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)

Tuesday “Feeling good” Workout


Feeling pretty good as I walked into the gym today. There was a lot more people than usual. but it is getting ready to be that time of the year again with people and their new years resolution. There is a like a large influx of people that come with the New years resolution to get in better shape and lose the excess baggage. If that is your new years resolution then pursue it wholeheartedly. But usually that drive last maybe a month and a lot of people lose motivation and stop coming to the gym. One thing I have learned is that it takes a lot of effort to make changes to your body and you shouldn’t be discouraged if it doesn’t happen immediately. Just stick with the program and everything will be fine.  Now my workout was mostly just aerobic work seeing as my Tuesday and Thursdays are my light workout days.  Just some aerobic work and stretching to make sure everything is loose and  limber nothing too difficult. Still trying to get used to the new speed increase may take me  the rest of this week. I’ve also lost 5 more lbs this week so the workout and changes in my diet are working

Aerobic work  
Treadmill running                                                                50 mins
Work pace 10.5 mph(1 min)
Rest pace   3.6 mph (1 min)

Stretching and Mobility                                                   2o 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.”

Staying on track with diets


Diets the one word people hate to hear. I myself hate the word diet. When I hear the word diet or someone saying that they are going on a diet. That to me means temporary. Most people go on a diet to lose between 15-20 lbs. Others may want to lose more weight.  Well usually what happens is that people go on the “diets” lose the weight then return to what they were doing before. The weight comes back and they begin the cycle again.  Why does this happen so much? I myself have found been through the ups and downs of dieting. The reason for that is. Most diets are very hard to adhere to for a life time. The first question that people ask about a diet is “Is it effective?”. Most diets for the most part are effective if you ever heard of the 2 snicker bar diet?.  Is that diet effective? yes it was effective but is that diet sustainable? No. Now if someone were to follow that diet they would get results but at the cost of their health. Now with my dieting experience what I have found to be helpful is to have “cheat meals”. What is a Cheat meal?  A cheat meal is a meal that acts as a reward for sticking with my diet.  I plan out my cheat meals with my social life. Usually I go out to eat with friends or the family on the weekend and  I get to sit down and enjoy a good meal with them. Before I can enjoy the cheat meal I must make sacrifices throughout the week.  It is  a built-in rewards system that I have in my diets.  Diets are very difficult physically and mentally. Constantly suppressing hunger pains and giving up your favorite foods(the bad foods) it wears a person down over time. That is why I tell my clients to have a cheat meal after a successful week of dieting.  This way it turns your diet from a long-term endurance race into the 100 meter dash. The rewards will help keep you motivated and make your diet sustainable. The longer you stay on a healthy diet the better off you will be in life.

Words of Wisdom


Remember that man created method and not that method created man, and do not strain yourself in twisting into someone’s preconceived pattern, which unquestionably would be appropriate for him, but not necessarily  for you….. In order to control myself I must first accept myself  by going with and not against my nature. Everybody has to think for himself. A right way for big man may not be a right way for a small man. A right way for someone who is slow may not be a right way for someone who is quick. Each person must understand his weaknesses and his strengths
Bruce Lee  

Do you have Discipline?


Discipline. Whenever I hear this word I immediately think about military or people who follow orders to a T. Now I have grown up in a sports  environment. I played sports my entire life. So I always had some one to tell me what to do, where to go, and what to eat from 1st grade to Junior year in high school.  My senior year I went to a boarding school. Now I had the ability to make more choices. I could eat what I wanted, study when I wanted, and basically for the most part do what I wanted I had more freedom.  Even thought I was given freedom to do what I wanted I still chose to do the right things. First reason I did not know any better. Never was a trouble maker and had good grades. Second reason I knew if I do the right things I could achieve more in my life. Eating healthy, working out and practicing hard will make me a better player.  Now I did not have people to tell me to eat right or to work hard it was something I told myself that I needed to do these things in order to make myself better. When I hear discipline I think of doing the what is right when there is no one around.  It is being accountable for you actions. If you live a sedentary life and your eat  a lot of junk food then your can put your self on the path for serious health problems in the future.  Remember unless you’re  born with diabetes( Type I) your lifestyle is a major factor in whether you will be diabetic in the future.  If you were a little more discipline stayed away from the sugary junk food ate more balance diet you would not be setting your self up for future problems.   A  friend of mine used to tell me how much he used to party and drink every weekend. He would drink until he almost black out. He said he was depressed and did not liked what he had become. Finally one day he decided he wasn’t going to do the same thing any more he made a huge change in his life. He started eating better, working out again and he even game up drinking for 8 months. He really started to hold himself accountable for his actions.  He started to feel a lot better but he said the hardest part was to stay with it mentally. It is very hard at times to do whats right when your haven’t done right in a long time.  One when you have time just take a second and reflect on your life  and ask your self  Am I Discipline?