Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Summer Is Coming...

If you are not currently exercising but want to look good come June I suggest starting your workout program now.

You all have tools to start. If you're serious, get it done.

and If you need help, ask.

Monday, March 26, 2007

The Zone Diet

click to read the summary as it appears on The Zone's official website.

The breakdown of the diet tells us that we should be eating low-fat protein and fruits/vegetables. Meal plates should be divided into 1/3's. One section would contain the low-fat protein and the other two sections would be filled with fruits and/or vegetables. The low-fat protein should be the size of your palm.

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

"Domo Arigatoo Mr. Tabata"

with the subject i discussed in my last post, i decided to create my own Tabata Interval workout and it has been dubbed "Domo Arigatoo Mr. Tabata"

KB Swing (1 pood) - swing must past head level, catch in squat position
KB Squat - touch the ground
KB SLDL - touch the ground
Push Ups
Sit Ups - Naval style (hands crossed on shoulders/arms, elbows touch thigh)
Row (for Calories)

add all lowest number of reps/calories in each exercise. total of all numbers equal your score.

my score today was 71*.

it has been said to do Tabata workouts twice a month for maximal results. i plan on doing that starting in April. today was my test run and it treated me well.

*i also attempted to do the CrossFit WOD "Michael" but it was interrupted due to me forgetting i had a client at 5:30. i only reached the end of the second round and i had to stop.


Tabata - an exercise method developed by Dr. Izumi Tabata that increases both aerobic and anaerobic capacity. The method is defined by 20 seconds of high-intensity work followed by 10 seconds of rest per round for a total of eight rounds.


+ Ross Training: Tabata Method

+ CrossFit's "Tabata This" Workout

+ T-Nation: The Tabata Method


Tammy's Workout

her workout earlier this morning looked a bit like this:

25 Box Jumps @ 18"
DB Walking Lunge @ 15#
20 Ball Draw-In's
60 sec Mountain Climbers
10 BB Roll Out @ 65#
60 sec Waiter Walk (each hand)
10 BB Roll Out @ 65#
60 sec Mountain Climbers
20 Ball Draw-In's
DB Walking Lunge @ 15#
25 Box Jumps @ 18"

and then she did a modified CF workout i've done in the past

- Pullup/Pushup Ladder -
Pull Ups (on Gravitron) 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Mountain Pushups 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Update 032407

i haven't utilized this that much, but i'm finally back.

i am now a personal trainer (and assistant fitness manager) at a Gold's Gym in North Seattle.

NOW i really know my stuff.

during the time i was absent from here i've attend Ashmead College's Personal Training program, met many more people- other trainers/members/fitness & health professionals, done seminars (Pavel, Discover U, etc), and have researched a lot more online.

the biggest fitness revelation to me was probably this thing called CrossFit.

i'll update more later.. and many more of you will just be introduced to this blog.