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Stephen R. Lampl 03-23-2009 10:54 PM

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[quote=Carter Jee;549079]good effort on the WOD stephen...

keep working on those deadhangs... strength will come eventually...

have you considered using bands for that little bit of assistance. I have found that the stimulus from bands as compared to a gravitron machine is much much better..

cheers...

carter[/quote]

Carter,

Thanks again for the vote of confidence! Sure always appreciate your encouragement! I must be stubborn - - never have used the bands and tend to like doing static holds and negatives to increase my PU strength. Maybe it's time to dump the recalcitrant attitude and step into a band or two......Yeah - - I [I][B]hate[/B][/I] the Gravitron - - too much assist through parts of the ROM, or not enough, depending on the selected assist weight.....

I'm really gonna start hitting the strength stuff hard, including the pull-up work. I know I can do it....just have to work a bit harder.

Have a great day!

Stephen R. Lampl 03-24-2009 12:25 PM

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[I][B]090324 TUESDAY

Training Class at Globo.

Warm-up:
Stairmaster (subbed for treadmill): [/B]10:00, L2 - L8, HR to 125 or so.
[B]Shoulder pass thrus - 10 X 1
Body circles - 5 ea direction
Trunk Rotations - 5 ea direction.

Class training: Medicine ball cleans - rudiments

Class WOD: For time:
100 Wall Ball shots - 14#
100 Ab mat sit-ups.
Partition as desired to total target numbers.
(Did 4 rounds by 25 reps of each).
TIME: 7:18

Additional work:

Pull-ups: Mixed grip and a few kips thown in...
5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 4 + 1, [COLOR=Red]6[/COLOR], [COLOR=Red]6[/COLOR] = 52 total. [/B](Think this is the first time I've gotten 6 in a row. Surprised I repeated that a few minutes later)!

[B]Clean and Jerk:
WU: 45# cleans X 10
45# C & J X 5
95# X 5
Work sets:
135# X F, F, F, F. [/B](Thought I could do these - - the 95# WU were easy!) [B]Dropped to 115#....
115# X F, 1, 1
120# X 1, 1, 1
125# [COLOR=Navy](ties PR)[/COLOR] X F, 1, F, F.
[/B](Lost my focus doing these. Did not pull hard consistently "through" my heels, hip drive was weak, and had slow arms/a slow drop. On the other hand, jerks were solid all the way).
[/I]

Christin Street 03-25-2009 10:51 AM

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Nice job on the WB/SU WOD!! Great time!

Stephen R. Lampl 03-25-2009 06:55 PM

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Thank you, Christin!

Stephen R. Lampl 03-25-2009 06:59 PM

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[I][B]090325 WEDNESDAY

REST DAY TODAY....:pepper:

[/B][U]Finally[/U][/I] found and was successful in purchasing a good, used C2! WOOT WOOT!

Carter Jee 03-25-2009 08:27 PM

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congrats on a lifetime purchase...

muchos jealous here!! no such thing as a second hand c2 rower here.... damnit... seems like gyms here tend to hang on to them here...

carter

Stephen R. Lampl 03-25-2009 11:24 PM

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[quote=Carter Jee;551185]congrats on a lifetime purchase...

muchos jealous here!! no such thing as a second hand c2 rower here.... damnit... seems like gyms here tend to hang on to them here...

carter[/quote]

Thanks, Carter! I was reading Gus' post (at least, I think it was Gus) who was explaining how hard it was to get decent bumper plates and bars there in Australia. I'm rather surprised that sporting goods (bars, rowers, etc.) are hard to come by there - - you have such a sports-minded populous; at a minimum, top ranked soccer and rugby teams and lots of great athletes.

I know here in California, it seems the pre-owned C2s are getting harder and harder to come by at a decent price. Most people are asking within $200 or less of brand new.....hardly worth it, since Concept 2 ships the rowers free from Vermont. Go figure.

Richard Macaulay 03-26-2009 02:29 AM

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[QUOTE=Stephen R. Lampl;551249]Thanks, Carter! I was reading Gus' post (at least, I think it was Gus) who was explaining how hard it was to get decent bumper plates and bars there in Australia. I'm rather surprised that sporting goods (bars, rowers, etc.) are hard to come by there - - you have such a sports-minded populous; at a minimum, top ranked soccer and rugby teams and lots of great athletes.

I know here in California, it seems the pre-owned C2s are getting harder and harder to come by at a decent price. Most people are asking within $200 or less of brand new.....hardly worth it, since Concept 2 ships the rowers free from Vermont. Go figure.[/QUOTE]

Great work recently Stephen. Good CJ numbers, just gotta keep hitting that pull, especially if your jerks were solid, that can be the weakness for some.

And congrats on getting you C2, there amazing. iv got link to some great C2 drills if you want it. Put you through your paces?!

Ricky

Helen Lawson 03-26-2009 05:43 AM

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Too bad about your achilles :crutch00:

[QUOTE=Stephen R. Lampl;547929]
Affiliation process is going well - - unbeknownst to me, someone else applied while I was gone and got approved. He's a great guy whom I know a bit from the globo - - he works out there too. If it all pans out, he, I and two others will probably throw in together. Looks like my business plan is right on point with what he's been able to find out too. CrossFit Sonora should be up and running before too long at any rate. WOOT WOOT!
......[/QUOTE]

But....:yeahthat::pepper::broc::kicking0:

I'm sooooooo proud of you!

Justin McGinley 03-26-2009 06:08 AM

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[QUOTE=Stephen R. Lampl;547929]Affiliation process is going well - - unbeknownst to me, someone else applied while I was gone and got approved. He's a great guy whom I know a bit from the globo - - he works out there too. If it all pans out, he, I and two others will probably throw in together. Looks like my business plan is right on point with what he's been able to find out too. CrossFit Sonora should be up and running before too long at any rate. WOOT WOOT!
[/QUOTE]

How did I miss this before?!?!

:pepper:

That's just awesome!

Nancy Cohen 03-26-2009 02:51 PM

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[QUOTE=Stephen R. Lampl;549054]Nancy,

Gee,[I][B] I wish[/B][/I] you were correct.....the first numbers were my bench presses.....I think I am permanently stuck with 4s and 5s for my dead hangs.....doesn't matter whether pronated, supinated, or close grip.....BLEH! :ranting2:[/QUOTE]

Oh...I see. Well, 4's and 5's are still good.

I think I'm giving up on the Recon Ron program and this is why....every time I try to do a lot of something, or push too much in any one movement....I seem to end up with an injury. Too many pull ups or push ups and I end up with wrist problems. Too much or too fast running, and I end up with calf injury.

Hard to admit, since I'm so competitive, but, I seem to be much better off in moderation. My new approach is to aim for as best as possible in as many areas as possible, while staying injury free. I'm going to readjust my goals, as, for example, I think for me, going for 10 deadhangs will probably just cause me wrist problems.

Husband's having similar issues with his cycling...riding with bike club full of guys in their 30's, and an ex-olympic cyclist...all the training and hard riding to try to keep up is starting to cause him some bad aches and pains.

Damn, I think we talked about this before too, and look, I didn't listen to myself, and I got a re-injury. :ranting2:

oh, sorry to hijack your log into being all about me....

Stephen R. Lampl 03-26-2009 05:06 PM

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[quote=Richard Macaulay;551276]Great work recently Stephen. Good CJ numbers, just gotta keep hitting that pull, especially if your jerks were solid, that can be the weakness for some.

And congrats on getting you C2, there amazing. iv got link to some great C2 drills if you want it. Put you through your paces?!

Ricky[/quote]

Ricky,

Thanks for the encouragement and suggestions! If you have links to drills or any advise, ship them/it my way, by all means! I can never have too much training info.

Steve

Stephen R. Lampl 03-26-2009 05:10 PM

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[quote=Helen Lawson;551329]Too bad about your achilles :crutch00:



But....:yeahthat::pepper::broc::kicking0:

I'm sooooooo proud of you![/quote]

Thanks, Helen. I'm not new to achilles injuries - - tore my left severely in 1980. I just need to get some sense into my head and stay off my feet (or at least not try to walk/run) for a few days.

As for the affiliation - - it's sure coming along. We may have a box soon; my acquaintance has just sent off all his paperwork. Maybe (but I'm not sure) there might be a different title next to my name sometime soon....

Stephen R. Lampl 03-26-2009 05:11 PM

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[quote=Justin McGinley;551352]How did I miss this before?!?!

:pepper:

That's just awesome![/quote]

Hey, not problem, Justin. It seems every day now, we get a bit closer to being up and running. Looking for a box now and trying to figure out how large (or small) to get the "operation" off to a sensible start.

Stephen R. Lampl 03-26-2009 05:25 PM

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[quote=Nancy Cohen;551898]Oh...I see. Well, 4's and 5's are still good. [/quote]

Thank you! Funny how things are but after I spent all that time belly aching about being stuck, I got a couple of 6s. Go figure.....

[quote=Nancy Cohen;551898]I think I'm giving up on the Recon Ron program and this is why....every time I try to do a lot of something, or push too much in any one movement....I seem to end up with an injury. Too many pull ups or push ups and I end up with wrist problems. Too much or too fast running, and I end up with calf injury.

Hard to admit, since I'm so competitive, but, I seem to be much better off in moderation. My new approach is to aim for as best as possible in as many areas as possible, while staying injury free. I'm going to readjust my goals, as, for example, I think for me, going for 10 deadhangs will probably just cause me wrist problems.

Husband's having similar issues with his cycling...riding with bike club full of guys in their 30's, and an ex-olympic cyclist...all the training and hard riding to try to keep up is starting to cause him some bad aches and pains.[/quote]

Unfortunately, I think I have gotten to be like Mark and you. I have become so blasted competitive that I just keep pushing. I think I'm just lucky and was out of shape long enough that I couldn't cause too much damage initially - - now my body is used to the abuse.....:D

[quote=Nancy Cohen;551898]Damn, I think we talked about this before too, and look, I didn't listen to myself, and I got a re-injury. :ranting2:

oh, sorry to hijack your log into being all about me....[/quote]

I gave up Recon Ron a long time ago, but more because I have trouble staying with any one thing more than a little while (except for CrossFit in general). I should probably purchase some Woody Bands or at least, a couple of bicycle inner tubes for assists, so I can crank out some high rep pull-up drills. I just have gotten a lot of benefit from static holds, negatives, and jumping pull-ups.

There is no need to apologize! I really enjoy hearing about others' triumphs and tribulations. It assists me by letting me know what others are going through and perhaps, what I might expect at some time during my training.

Hope the calf is feeling better!

Stephen R. Lampl 03-26-2009 08:27 PM

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[I][B]090326 THURSDAY
Training Class - - Last day :(

Class Warm-up:[/B]
[B]Stationary cycling[/B], about 5:00 @ L-2 / 100 RPM (different bike than usual)
[B]Treadmill,[/B] walking to 4.2 MPH and varying inclines to 5.0. Class did intervals to easy run, but my R/achilles protested loudly....
[B]Shoulder Pass Thrus [/B]X 15
[B]Body Circles[/B] X 5 X 2
[B]Trunk Rotations[/B] X 5 X 2.

[B]Class WOD: Fight Gone Bad (modified)[/B]
3 Rounds for time of:
1:00 minute max reps Jump Rope Singles (sub for rowing)
1:00 minute max reps Wall Ball Shots X 14# (sub for 20#)
1:00 minute max reps Push Press 60# (sub for 75#)
1:00 minute max reps Box Jumps 14 in (sub for 24 in - had to do steps instead)
1:00 minute max reps Sumo DL Hi Pulls 65# (sub for 75#)
Rest exactly 1:00 between rounds.
[B]Total: [COLOR=Red]569 (PR!)[/COLOR][/B][COLOR=Black]

Last FGB: 12/31/2008:
75# SDHP
[/COLOR]75# PP
16 in Box Jump
Row (calories)
Wall Ball shots 12#
[B]Total: 216

Note: [/B]Okay....I was more gassed after this workout than I think I ever have been. Don't know how I avoided "Pukie." Took nearly a half hour to get up and walk normally.....only got five hours of sleep last nite, but don't think that was it....Plans to do a little strength work afterwards? FOGGETTABOUTIT!! BLEH!
JR singles were a challenge with my sore R/Achilles - - kinda half one-leg jumped them......Score without JR singles was still 298. I was happy with the improvement!

[/I]

Stephen R. Lampl 03-27-2009 06:56 PM

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[I][B]090327 FRIDAY [COLOR=Blue]MY 6 - MONTH CROSSFIT ANNIVERSARY!!

[COLOR=Black]Warm-up:
Stationary Cycling: [/COLOR][/COLOR][/B][COLOR=Blue][COLOR=Black]10:00 / L3 / 100 RPM / 2.6 miles
[B]CFWU X 2:
[/B]Added Shoulder Pass thrus X 10 X 2
Body Circles 5 X 2 (by ea. direction)
Trunk Rotations X 10 X 2

[B]WOD: (From Main Page)[/B][/COLOR][/COLOR][/I]
10 rounds for time of:
10 Pull-ups
10 Ring dips (subbed decline push-ups - feet on bench)
[B][I]TIME: 14:58[/I][/B]


[I]Tried some bar dips prior to doing this WOD. Bursitis in R/shoulder is apparently still going on. Could only get 11 or 12 full-ROM dips before my shoulder really started to protest. Tried bench dips - - still no dice. Reduced to push-ups.....:([/I]

[I]Pull-ups were kipped - - first round 5, 4, + 1; all the rest were by 2s....[/I]


[I][B]Squat Work:[/B][/I]
[I][B]Box Squat Practice[/B] (for strict form). All work was with 45# bar only.[/I]
[I][B]Warm-up: [/B]Air squats X 10 to bench.[/I]
[I][B]Working: [/B]High Bar position: 10, 10, 10. Low Bar position: 10, 10.[/I]
[I]These felt good and solid, but driving up through my heels from the bench was difficult, even with just 45#. Gonna keep the weight light until I really have this down.
[/I]

Carter Jee 03-27-2009 09:16 PM

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hey steve!!

good to see that you're listening to your body and being smart when you work out... there's nothing worse than being gungho and soldiering through a workout when you have [B]pain[/B]....

carter

Stephen R. Lampl 03-27-2009 10:10 PM

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[quote=Carter Jee;553050]hey steve!!

good to see that you're listening to your body and being smart when you work out... there's nothing worse than being gungho and soldiering through a workout when you have [B]pain[/B]....

carter[/quote]

Thanks, Carter! Glad I listened too! I tend to be hard-headed and learn the hard way,

Love the new avatar!

Steve

Richard Macaulay 03-28-2009 05:16 AM

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[QUOTE=Stephen R. Lampl;552011]Ricky,

Thanks for the encouragement and suggestions! If you have links to drills or any advise, ship them/it my way, by all means! I can never have too much training info.

Steve[/QUOTE]

[url]http://www.concept2.co.uk/training/rugby_llanelli.php[/url]

There you go, lots of nice sessions. Look at speed endurance training on that page....session 1....i gave that to scotty to, great workout. My dads always loved rowing, he tried that one once and got 9 times through it.

Ricky

Stephen R. Lampl 03-28-2009 01:04 PM

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[quote=Richard Macaulay;553152][URL]http://www.concept2.co.uk/training/rugby_llanelli.php[/URL]

There you go, lots of nice sessions. Look at speed endurance training on that page....session 1....i gave that to scotty to, great workout. My dads always loved rowing, he tried that one once and got 9 times through it.

Ricky[/quote]

Thanks, Ricky.

Stephen R. Lampl 03-29-2009 12:41 AM

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[I][B]090328 SATURDAY

[/B]Workout today ended up being maintenance session on C2 rower. Gotta chance to review my 6 month goals and actual accomplishments.

[/I][I][B]6 month goals (March 27, 2009). [/B]Changed 6 month date from March 7th for the 2+ weeks I lost being sick and/or off my workout schedule)[B].

[/B][/I]1). Weight down to 195# (just over 1/2 my total desired weight loss).
2). If tested, body fat at or below 20%.
3). Attain 50 consecutive push-ups
4). Attain 5 consecutive dead-hang pull-ups
5). Attain 21 consecutive kipping pull-ups (if I can learn to kip....)
6). 1.5 X BW dead lift
7). BW bench press
8). 275# squat, if knee OK
9). Run 1 mile in 8:00 minutes, if knee OK
10). Be able to complete a "Fran" W/O regardless of time

[I][B]Actual accomplishments:
[/B][/I]1. Weight = 199.
2. BF probably about 22 or 23 percent, per Dr. Barry Sears/Zone Diet Book calculations.
3. Unknown on the push-ups. Gotta check.
4. [COLOR=Red][B]6 dead hangs [/B][COLOR=Black](Mar. 24, 2009)
5. Got 10 kipping pull-ups..........once! Form still very much hit and miss.
6. [B][COLOR=Red]1.5 X BW dead lift [/COLOR][/B][COLOR=Red][COLOR=Black](Mar. 04, 2009).
7. Still 14# short of a BW bench press.
8. Well off this goal. Working on form.
9. Will try this when Achilles is better.
10. [COLOR=Red][B]Fran as Rx'd, 11:33[/B][COLOR=Black] (Feb. 18, 2009).

[I]Workouts have been more sporadic than I'd like recently and I feel like I've been slacking off a bit. Time to put away excuses and get with it!

On another note, I'd like to apologize to everyone - - I think my forum etiquette has been lacking and I've been too wordy in others' logs or hijacked threads without thinking about it. New 6 month period......new manners..........new me!

Blessings to all![/I][/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]
[/COLOR][/COLOR]

Samantha Aurelio 03-29-2009 06:38 AM

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[QUOTE=Stephen R. Lampl;553643][I][B]090328 SATURDAY

[/B]Workout today ended up being maintenance session on C2 rower. Gotta chance to review my 6 month goals and actual accomplishments.

[/I][I][B]6 month goals (March 27, 2009). [/B]Changed 6 month date from March 7th for the 2+ weeks I lost being sick and/or off my workout schedule)[B].

[/B][/I]1). Weight down to 195# (just over 1/2 my total desired weight loss).
2). If tested, body fat at or below 20%.
3). Attain 50 consecutive push-ups
4). Attain 5 consecutive dead-hang pull-ups
5). Attain 21 consecutive kipping pull-ups (if I can learn to kip....)
6). 1.5 X BW dead lift
7). BW bench press
8). 275# squat, if knee OK
9). Run 1 mile in 8:00 minutes, if knee OK
10). Be able to complete a "Fran" W/O regardless of time

[I][B]Actual accomplishments:
[/B][/I]1. Weight = 199.
2. BF probably about 22 or 23 percent, per Dr. Barry Sears/Zone Diet Book calculations.
3. Unknown on the push-ups. Gotta check.
4. [COLOR=Red][B]6 dead hangs [/B][COLOR=Black](Mar. 24, 2009)
5. Got 10 kipping pull-ups..........once! Form still very much hit and miss.
6. [B][COLOR=Red]1.5 X BW dead lift [/COLOR][/B][COLOR=Red][COLOR=Black](Mar. 04, 2009).
7. Still 14# short of a BW bench press.
8. Well off this goal. Working on form.
9. Will try this when Achilles is better.
10. [COLOR=Red][B]Fran as Rx'd, 11:33[/B][COLOR=Black] (Feb. 18, 2009).

[I]Workouts have been more sporadic than I'd like recently and I feel like I've been slacking off a bit. Time to put away excuses and get with it!

On another note, I'd like to apologize to everyone - - I think my forum etiquette has been lacking and I've been too wordy in others' logs or hijacked threads without thinking about it. New 6 month period......new manners..........new me!

Blessings to all![/I][/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]
[/COLOR][/COLOR][/QUOTE]

:thumbs_up !!!!! You got it!

Stephen R. Lampl 03-29-2009 02:46 PM

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[quote=Samantha Aurelio;553701]:thumbs_up !!!!! You got it![/quote]

Thanks, Samantha. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Steve

Richard Macaulay 03-29-2009 02:53 PM

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[QUOTE=Stephen R. Lampl;553947]Thanks, Samantha. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Steve[/QUOTE]

Steve, i cant imagine you ever being anything less than amazing on other peoples loggs?!

Have you tried any of the workouts yet i sent you?

Ricky

Greg Privitera 03-29-2009 02:57 PM

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Really like the clear-cut goal setting. Good job reaching those goals, and sounds like you are close to a few more.

I will say that 50 pushups to 5 deadhangs seems a bit imbalanced in favor of the pushups...

Stephen R. Lampl 03-29-2009 03:16 PM

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[quote=Richard Macaulay;553949]Steve, i cant imagine you ever being anything less than amazing on other peoples loggs?!

Have you tried any of the workouts yet i sent you?

Ricky[/quote]

Hi Ricky,

I am ashamed to admit it, but no. A bit sporadic to say the least with my workouts, plus with the job hunting, etc. All excuses aside, I'm changing my priorities. First is to straighten my eating back out.

Thanks for the support and kick in the butt!

Stephen R. Lampl 03-29-2009 03:17 PM

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[quote=Greg Privitera;553951]Really like the clear-cut goal setting. Good job reaching those goals, and sounds like you are close to a few more.

I will say that 50 pushups to 5 deadhangs seems a bit imbalanced in favor of the pushups...[/quote]

Thank you for the kind words, Greg. I've never been good at push ups, but don't know if I set the goals properly. Just kinda pulled them out of the air on what seemed reasonable to shoot for....

Nancy Cohen 03-29-2009 04:43 PM

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[QUOTE=Stephen R. Lampl;553964] All excuses aside, I'm changing my priorities. First is to straighten my eating back out.

Thanks for the support and kick in the butt![/QUOTE]

Steve, can't remember but, have you read The Paleo Diet? It might give you a good base for learning a healthy and life-long way to eat. Just use it as a basis, you don't have to go all the way with it. Anyway, if you haven't already...read it!

Elizabeth Terris 03-29-2009 06:26 PM

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Catching up on your log! You have been doing great work. Great Dead Hangs and Fran. Way to set clear goals.

Stephen R. Lampl 03-29-2009 11:30 PM

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[quote=Nancy Cohen;554019]Steve, can't remember but, have you read The Paleo Diet? It might give you a good base for learning a healthy and life-long way to eat. Just use it as a basis, you don't have to go all the way with it. Anyway, if you haven't already...read it![/quote]

Thanks, Nancy. I haven't read it yet - - I've tried to locate a copy locally, but each time it seems the couple of stores (and the bookstore) are out of stock. Time to order on-line I guess. I've been following the Zone pretty strictly (with more emphasis on protein over carbs) until about the last two weeks. Haven't eaten a lot of garbage, but I have lost focus and have not eaten enough or in proper balance to support my workout intensity.

BTW, I was shocked today when I checked the rower and found it only had 122 total kilometers logged on it during its 14 year lifetime!

Stephen R. Lampl 03-29-2009 11:34 PM

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[quote=Elizabeth Terris;554086]Catching up on your log! You have been doing great work. Great Dead Hangs and Fran. Way to set clear goals.[/quote]

Thanks ET! Really looking forward to getting my focus back. Eating has been suffering, but I'm optimistic. Sure do appreciate your encouragement!

Take care!

Stephen R. Lampl 03-30-2009 12:10 AM

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[I][B]090329 SUNDAY.

[/B]Today was supposed to be a workout day. Back spasmed all last night, so ended up with a short workout on the rower and a walk. See my [/I][URL="http://www.cfbassman.blogspot.com/"]BLOG[/URL] [I](finally got it up and running) . . . it's wfs.

I hope to post mainly to my blog, since I tend to get a bit long-winded here. I'll still hang out to read others logs and learn - - this is such a valuable community!

Steve
[/I]

Carter Jee 03-30-2009 04:11 AM

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hi steve...

looks like your c2 is a huge bargain!!!! make sure you get some of the chain oil and oil the chain quite regularly as they tend to wear out. (was one of my bum jobs as a student)..

love the blog. always good to put stuff out there!! and best of luck with moving towards your goal of training ppl at your own box!!!

maybe I could drop by when I holiday in california!!!

carter

Stephen R. Lampl 03-30-2009 09:42 AM

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[quote=Carter Jee;554275]hi steve...

looks like your c2 is a huge bargain!!!! [I][B] make sure you get some of the chain oil and oil the chain quite regularly as they tend to wear out.[/B][/I] (was one of my bum jobs as a student)..

love the blog. always good to put stuff out there!! and best of luck with moving towards your goal of training ppl at your own box!!!

[I][B]maybe I could drop by when I holiday in california!!! [/B][/I]

carter[/quote]

G'day Carter!

Thanks for the excellent advice - - yeah, good maintenance is cheap insurance for sure. Checked the monitor last nite - - the thing only had 122 lifetime kilometers on it over the 14 years it's been in existence!

Thanks for the feedback on the blog and for the encouragement. As for coming to California, coffee, guiness, Fosters, or ? is on me!!

Have an awesome Monday! (well, almost Tuesday at your place..:D).

Steve

Stephen R. Lampl 03-30-2009 11:28 PM

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[I][B]090330 MONDAY

[/B]Taking this week off. Realized I have only taken one [U]intentional[/U] "rest and recovery" period in the last 25 weeks. Need to give Achilles, back, and R/shoulder some active rest time.
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Charles Bennington 03-31-2009 08:54 AM

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[QUOTE=Stephen R. Lampl;555032][I][B]090330 MONDAY

[/B]Taking this week off. Realized I have only taken one [U]intentional[/U] "rest and recovery" period in the last 25 weeks. Need to give Achilles, back, and R/shoulder some active rest time.
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Good call, drink some Guinness and eat steaks.

Samantha Aurelio 03-31-2009 09:25 AM

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I love blogs! *follows*

Helen Lawson 03-31-2009 09:50 AM

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[QUOTE=Stephen R. Lampl;553966]Thank you for the kind words, Greg. I've never been good at push ups, but don't know if I set the goals properly. Just kinda pulled them out of the air on what seemed reasonable to shoot for....[/QUOTE]

Hey Steve. Hard work requires hard rest! You need it!

If you look at the way the WODs are designed it is usually more push-ups than pull-ups. Usually a 2:1 ratio but I'd think the most you'd want to shoot for is a 4:1 ratio of push-ups to pull-ups to keep you in balance.

Keep in mind that 90% of the american public is very quad/chest/shoulder strong and very weak back & posterior chain. I attribute this to too much sitting ... couches, desks, computers, and cars and not enough hard work. Also, traditional male workouts include bench, biceps, etc.... No back, glute, hamstring. Most people sit all day so they can pay someone else to do the hard stuff for them. As Rip says...something like....just because desks were invented it doesn't discount the need for the human body to work hard.

OK, i know, sorry, i'm probably preaching to the choir on this one! :D

Stephen R. Lampl 03-31-2009 11:26 AM

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[quote=Charles Bennington;555301]Good call, drink some Guinness and eat steaks.[/quote]

Thanks, Chuck! I'm afraid I've lived a sheltered life - - never had a drop of Guinness. Perhaps it's time to try. Steaks.......NOW you're talkin'.


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