Wednesday, February 11, 2015

16 hours of driving in two days does NOT do a body good...

On Feb. 4 I hit a good training day
Indoor Cycling Class x 1 hour
Treadmill x 20 min (1 min walk + 4 min run x 4)

Some days its just great to train for a while.

Today
Prep - foam roller, Ground Force Method
24 kg Get-up plus x 1+1

Strength aerobics session
11 min - 24 kg alternating sets of Clean + Press + Squat + Snatch Right and Left with 24 kg Bottom up sets of Clean + Press + Squat + Snatch Right and Left
10 min of 32 kg sets of Clean + Press + Squat Right and Left

Last Friday the 6th I drove 8 hours to work with Gray Cook on new Level 2 information and turned around and drove the 8 hours back the next day - This does NOT do a body good.
Took a couple of days of Foam roller and stretching to get unwound.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

More pressing... and a new Position

Prep - foam roller and Ground Force Method

24 kg Get-up + x 1+1

32 kg MP ladders
2+2 > 2+2 > 3+3 x 6 ladders


Double 32 kg Renegade Row x 10 x 5 sets (between ladders)

32 kg One arm swing x 5+5 x 8 sets in 5 minutes

Stretch

I have been promoted to Chief SFG Instructor and will be working with Strong First on advancing the curriculum and standards for the SFG.

Very excited to begin this now role.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Keeping it Simple

A busy couple of days with no training but got one in today

Prep - Foam roller and Ground Force Method

Strength Aerobics session
24 kg x 21 minutes
Clean + press + squat + snatch x right and left

For the first half of the training I alternated in sets of the same exercises but Bottoms Up with both hands - great way to increase the "strength" work without going heavier etc....

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Quick training yesterday...

prep - Foam roller, Ground Force Method

24 kg Get-up x 1+1 x 5

Treadmill
1 min walk + 4 min run (7.0 speed) x 3
2 min cool down walk

More on the Foam roller -
I had a couple of other questions from the foam roller forum post.
If not SMR then what the other benefits
What do you do when you find a tender spot?
If a desk jockey then is there anything additional to do etc...

other benefits -
it is a highly proprioceptive (lots of information to the brain),
it is “self massage” – so good for tissue quality etc…,
tender spots (this ties in with tissue quality) – these “hot spots” may be restrictions influencing movement etc…
When you find a tender spot – 10 or so 1″ rolls over the area or 10-15 seconds of staying on the spot
you don’t have to “get rid of” the tender spot but you may want to revisit the spot after the rest of your rolling to see what has changed
As a desk jockey you may be spending 5-10 minutes on the roller – so just a bit more time and attention to the hot spots before your movement prep

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