Training Log: Kaizen, July 6-12, 2020

Running through my first Ditillo routine this week. I had to admit, this week was a butt kicker. That was a sharp uptick in both volume and intensity from the “building habits” phase I was in. Hammies were tight after Monday, and I’m playing with rack pin heights on the half squats and rack pulls. Still, it is fun to be pushing myself a little again. It’s good for my mental health to lift heavier. I am planning on repeating this training week, going for more reps on the max sets in week 2. This one is more legs and … Continue reading Training Log: Kaizen, July 6-12, 2020

Training Log: Kaizen June 29-July 5, 2020

Back in December, I sat down and worked out a plan for getting back in shape. That plan was pretty basic. Do a barbell movement daily, add an accessory movement, walk (alot), and mix in bodyweight movements for a bit of conditioning/hole filling. This was done daily. I kept it simple, because I wanted to build positive habits, that little bit of endorphin release as I checked off daily habits I knew would pay off in the long run. I could tell the weight loss was going well. I’m down 30 pounds since last fall. I’m down a few inches … Continue reading Training Log: Kaizen June 29-July 5, 2020

Covid Resource Center

I’ve decided to start collecting my Covid-related inputs, whether it be graphs I check, podcasts I listen to, articles I read. These will not be only things I agree with, or disagree with, or whatever. I just wanted a place to document my inputs. Some will be from the health angle, or fitness angle, or political angle. Some with be a conversation within a greater conversation. Basically, these are not endorsements, but inputs. Instead of multiple posts, I am just going to “collect” here. 7-day Rolling Average of Deaths Per MillionsDaily confirmed new cases (5-day moving average)538 Covid Projection ModelsShare … Continue reading Covid Resource Center

Reads: The Development of Muscular Bulk And Power

I like to pretend I’m old school. I probably never truly was, but I get to be more convincing with the mentality as I become, well, old. Within the strength world, I was lucky in the fact I got in with an old school powerlifting team early in my training journey. I didn’t waste too much time plowing through poor programs in Muscle & Fiction and Flex. At least, not until college and even then I knew they were bullshit and was doing them with full awareness of what they were. The kind of stuff we did in high school … Continue reading Reads: The Development of Muscular Bulk And Power

Training Log: Kaizen, May 25-31, 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020 Walk SPSPH 3×10 Rickshaw Carry 6x 25 yards x 165#, Every 90 seconds Jog .04 Mobility: BSquat / Super P-lates (356) / Olympic wall squat with IR bias Article: The Memorial Day Murph Experience Podcast: Primal Blueprint–Robert Glazer Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Walk 2.69 Miles 4x 3RAPGD + 3RAPG Squat 5×95, 4×135, 2×225, 1×275, 1×315, 3x5x325 Side Planks 3x 21 seconds each side Podcast: Strength & Scotch: The Health Benefits of Getting OutdoorsPodcast: Salty Talk: Two Hacks for Atherosclerosis Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Walk 3.04 Miles Jog .05 Miles SPSPH 3×10 Bench 10×45, 5×95, 4×135, 3×165, … Continue reading Training Log: Kaizen, May 25-31, 2020

Training Log–Kaizen May 11-17, 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020 Walk: 3.0 Miles SPSPH 3×10 Cleans 5×95, 3×135, 2×155, 1×175, 5x1x195 Band Assisted Pullups 5xStrong/11, 2x5xStrong/10 Podcast: Primal Blueprint: Dr. Gary E. Foresman on Covid-19 and Supplementation Podcast: Healthy Rebellion Radio: Frontiers of Cancer and Autoimmune Therapy with Scotty Nelson and Ed Clay  Podcast: Power Athlete Radio: YOUR DREAM SPEED COACH, DEREK HANSEN Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Walk: 2.98 Miles Prowler 6x 25 yards x 50#, Every 1:40. Mobility: BSQuat 3x3RAPGD + 3RAP Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Walk: 2.97 Miles Mobility: BSQuat / Saddle / lacrosse ball forearm smash / hip flexor SPSPH 3×10 Deadlifts 5×135, … Continue reading Training Log–Kaizen May 11-17, 2020