Friday, October 19, 2007

[article] Aerobics: The Aftermath

an article in The New York Times, by David Sheff

"OLIVIA SIEMENS, in a shiny blue Speedo swimsuit and with goggles pinching her forehead, climbed out of the pool and draped a towel over her shoulders. Before she walked (stiffly) toward the women’s locker room at the Koret Center at the University of San Francisco, she complained: “Swimming is just about the only exercise I can do these days. I’m a fashion victim — the fashion of aerobics.”

Mrs. Siemens, 54, a jewelry designer in Berkeley, Calif., said she often took as many as six aerobics classes a week in the ’80s when, she said, “aerobics was new and everywhere and my friends and I all did it with a vengeance.” Sipping a drink from Jamba Juice, she added: “I was jogging in place with Jane Fonda. I did my jumping jacks and high knee lifts with Richard Simmons. I twirled my arms and punched the sky while hopping on one foot to the music of Olivia Newton-John. It was supposedly all about staying in shape, but look at me: I can hardly walk.”"



Thursday, October 18, 2007

CrossFit Observations

"CrossFit is in large part derived from several simple observations garnered through hanging out with athletes for thirty years and willingness, if not eagerness, to experiment coupled with a total disregard for conventional wisdom. Let me share some of the more formative of these observations:

1. Gymnasts learn new sports faster than other athletes.
2. Olympic lifters can apply more useful power to more activities than other athletes.
3. Powerlifters are stronger than other athletes.
4. Sprinters can match the cardiovascular performance of endurance athletes even at extended efforts.
5. Endurance athletes are woefully lacking in total physical capacity.
6. With high carb diets you either get fat or weak.
7. Bodybuilders can't punch, jump, run, or throw like athletes can.
8. Segmenting training efforts delivers a segmented capacity.
9. Optimizing physical capacity requires training at unsustainable intensities.
10. The world's most successful athletes and coaches rely on exercise science the way deer hunters rely on the accordion."

Thursday, October 11, 2007

workout 1011

Military Press - 1 rep (or 3 push jerks)

Burpee Broad Jumps
20m x4

21-15-9 reps of:
KB Snatch (1 pood) L&R
L-Sit Pullups

Time: 15.11

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

workout for Matt & Shakira

For Time:

100 Squat
75 Hip Ext
50 Sit Up
25 Push Up

post times to comments..


Sunday, October 07, 2007

[discussion] Antibacterial Product Usage

please read this article from one of the best health blogs around

READ THIS ARTICLE from one of the best health blogs on the internet, Modern Forager.

i've said it before. stop using so much antibacterial products because it doesn't allow your immune system to build up ANY immunity to everyday "risks" putting you at a greater advantage to fall ill.

yea. stop using that stuff.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

workouts 1004

first off, a quote.

"You’ve got to drive the body to the last inch of energy then go on! You gain nothing by just going up to where your body says you’re tired. The body will build and grow only to fit the demands the mind makes upon the lazy body. If all you do is exercise until the body is tired, the body will get lazy and stop a bit shorter every time. You must go to the point of exhaustion, then go on. That way the body figures out, “We’ve got to build up more strength if that crazy mind is going to drive this hard!” If you always quit when you are merely tired, you will never gain. Once you let the body tell the mind when to quit, you are whipped for sure. You can not gain by listening to the body. We can become much stronger if we drive the body. We use about one-tenth of the available strength of our bodies and less than that of our minds."

-General George Patton

now onto the workouts!

14:00 to 15:00

5 minute Treadmill warmup

75# military press x10
75# overhead squat x10

65# snatch x6
50# db snatch x6 each

80# single arm/leg sldl x6 each

body hamstring curls x10

rolling v-ups x30

2.5# external rotation @ 90degree abduction x 30

120# v-grip lat pulldown x 10

140# " "





5 pullups
10 pushups
15 squats

as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes.

Andrew 17 rounds, 5 pullups, 7 pushups

Mike 16 rounds

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

workout 1002

30 squats
bearcrawl 50m
60 oh bb lunges (me 45, holly 20)
30 pushups
handstand walk 25m (me)/walking sumo squat (holly)
60 oh bb lunges (me 45, holly 20)
sit up & back extention ladders (10-9-8...3-2-1)