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Stephen R. Lampl 07-06-2009 11:08 PM

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[quote=Blair Robert Lowe;619767]Interesting. I, myself sometimes like a longer warmup than other people but mainly to get myself loose and lively.

Do you find that it mucks up with your WOD performance? I found this a bit last year as I tended to bike about 6-7 miles slightly uphill to the gym to workout. I did this as well last saturday which was 5+ in a headwind.

It looks like I see 30m of LSD before some of your workouts and was just curious.[/quote]

Actually Blair, it doesn't seem to hurt my WOD performance at all - - probably just the opposite. The couple of times I tried some fast intervals, I got winded, but I did those as my CFE-type WOD and toward the end of my workout session. I've also had some days when I'll do an easy to moderate row for about a half-hour while I'm gearing down for the evening and watching TV.

BTW, the longer warm-ups tend to fit in well with what Kelly Starrett said in his video on the CF Journal site. Definitely worth watching, plus he makes some good points about not using NSAIDs any more......

Blair Robert Lowe 07-07-2009 12:05 AM

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Hmm, I don't remember the longer WU video with KStar. NSAIDS, yes.

Stephen R. Lampl 07-07-2009 07:07 PM

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[quote=Blair Robert Lowe;619814]Hmm, I don't remember the longer WU video with KStar. NSAIDS, yes.[/quote]

I don't think Kelly produced a video about longer WUs; I just commented on his analysis of some of the causes of tissue injuries, like age (where I fit in), prior injury of the same body component(s), etc......

Stephen R. Lampl 07-07-2009 08:31 PM

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[I][B]090707 TUESDAY......More CFFB Programming.....

Warm-up:
[/B][/I][B]Walking/running: [/B]10:00, .70 miles total distance. Walking warm-up to 4.2 MPH. Intervals - easy runs: 3 X 30 sec @ 6.5 MPH with 30 sec rest (4.2 MPH) between runs, 1 X 30 sec @ 6.0 MPH with 1:00 cool down @ 4.0 MPH.
[B]CF Redding WU: [/B]Push-ups to 30 reps, sub stability ball full-ROM situps X 20 for GHDs, weighted lunges - 20# Dbs X 10 X 2 (R/L).

[I][B]Strength WOD: [/B]
[/I][B]Weighted Pull-ups 3, 3, 3, 3, 3.
25# X 3, dropped to 20# X 3, 3, 3, 3*[/B]
[I][B]Daily WOD:
[/B][/I][B]Power Cleans 185# (for time): 15, 10, 5
Warm-up sets: [/B]45# X 10, 95# X 5, 135# X 1, F, F. Wanted to use 135# but just could not get under it. Used same weight as previously (120#)
[B]Working: 120#
Time: 4:37

[I]Tried a few dumbbell snatches [/I][/B][I](Don't think I have the form correct)
[/I]20# X 10 X 2 (right, then left).

[I][B]*[/B] Not sure, but I don't think I've ever gotten more than two or three sets of weighted pull-ups (weight was 15# for those).
Workout today felt good; would have liked to have used 135# for the cleans, but had a couple of near misses even at 120#. More skill work necessary I'm afraid. [/I]

Dave Coughlin 07-07-2009 09:04 PM

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Nice work with the CFFB style, Steven. Please keep on maintaining a good eye on your recovery with these WODs, scaled or not they are quite traumatic.

Your work with weighted PUs will pay off sooner rather than later...I need some more of those myself/

Stephen R. Lampl 07-07-2009 09:08 PM

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[quote=Dave Coughlin;620472]Nice work with the CFFB style, Steven. Please keep on maintaining a good eye on your recovery with these WODs, scaled or not they are quite traumatic.

Your work with weighted PUs will pay off sooner rather than later...I need some more of those myself/[/quote]

Dave.

Many thanks! At your recommendation, I am watching my recovery like a hawk. Going solo makes it difficult to keep the intensity at 100%, but I aim for it as best I can. My 2 on - 1 off / 3 on - 1 off schedule seems to work well for whatever I am doing.

Thanks also on the weighted PUs......I felt nice to get through five sets of them for once without having to dump [I][B]all[/B][/I] of the weight.

Justin McGinley 07-08-2009 02:26 AM

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[QUOTE=Blair Robert Lowe;619814]Hmm, I don't remember the longer WU video with KStar. NSAIDS, yes.[/QUOTE]

He talked about it in the injury one recently, how people with previous injuries might need to spend more time warming up the injured area. I definitely need to spend extra time on my right shoulder before I do any pressing.

Justin McGinley 07-08-2009 02:27 AM

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Look at you doing weighted Pull-ups. Who would have thought?

Stephen R. Lampl 07-08-2009 09:34 PM

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[quote=Justin McGinley;620535]Look at you doing weighted Pull-ups. [I][B]Who would have thought?[/B][/I][/quote]

I sure didn't! Thanks!

[I][B]090708 WEDNESDAY

REST DAY

[/B][/I]Job interview and gtg pavement pounding........NOT my idea of a rest day......feel more gassed than after a good WOD.....

Stephen R. Lampl 07-10-2009 12:03 AM

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[I][B]090709 THURSDAY

[/B]Woke up today not feeling well and with something wrong/pain behind my right knee when I extended my leg. No idea where that came from.......

[B]Warm-up:
[/B][/I][B]Walking: [/B]20:00 / 1.5% to 5% incline / 2.5 MPH initial to 4.2 MPH / 1.27 miles
Tried a short run at 5.5 MPH; both hamstrings were tight and back of right knee complained loudly......[U]lots of stretching[/U] followed.
No CFWU today or organized WOD today.

[I][B]Leg lifts: [/B][/I]100, unbroken
[B]
[I]July Thruster Challenge: [/I][/B]
[B]Week 1, Day 2: [/B]75# X 15 reps (unbroken)

[I][B]Jump Rope Singles: [/B][/I]100 X 3 (broken - tripped 3 or 4 times each).
[I][B]Double-under attempts: [/B][/I]5, 5, 5. (none chained together....RATS!).

[I][B]Active Shoulder Lat Engagement (on dip bars): [/B][/I]15 X 3

[I][B]Pull-ups:
[/B][/I][B]Dead Hang: [/B]8, 5.
[B]Kipping: [/B]12, 8.

[I][B]Bar Rows (C2B): [/B][/I]10, 8.

Erin Davidson 07-10-2009 06:08 AM

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Looks like some really dedicated work, Steve. KEEP IT UP! :kicking0:

Stephen R. Lampl 07-10-2009 11:16 AM

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[quote=Erin Davidson;621993]Looks like some really dedicated work, Steve. KEEP IT UP! :kicking0:[/quote]

Erin,

Thanks so much for stopping by! It's always great to hear from you and I love looking in (when I get the chance, though lately, that's been the exception to the rule) on what you and the Tribe have going on.

Workouts are a bit haphazard right now - - still trying to find a job and working into a hybrid CFFB / Main Page program to build basic strength (it's working!).

Take care!

Stephen R. Lampl 07-10-2009 07:50 PM

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[I][B]090710 FRIDAY

[/B][/I][B][I]Unplanned "light duty" day.

[/I][/B][I]Looks like I really did something bad to my right knee - - the pain was serious just trying to do air squats....

[B]Warm-up:
[/B][/I][B]Stationary Cycling: [/B]10:00 / L3 / 100 RPM / 2.6 miles. Knee felt OK doing this.[I]
[B]Partial CF Redding Warm-up[/B][/I]:
No squats, burpees, or OHS.

[I][B]CFFB Strength WOD: [/B][/I](Amateur)
[B]Strict Chin-ups - max reps X 3, rest 3 minutes between sets.
[/B]8, 7, 6 = 21.

[I]Intended to do bench presses - - all stations in use by high school kids.
Probably going to be side-lined or at least limited for a while in what I can do........
[/I]

Stephen R. Lampl 07-12-2009 02:29 PM

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[I][B]090711 SATURDAY

090712 SUNDAY

Both REST DAYS........

[/B]Got a good analysis of my R/Knee injury from my friend who is the owner of and Dr. at a local PT clinic. It appears to be one of overuse / over-compensation for the minor hamstring tear of my L/leg.

It is probable that I overdid it walking at a high angle - 10% or more on the treadmill, or the relatively large (for me) number of power cleans I'd done in the preceding week +.

Rx........more rest days, R.I.C.E., foam rolling, deep tissue massage, and alternate WODs.......
[/I]

Ted Apollo 07-14-2009 10:00 PM

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hey steve i am just checking in with you. i hope the recovery is going well? how long are you supposed to stay off of it & not wod?

i was thinking when you are ready to start working out again if you might be able to do some light tai chi? since crossfit is about: "endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, accuracy, agility, and balance" maybe some light tai chi would help with the balance, accuracy, and coordination? it would be a good way to start moving your body again without hardcore strain.

Nancy Cohen 07-15-2009 12:14 PM

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[QUOTE=Ted Apollo;624741]
i was thinking when you are ready to start working out again if you might be able to do some light tai chi? since crossfit is about: "endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, accuracy, agility, and balance" maybe some light tai chi would help with the balance, accuracy, and coordination? it would be a good way to start moving your body again without hardcore strain.[/QUOTE]

Great advice, Ted. Or, how about water exercise!

Steve, interesting you mention that you think your problem might have been exasterbated (sp?) by doing treadmill at a steep incline. I'm convinced that my achilles problem developed from walking steep hills...I wasn't even doing any running when it developed. And then, yes, of course, it's actual cause might be from other muscles being weak, and compensations, etc.. But, I stay away from those hills now.

Stephen R. Lampl 07-19-2009 08:54 PM

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I've been MIA for a few days......missing everyone's great work, so I'll be back now checking in on all y'all.....
[I][B]
090713 thru 090718 (Monday through Saturday):

[/B][/I]Spent this entire week up in Redding helping our daughter move out of her old apartment and in to her new place.......100 degree-plus heat each day! Not too upset I didn't have any chance to work out. I got more than my fair share of exercise.

[I][B]090719 SUNDAY

REST DAY..........[/B]Ready to get back at it!
[/I]

Nancy Cohen 07-20-2009 03:59 PM

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[QUOTE=Stephen R. Lampl;627813]
[/B][/I]Spent this entire week up in Redding helping our daughter move out of her old apartment and in to her new place.......100 degree-plus heat each day! [/QUOTE]

aaaackkkkkk! And it was 110 in Fresno on Saturday. Just nasty! Husband went cycling out to Millerton Lake while I was doing my water cert all day. His cycle computer was reading 120 degrees out on the open road. I told him he's lucky he didn't just drop dead.

Irony was that I was in an indoor pool for 3 hours, and was getting hypothermia. I was literally losing the feeling in my fingers. I turned to look at the woman next to me, and her lips were completely blue, and she said she was also losing feeling in her fingers. Go figure!

Nancy Cohen 07-21-2009 03:41 PM

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Steve, I found this on some random web site. Thought you'd get a kick out of it. As a swimmer, even I found the explanation pretty hilarious. It would be nearly impossible for someone to read this and understand it!! Enjoy!

[COLOR="Red"]The Flip Turn, Simplified:[/COLOR]
[B]Swim fast. Simultaneously do three things, all quickly:[/B] tuck your chin to your chest while pulling your outstretched arm to your side (your other arm is at your other side already) and make a little dolphin kick. Be patient and don't do anything else until you are folded in two with legs quite straight and eyes looking up to the surface of the water. Then, at the same time, turn your palms down and press on them while bending your legs and your turn is complete. Don't forget to leave your arms alone. It's your hips that leave your hands, not the other way around.

Stephen R. Lampl 07-21-2009 08:56 PM

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[quote=Nancy Cohen;629220]Steve, I found this on some random web site. Thought you'd get a kick out of it. As a swimmer, even I found the explanation pretty hilarious. It would be nearly impossible for someone to read this and understand it!! Enjoy!

[COLOR=Red]The Flip Turn, Simplified:[/COLOR]
[B]Swim fast. Simultaneously do three things, all quickly:[/B] tuck your chin to your chest while pulling your outstretched arm to your side (your other arm is at your other side already) and make a little dolphin kick. Be patient and don't do anything else until you are folded in two with legs quite straight and eyes looking up to the surface of the water. Then, at the same time, turn your palms down and press on them while bending your legs and your turn is complete. Don't forget to leave your arms alone. It's your hips that leave your hands, not the other way around.[/quote]

Nancy,

You are sooooooo correct - - there is not a snowball's chance in the "hot place" that I'd EVER understand this......except trying to get my little brain around this tells me I would end up spinning sideways (horizontally) in the water using the one outstretched arm and making a little dolphin kick.....

Thanks for sharing this tidbit of hilarity. I've forwarded it to my daughter. She will get a kick out of it!

Stephen R. Lampl 07-21-2009 09:23 PM

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[I][B]090720 MONDAY

Another Rest Day (unplanned). [/B]Crazy Busy and no energy/time left to work out.[/I]

[B]
[I]090721 TUESDAY

Back into it today.......
[/I][/B]Took it carefully and easily due to having over a week off....

[I][B]Warm-up:
[/B][/I][B]Stationary Cycling: [/B]10:00 / L3 / 100 RPM / 2.6 miles
[B]CF Redding WU: [/B]Backed off on GHD sit-ups and back extensions to 15 reps each; 20 push-ups also.

[I][B]WOD: 5K Run
[/B][/I][B]Scaled to 5K Walk / Slow Run - time: 43:50.
[/B]First .5 miles: Walk increasing speed to 4.0 MPH
Next 1.5 miles: Alternating .25 mi (400m) run at 5.5 MPH with 400m walk at 4.0 MPH.
Last 1.2 miles: Alternated .1 mile runs at 6.0 MPH with .1 mile walks at 4.0 MPH.

[I]Felt slight, continuous "pull" on L/Hamstring and R/Achilles throughout most of the runs and later walking, but nothing more serious. [/I][I]No lasting effects after post-WOD stretching. Very happy to complete this in any time period without a problem.

[/I][I][B]Skill Work:
Warm up: [/B][/I]10 X 1 of Front Squats @ 45#[B]Overhead Squats. [/B]
[B]45# X 5, 5, 5.[/B]
No PVC pipe anywhere at the globo today, so got brave and tried using 45# bar. Form felt good and solid for all lifts! Sure smoked my shoulders though....

[I][B]Pull-ups:
[/B][/I][B]Dead-Hang: 6
Kipping: 5, 10, 7, 11[/B]

Stephen R. Lampl 07-22-2009 02:33 PM

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[I][B]090722 WEDNESDAY

CrossFit Sonora Training Session/Group WOD at Sonora H.S. Track[/B]
[/I]Well, we were few, but still managed to put in a good butt-kicking WOD. Thanks Josh and Seth for this killer....

[I][B]Warm-up[/B][/I]:
Slow .25 mile jog/run
Shoulder pass throughs/body circles
Leg/hamstring stretches

[I][B]WOD:
Five Round for time of:
5 muscle-ups (or 10 pull-ups)
10 dead lifts X 185#
15 wall balls X 20# (10 foot target)
5 burpees

Scaled to:[/B][/I]
[B]5 Rounds for time of:[/B]
[B]10 pull-ups
10 wall balls X 20#
5 burpees
TIME: 18:31
[/B][I]L/hamstring not happy with the deadlifts after yesterday's workout. Got 1 round at 10 reps and 5 reps the next before dumping the DLs from the WOD. Scaled back on the wall balls also just to be safe, but probably[/I] could [I]have managed sets of 15 reps. Pull-ups were unbroken first three rounds, last two, got 8 + 2 each time. Best I've ever done on pull-ups! [B]YEAH![/B][/I]

Scott Jenkins 07-23-2009 01:24 AM

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Good to see your hitting group workouts Steve, its a new thing to me seeing as I only found an affiliate two weeks ago.

I read on Carter's log you wanted some tips on getting upside down. My way of getting over the fear of kicking up a wall was to start on my knees and slowly kick my legs gradually higher and higher until I found contact with the wall. Make sure you put some padding (ab mats) down in case you collapse as its a new position for your body to be in. Even better get a gym buddy to catch your legs until you get use to the position.

Hope this helps Steve

Stephen R. Lampl 07-23-2009 11:12 AM

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[quote=Scott Jenkins;630092]Good to see your hitting group workouts Steve, its a new thing to me seeing as I only found an affiliate two weeks ago.

I read on Carter's log you wanted some tips on getting upside down. My way of getting over the fear of kicking up a wall was to start on my knees and slowly kick my legs gradually higher and higher until I found contact with the wall. Make sure you put some padding (ab mats) down in case you collapse as its a new position for your body to be in. Even better get a gym buddy to catch your legs until you get use to the position.

Hope this helps Steve[/quote]

Scott,

Thanks for the advice and info. I took the gymnastics cert back in May and really had a blast - - problem is, having my workouts at a globo and going solo means no one to spot me......no way to hang bands either. We can't wait for our box to get established in a better location. Right now, it's a garage gym with limited times.

Take care!

Stephen R. Lampl 07-23-2009 09:41 PM

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[I][B]090723 THURSDAY
[/B]
[/I]Got a chance to actually act as a trainer today (for the first time!). Took about 10 to 15 minutes to show a couple of gym regulars (who also mix in CF workouts) some kipping progressions. Felt really great to be able to give back and share stuff I've learned.......

[I]Seriously stiff and sore from yesterday's workout. Concentrated on skill work today.[/I]

[I][B]Warm-up:
[/B][/I][B]Jump Rope work.
[/B]Skipping with heavy (2#) rope:
50 singles X 4
DU practice: About 10:00 (with breaks). Got a DU on most every attempt, but could not chain any together. Must spend more time on these!
Shoulder pass thrus + trunk rotations + body circles.

[I][B]Skill Work[/B][/I]: [I][B]Squats
[/B][/I]Used no weight, concentrated on strict form and worked to keep my weight off my toes.
[B]Air Squats: [/B]10 X 5
[B]Back Squats: [/B]10 X 5 X PVC
[B]Box Squats: [/B](Used weight bench) 10 X 5 X PVC

[I][B]Strength Work:
[/B][/I][B]Push-ups: [/B]Full ROM (hands on benches) - lowering upper body as far as I could go.
20 X 3 (first two sets unbroken)
[B]Pull-ups:
Kipping: 13, 7, 10
Dead Hang: 6
[/B]

Dave Coughlin 07-25-2009 05:35 PM

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-Nice to see you made a full day's work with skills, that's something everyone needs to do once in a while. I might even benefit myself by dropping my CFWU to to rounds, and adding in some concentrated skill work:highfive:

-Are you a part of the CF Senora crew? Trainer? Affiliate? Regardless, I bet it was a real kicker to do some CF training with some folks. I try with some guys at both jobs, but....

-I hate to hit you up with the tough love, but the only way to get used to being inverted is......well, being inverted. It sounds a bit wacky, and un-CF, but does your Globo have inversion boots? It might help to hang upside down for a couple moments. Headstands/handstands in the pool help out quite a bit as well;)

Stephen R. Lampl 07-26-2009 11:13 AM

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[QUOTE=Dave Coughlin;631764]-Nice to see you made a full day's work with skills, that's something everyone needs to do once in a while. I might even benefit myself by dropping my CFWU to to rounds, and adding in some concentrated skill work:highfive:

-Are you a part of the CF Senora crew? Trainer? Affiliate? Regardless, I bet it was a real kicker to do some CF training with some folks. I try with some guys at both jobs, but....

-I hate to hit you up with the tough love, but the only way to get used to being inverted is......well, being inverted. It sounds a bit wacky, and un-CF, but does your Globo have inversion boots? It might help to hang upside down for a couple moments. Headstands/handstands in the pool help out quite a bit as well;)[/QUOTE]

Dave,

Thanks for stooping by! Yes, I am part of the CF Sonora bunch - - my role will be more of a trainer. Josh, the affiliate owner, is a FF/paramedic; Seth and Karl, the other two involved, are both FFs, and the there is me, the old retired cop of the bunch.

As for getting inverted, no problem with the "tough love." I fully understand where you are coming from. There is only one place at the globo to really work safely on handstands against a wall - - no place at my house (I'm not really confident enough to do this stuff on a concrete floor yet). I need to find a good area with some lawn or training mats and just "do it."

Stephen R. Lampl 07-26-2009 11:38 AM

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[I][B]090724 AND 090725 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

REST DAYS.

[/B][/I]Friday - - most of the day job hunting and did a couple of interviews......perhaps something may come out of this?

Saturday - - Spent much of the day working with the Twain Harte Fire Dept. barbecuing hot dogs and linguica for the Annual Craft Fair / Wine Tasting Festival. Lots of fun - - ate too much non-Zone/Paleo stuff, but hey - - it was fun and for a worthy cause.

Blair Robert Lowe 07-26-2009 03:39 PM

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Steve, if you have an old futon mattress laying around it works as a skill cushion remarkably well but isn't very mobile. A few of those cheap couch pillows work ok as well but bed pillows are typically too small.

Stephen R. Lampl 07-26-2009 09:20 PM

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[quote=Blair Robert Lowe;632049]Steve, if you have an old futon mattress laying around it works as a skill cushion remarkably well but isn't very mobile. A few of those cheap couch pillows work ok as well but bed pillows are typically too small.[/quote]

Thanks for the info, Blair! We've got several of those sleeping mats (foam 2.5 X 6 ft) around, plus I completely forgot about the smaller exercise mat(s) my wife has......Awesome!

Stephen R. Lampl 07-28-2009 01:06 PM

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[I][B]090726 - 090727
SUNDAY / MONDAY: REST DAYS

[/B][/I]Job hunting/interviews really has me worn out. . . . .haven't been sleeping well either.

[I][B]090728 TUESDAY
[/B][/I]
Back at it again. Really feeling the poor workout schedule (three times in two weeks +). Not complaining - - just fact, unfortunately.

[I][B]Warm-up:
[/B][/I]Stationary Cycling - 10:00 / L3 / 100 RPM / 2.6 miles
CF Redding WU: (30 push-ups, 20 X GHD situps and back ext).

[I][B]Training:
[/B][/I]Spent about five to ten minutes helping a teen with her pull-ups/chin ups. Tried teaching her a couple of kipping basics and use also of a parallel grip.

[I][B]Skill Work:[/B][/I]
Strict Wall Squats:
5 reps X 3. Slow, methodical movements. Posterior chain is really tight today - - tried a few OHS first, but could not keep from coming forward onto my toes.

[I][B]WOD: "Cindy"
[/B][/I]AMRAP in 20:00 of
5 pull-ups
10 push-ups
15 squats.

I did a 1/2 "Cindy" (AMRAP in 10:00)
[B]Total" 9 rounds [/B][I]
Happy with the result, but totally gassed. Some more CFE-related work is definitely in order!
[/I]

Tom Rolen 07-28-2009 09:08 PM

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Hi Steve,

The job search is just like a CF workout, you just have to keep going and going until you get the job. I do not know much about your job situation, but I have been thru this twice and it just sucks. My only words of encouragement is to keep on until you land a job.

The other thing, is that the lack of sleep really affects the workouts as well....this I know as well.

Never surrender.

TR

Stephen R. Lampl 07-28-2009 09:30 PM

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Tom,

Many thanks for the great encouragement. I totally agree with you on the physical effects of job searches - - I don't generally tire easily but I've been like a whipped pup lately.

I know I'll also feel better once I get my workouts dialed back in - - or at least do something regularly.

Take care!

Christin Street 07-29-2009 03:04 PM

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Sending you positive vibes for the job search. But you've got to get in the gym and start doing more CF again...it helps EVERYTHING! Come on Steve!! :)

Gordon Cooke 07-29-2009 03:43 PM

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Hi Steve,

New to the boards here, but wanted to wish you luck on the job hunt. Interviewing for jobs has to be about one of the suckiest, most stressful thing in the world but it's just one of those things that unfortunately we all have to do (sometimes several times) in our lives. Keep your workouts up. It will help with both the stress and sleep. I speak from experience, as I sleep and cope with stress much better with exercise and my diet dialed in. I had high blood pressure before I started to take my fitness serious a few years ago. When I had a stressful day, I would get terrible headaches and feel physically sick. I even took medication for a while for it. I still have stressful days, but the headaches have disappeared and I am able to deal with it more easily. The last time I had my blood pressure checked, the nurse told me it was optimal, not just normal. This was checked at my job site, so that alone should have spiked it, but it didn't. I guess what I'm saying is keep on rockin, and everything will come out fine.

Stephen R. Lampl 07-29-2009 09:12 PM

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[quote=Christin Street;634222]Sending you positive vibes for the job search. But you've got to get in the gym and start doing more CF again...it helps EVERYTHING! Come on Steve!! :)[/quote]

Christin,

Thanks for the positive vibes - - I'll take all I can get. And I really appreciate the encouragement and support on the CF!

Sent you a PM.......

Stephen R. Lampl 07-29-2009 09:55 PM

Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log
 
[quote=Gordon Cooke;634250]Hi Steve,

New to the boards here, but wanted to wish you luck on the job hunt. Interviewing for jobs has to be about one of the suckiest, most stressful thing in the world but it's just one of those things that unfortunately we all have to do (sometimes several times) in our lives. Keep your workouts up. It will help with both the stress and sleep. I speak from experience, as I sleep and cope with stress much better with exercise and my diet dialed in. I had high blood pressure before I started to take my fitness serious a few years ago. When I had a stressful day, I would get terrible headaches and feel physically sick. I even took medication for a while for it. I still have stressful days, but the headaches have disappeared and I am able to deal with it more easily. The last time I had my blood pressure checked, the nurse told me it was optimal, not just normal. This was checked at my job site, so that alone should have spiked it, but it didn't. I guess what I'm saying is keep on rockin, and everything will come out fine.[/quote]

Gordon,

Thank you so much for the kind words and encouragement. I didn't realize how fried I'd gotten just through the stress of job hunting. Things are looking up though - - I have a couple of employment prospects and I've gotten back into the workout routine in the last couple of days - - just taking it slowly so I don't tweak anything else.

Take care!

Stephen R. Lampl 07-29-2009 10:12 PM

Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log
 
[I][B]090729 THURSDAY

Warm-up:
[/B][/I][B]Versa Climber [/B]10:00 / 72-75 SPM / Full ROM steps (10 -12").
[B]CF Redding WU [/B]slightly modified. GHDs / Back Ext. = 15 X 2. Push ups X 30.

[I][B]WOD[/B][/I]:
[I][B]Strength Work:[/B][/I] (Not timed)
[B]Full-ROM push ups. Hands on benches.
[/B]20 X 3. First two sets unbroken. Last set, 18 + 2.
[B]Full-ROM push ups, feet elevated, hands on benches.
[/B]10 X 4. First two sets unbroken. Set three 8 + 2, Last set, 6 + 4.
[B]Total push-ups = 100

[I]Skill Work:
[/I]Air Squats [/B](for strict form):
10, 15, 20; 15, 20 25.
[B]OHS (PVC) Box Squats[/B] also strict form (used low weight bench):
10 X 5.
[I]Finally got a couple of good reps where I felt my weight come off my toes![/I]

[I][B]Double-under practice: [/B][/I]About 15:00 total.
Used "single/DU" method. Got a DU on almost every attempt. Chained two together on 7 or 8 of the attempts. Chained [B][COLOR=Red]3[/COLOR][/B] together on one other attempt! I guess that makes it a [B][COLOR=Red]PR![/COLOR][/B]

Good day today - - energy is coming back and form on squats/OHS is getting there........s l o w l y.

Gordon Cooke 07-30-2009 03:04 AM

Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log
 
[QUOTE=Stephen R. Lampl;634427]Gordon,

Thank you so much for the kind words and encouragement. I didn't realize how fried I'd gotten just through the stress of job hunting. Things are looking up though - - I have a couple of employment prospects and I've gotten back into the workout routine in the last couple of days - - just taking it slowly so I don't tweak anything else.

Take care![/QUOTE]

Glad to hear that things are looking up Steve. I will be watching your log for updates. Please let us know how you make out. It's amazing that when you take care of your health, that everything else seems to fall into place. That has been my experience anyway.

Stephen R. Lampl 07-30-2009 03:01 PM

Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log
 
[quote=Gordon Cooke;634463]Glad to hear that things are looking up Steve. I will be watching your log for updates. Please let us know how you make out. It's amazing that when you take care of your health, that everything else seems to fall into place. That has been my experience anyway.[/quote]

Gordon,

Thanks again for your encouragement. Doing a bit better with the workouts - - still working on getting the endurance back.


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