Wednesday, April 11, 2007

[video] Squats

as most know, I swear by the squat. it IS the king of all exercises.

watch this CF video about air (bodyweight) squats.

there is no discussion about toe-to-knee relation, but the more advanced you become, the more your knee can approach your toe. you have adequate strength in the knee joint to compensate for.

Windows Media Player or Quicktime

click to play or right-click to download

Monday, April 09, 2007

Food For Thought

excuse the pun.

The Paleo Diet

"Paleolithic-type diet in modern times: if a food item resembles one that can be found in the wild, obtained with bare hands or simple tools, and ingested immediately without cooking, processing, and by simple preparation (i.e., peeling, cracking, washing, etc.), and cause the consumer no ill effects either during or after consumption, then it can be considered edible, and therefore permissible to eat. Any food meeting this standard can then be cooked and prepared by the simplest means as practical and consumed in modest quantities. Food exclusions comprise those introduced in the human food supply late in the course of human evolution, in particular after the invention of agriculture about 10,000 years ago: cereal grains, legumes and dairy products."

Read more.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter

enjoy your holiday but make sure you don't overindulge on eating today.. and not too much candy!


workout/trick session today

Greenlake, 2pm
the grass area behind the kiddy pool across the street from Zeek's Pizza

contact me for more info


"Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back."
- Anonymous

Saturday, April 07, 2007

"Smile and Look Alive!"

Nathan's and Elizabeth's Workout


Wall Ball Shots (12# Nathan, 6# Elizabeth)
Push Ups
Hip Extensions on Ball
Jumping Jacks

Nathan 84
Elizabeth 81


Dan and I have been tricking at the field on 90th and Wallingford the past week or so in an attempt to bring back the tricking crew known as the 'Gymnasties'. It's just been the two of us for now, but I've been letting other people know. Outdoor workouts are a nice change of scenery and are VERY refreshing.

So yesterday Dan, Adrian, Tammy met me at Greenlake for a session and it went pretty well. We ran through movement patterns, some basic gymnastics drills, and tricking skills (the 540 Kick). Later we moved onto Kettlebell work with swings, swings + chest taps, cleans, etc.

We're planning on having more outdoor group training sessions on a weekly basis, more if the weather is generous. Feel free to join and bring a friend or two, but be prepared to get dirty and sweaty!

Stay posted! I'll notify y'all with dates and times. You're gonna have to call me to find the location as I'm sure it'll constantly change. Leave a comment if you're interested in joining the fun.


workout: "Kristina"

20 Pullups
50 Situps
30 KB Swing (1 pood)
15 Pushups
40 Squats
500m Row
40 Squats
15 Pushups
30 KB Swing (1 pood)
50 Situps
20 Pullups

for time.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

"You Are What You Eat"

from Paul Chek, this is a wonderful article about processed foods and what happens when we eat it.

You Are What You Eat