Workout Blog Dec 14th 2015


 

2015-12-14 07.54.17

Time completed 15:56 felt like I was going to pass out

*For the workout Hurdle hops over and back count as 1 rep

Workout Data Dec 14th 2015

How to get conditioning in your workout as a lifter


As a so called “lifter” cardio is my kryptonite. Even though I know that cardio wont burn away my hard earned muscle. Soo what is a lifter suppose to do? Lift weights faster.  Now let’s get it straight if you want to be a better runner, cyclist, and swimmer. You will have to practice those discipline.  For those days you don’t feel like going out in horrible weather here are some lifting conditioning methods.

Every Minute On the Minute(E.M.O.M or E.M.O.T.M)
One of my favorite methods of getting conditioning while weight training For the next 10- 30 mins you will have a bell or buzzer or timer go off every minute.  Once the bell goes off you must perform a sequence of exercise within the minute.  What every time remaining in the minute. The faster you move the more rest you get. The slower you move the less rest you get.
Examples  
E.M.O.M x 15
1 Rep on each exercise
Deadlift
Bent row
Hang clean
Military Press
Back Squat
Good Morning

Escalating Density Training ( EDT )
Escalating Density Training created by Charles Staley
This is a great training model to help build lean body mass and at the same time burn fat and build your cardiovascular system. The goal is to pick 2 exercises resistance should be moderately high( 70-80% of you max).  For the next 12 mins you will perform 5 reps on each exercise trying to complete as many rounds as possible.   If you want to build muscular endurance use lighter weight and perform 10 reps on both exercises.

Example  
12 minute EDT
A). Barbell Back Squat
DB Bench Press

Rest 4 minutes

B.) Barbell RDL
Inverted Row

A.M.R.A.P( As Many Rounds As Possible)
Put 20-30 minutes on the clock and your goal is to get through your strength circuit as many times as you can in the time allotted. I really like to perform this circuit when I am by myself in the gym so I can hog all the equipment. Make sure to keep good form as you progress. I sometimes throw a sprint on either the treadmill, rower, or airdyne bike.

Example
20 min AMRAP
100-200m sprint
Front Squat x 10 reps
Dumbbell Incline Press x 10 reps
Chest supported row x 10
Barbell Deadlift x 10
Weight Straight Leg Sit-ups x 10

Give these workouts a try. Also if you have some other conditioning workouts please post them in the comments.

The Daily life of Strength Coach

The daily life of a Personal Trainer


If interested in going into personal training or Strength and Conditioning at College or Sports Performance facility. I will lay out one of my busiest days. So that you can have an idea of what you may be doing on a daily basis. I do love my job and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

3 am

  • Wake up turn off alarm
  • Eat Breakfast Oatmeal and scrambled egg whites, breakfast of champions( I prefer bacon and pancakes)
  • Grab uniform, lunch, and other important items
  • Leave for work 3:50-3:55 am

4 am

  • Arrive in the dark stumble around until I can reach the lights
  • Stumble through the dark turn lights on tv’s and collect laundry
  • Stand in middle room with superman poise try to build up confidence and get ready for the day( don’t feel any different)
  • Get ready for first personal training client

5 am

  • First training session sets tone for the rest of the morning
  • First session goes smoothly( feel good highly motivated decide to write a training program

6:00 am

  • 6:05 am return to desk start layout of training program.
  • 6:08 am remember Laundry needs to be changed and folded
  • 6:25 am get back to computer decide on color of template
  • 6:30 am get distracted by email
  • 6:50 am Get ready for next client

7:00 am

  • Client show ups 10 mins late.( they apologize for being late.)
  • 7:59 finish training client

8:00 am

  • 8:05 am check laundry again( I swear we are getting low on towels)
  • 8:12 am Get back to desk start work again on training program
  • 8:15 am reach desk stomach start growling decide to eat lunch( yes lunch at 8:00am)
  • 8:40 am finish lunch time to get ready for next client

9:00 am

  • 9:00 am client arrives for training
  • 9:55 am finished training client

10:00 am

  • 10:00 am put away equipment and check on laundry
  • 10:05 am make way back to computer to get working on training program
  • 10:25 am Co-worker ask me to review document.
  • 10:35 am review document, then back to work on training program

11:00 am

  • 11:00 am get tired of sitting down go walk around facility and check laundry
  • 11:10 am back at desk working of training program
  • 11:40 am tired of sitting again walk around facility again.
  • 11:45 am time to set up for my next client

12:00 pm

  • 12:00 pm client arrives decide to experiment with some new exercises
  • 12:55 pm finish training client( client has hard time walking after training session)

1:00 pm

  • 1:00 pm  Staff meeting( confidential information)
  • 1:50 pm meeting over

2:00 pm

  • Get a quick workout 30-40 min workout
  • 2:45 pm get showered and cleaned up

3:00 pm

  • 3:00 pm run out to QT to get a “Healthy Snack”
  • 3:20 pm  Start putting the finishing touches on training program
  • 3: 50 pm perform cleaning duties

4:00 pm

  • 4:25 pm get ready to co-coach the group training session
  • 4:30 pm help co-coach training session

5:00 pm

  • 5:25 pm finished co-coaching session
  • 5:30 pm start cleaning the rest of facility and putting equipment away

6:00 pm

  • 6:15 pm finish with cleaning duties transfer laundry
  • 6:30 pm grab stuff time to head home

That is the life of a personal training/ strength coach. Everyone schedule  does change around constantly and you will have to be very flexible just in case something does come up. If you want to get into this professional feel free to ask me I will be more than happy to help you out.

Words of Wisdom


Passion is learning to push beyond all of this in the pursuit of your dreams and goals. Your goals are going to cost you in every nuance of the word: physically, emotionally, financially and all the rest of the ‘allies you can find
– Dan John

Wednesday “Go Hard” Workout


Got off from work early and you know what time it is. Time to put in some work at the gym. I had a pretty rough day at work so I had some pent up energy to burn off.  So I was going pretty hard in the gym with no remorse for my body. So I decided to do both the Kettle bell workout with the running and the Treadmill condition one after the other. I had a lot of angry to get out.

 

8 rounds                                                                                       40 mins
1/4 mile run
Kettle bell clean and Jerk x 5 each arm
Alternating Kettle bell swings x 10
Single arm Bent over row x 8 each arm
Spiderman Push ups x 10

Treadmill                                                                                     30 mins
Work 1 min @ 11mph
Rest  1 min @ 3.5 mph

Stationary Bike                                                                       20 mins
2 mins rest
2 min Tabata protocol

Lifting 
Power Cleans     2 x warm         3 x 3 heavy
Single leg Pistol squats             4 x 6 each leg
Pull ups( over hand grip)        4 x 8
Anti Rotation T bar                   4 x 12

and that is all

 

Wednesday go hard or go home Workout


Hump day I was feeling a little sluggish but I knew that I had to get a good workout in to set a tone for the rest of the week. I told myself to go as hard as I can today. It started with Aerobic work like a boss. Hoped on the treadmill and ran for 45 min interval run. 10.5 mph for work pace and 3.6 for resting pace. Felt pretty good afterwards so I decided to do some low level plyometrics to mix up my work out a little bit. I am slowly changing my workout to include more power work. I think it will help me with the obstacles that I have to do in the toughmudder coming up in February. Afterward I moved to my Stretching and mobility work to allow my body some rest before I hit the weights pretty hard. I wanted to see if I can make myself sore from lifting. It was something I haven’t felt in a while I am starting to switch up the exercises that I do to keep my body on its toes. So we will see how it goes.

Aerobic
Treadmill                                                                           45 mins
Work 10.5 mph 1 minute
Rest  3.6 mph  1 minute

Plyometrics                                                                  15 mins
Low box drills
Hop Matrix
Stretching and Mobility                                      20 mins

Lifting                                                                               45 mins
Hang cleans              5×5
Lumber Jack reverse Lunge to Press   3x 8
Alternating 1 leg eccentric Stability ball curls  3 x 10(5 each leg)
Dumbbell Bench press  4 x 6
Feet elevated Inverted Row 3 x 10
Anti rotation T-bar  3 x 10
Hand walk out anti extension 3 x 5

Total time                                                                        2 hours 5 mins( +/- 20 mins)

Words of Wisdom


The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he id never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

Monday “Getting back in Rhythm” workout


Oh the Christmas Holiday has come and past and I hoped that everyone has had a great Holiday spending good time with family and friends. Now it is time to get back into the swing of things and to starting climbing the mountain once again. Two days off from working out will do your body good but I usually like to work myself back into working out slowly. Usually peaking with my hardest workout usually later in the week. Even still I did feel great coming into this workout with no aches or pains. Since the last workout I decided that I needed to increase my work speed on my workouts so now the minimum speed will be 10 mph.  So now I will be moving a a 6 mile pace which in relative terms of speed its not really fast. Most people can run faster than 10mph but it is a matter of sustaining that speed which will be the goal. Since it is an increase I decided to cut my time down to 30mins and work my way back to 60 mins.  Stretching and mobility  work is the same I am still on working on hip and ankle mobility along with shoulder and thoracic spine mobility.  I definitely feel that it is helping me become more limber.  I haven’t had any aches and pains and I feel good overall.  Lifting I decided it was time to switch up some exercise in my work to make me more explosive.

Aerobic work                                                  30 mins
Work 1 min @ 10mph
Rest   1 min @ 10mph

 

Stretching and Mobility                         20 mins

Lifting
Hang cleans                                                      5 x 5
Walking Lunges                                               3 x 20( 10 each leg)
Box Jumps                                                        3 x 5
Cable pull SLDL                                               3 x 8(each leg)
Dumbbell Bench Press                                 4 x 6 (each arm)
L- Pull ups                                                         4 x 6
Back Extension w/ Rear deltoid raise   3 x 8
Anti-rotation T bar                                       3 x 10
Sit ups w/ antirotation                                3 x 20
 Total Time                                                  120 mins 

Friday Work out December 23, 2011


Last workout before Christmas wanted to burn myself out as much as I can nothing special I done this program and I feel that I am finally starting to get used to eat as well with the current diet that I am on to help me get my body fat down to about 8%( which will be  pushing it but worth a try). Starting Monday I will make a change to a lot of the exercises that I do so that I can progress and make myself as ready as possible for the Tough Mudder.  If you don’t read any other post I want to wish you a Happy Holidays  to all  and a Happy New Year.

Aerobic work
Treadmill                                                                               45 mins
Work 1min @ 10 mph
Rest  1 min @ 3.5 mph

Stretching and Mobility

Lifting

Bulgarian Split Squats                                                         5×5 @ 205 lbs
Single leg Dead Lift                                                               3 x 8 @ 85 lbs
Dumbbell Bench press                                                        4 x 6 @ 85 lbs
 L – Pull ups                                                                              4 x 6  w/ body weight
Anti rotation T- bar                                                             3 x 10 @ 10lbs
Sit ups                                                                                        3 x 20

Words of Wisdom


One of the more popular axioms of the samurai reminded them to treat great things casually  and small things seriously- – as if their life depended on these details. Musashi emphasized that paying attention to small details was one of the most critical aspects of winning any battle, or succeeding in any enterprise – – Samurai Strategies. 

Now when I read that quote today it really stuck with me this morning. It wasn’t the first time that I have heard the quote but It was good to read it again. Always pay attention to the details. Remember it is not about what you do it is how you do it. Doing assignments, sticking to diets, or just following instructions it is very important to that all the little things are aligned.  Like in the quote above not paying attention to the details can make a huge difference between success and failure.  I remember when I first began playing college basketball our coach used to hand us scouting reports on the opposing teams players giving us a breakdown. My first year I did not read or I would skim through the notes.  Cause of that I would get beat by a player or wouldn’t know who the shooters were on the other team. It probably contributed to why I got less and less playing time as that year went on. After that year I learned to pay more attention to detail with the scouting reports. From then on I became a better defender because I knew people’s tendencies and new how to counter and take away what they wanted to do. I had to learn the lesson the hard way. Hope fully some people reading this post can learn something from my mistake.