Kaizen: Oct. 12-18, 2020

Well. I did a thing last week. After training at home on my own almost exclusively for nearly two years now, and a year or so with some consistency, I signed back up at Main Street Gym. I trained at Main Street for a few years, back from 2006-20010(ish). Back when I was competing in powerlifting regularly and had training partners. Before I built the home gym in 2010 and before Crossfit. My gym at home has pretty much everything I need to train. I’ve got a power rack, horse stall mats, two benches, two barbells, a full dumbbell rack … Continue reading Kaizen: Oct. 12-18, 2020

Kaizen: Training Log, Aug. 17-30, 2020

Catching up with two weeks at once here. We are getting back into a routine post Covid and quarantine. And by routine, I mean I repeated the same workout five times, slowly increasing either intensity or volume as we went. The first couple of workouts wiped me, showing the effects of Covid, as they were about half was I was doing prior. Still, it was good to get back into it. I’m still working my way through some old school power routines, walking daily (a 5K a day keeps the diabetes away!), and doing some airdyne work on days I … Continue reading Kaizen: Training Log, Aug. 17-30, 2020

So…I hit my goal weight

I’ve been on this weight loss journey for close to a year now, and pretty seriously since December. I started 2020 with the goal of getting to 242 pounds. I wanted to get there by a power lift meet this December. I peaked at 280 pounds last fall. Then a pandemic hit.Then I injured my knee.Then my company got rid of its walk incentive.Then I got sick.Then my wife got sick.Then we got quarantined. I’m Mister “Don’t make excuses, make results” guy, right? Well, I’m here to say, those excuses above slowed me down a tad on my journey… but … Continue reading So…I hit my goal weight

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

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