPH 3×10

Snatch 5×65, 4×85, 3×105, 5x1x127.5

Banded Good Mornings 3 x 10 x Strong Band

Podcast: Joe DeFranco’s Industrial Strength Show; It’s Not About Who You Train, It’s About How You Train w/Ben Burris

Podcast: Primal Blueprint; Connie Hartel, The Fit Farming Food Supermom Bodybuilder

Article: EliteFTS Smart Fat Loss During A Pandemic

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Walk: 3.06 miles

Mobility: Calves / BSquat

24 Jumping Jacks


Handstand Holds 2×30 seconds

Rickshaw Carries 8 x 25 yards x 140#, Every 90 seconds

Article: Krypteia Redux: Training for Size, Strength and Athletic Dominance by Jim Wendler


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