Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Todays training


Cut down a tree

Did some sandbag zercher squats, shouldering and shouldered squats. It is great being outdoors and working hard! The best!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Monday training

D/L #255 4 x 2
#385 3 x 3

weighted Chins on rings #50 2, 3 x 2

Not really sure if I am enjoying deadlifting again or not. Will see.
Bought some sand so will be making some heavier sandbags:)

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Saturday training

Rolling thunder #100 x 5
125 x 3
145 x 2

#70 x 5
#88 x 5
#106 5 x 3
supersetted with chins 5 x 5

Sandbag zercher squats 10 x 3

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Flippin' fun

Joe Sarti from San Jose dropped by with a couple of his fighters yesterday(Dave and Jeff). Both very strong guuys in their own right!

Great to have visitors drop by. Played around with a few different things but the tire was the hit. Fat bar deads, rolling thunder, sledge levering, rope climbs and tire beating with sledge.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Deadlifts and swings

Deadlift (reg. diam bar)
#205 x 5
#255x 5
#355 x 3
#375 x 2
#395 x 1

KB swings #50 2 hand 50 x 1
1 hand 25/arm x 1

Monday, February 19, 2007

TNT cables

Great compliment for overhead pressing.

2 yellow & 1 magenta 5 x 6 sets

Done explosively.

Check them out here: Lifeline USA

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wed & Thurs training

Tire Flips 5 x 5

2 handed KB Swings #108 10 x 2

Double KB front Squats #88's 3,4,5

Zhealth on both days. GTG on Wed & R-pahse today.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Kettlebell Slam

Training updates

A lot of my training at the moment is revolving around zhealth. Fairly boring read but life isn't always rainbows and unicorns;)

Also I have been doing a lot of garden/labor work. I have really enjoyed being outdoors and the change in the fitness protocol. It is all too easy for me to train too much/hard too often so this is a nice change of pace. I really enjoy being outdoors and working hard. Too few people are doing it these days. One of the reasons I train the way I do is that I don't want to be tied down to training. Freedom and variety in training is important to me. This of cousre has pitfalls(mentioned above) that I have to be very conscious of. I live and learn and this is an important part of growing and life.

Here is a quick rundown on the last few workouts:

Band presses 2 yellow + 1 magenta 5 x 6
Very explosive and felt great!

Was going to get the tire out but it has been raining up this way. Soggy!
KB Front squats #50 5 x 5

Tire will be out tommorow:)

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Todays training

Been doing z health in some form everyday and making good progress with it.

Rolling thunder #100 10 x 3

Dbl KB Front squat #70's 5 x 3

Monday, February 05, 2007

Got the tire back out

It is always harder to go back to something that injured you the last time you used it. Thankfully it all went smooth. I love flipping the tire and it has to be one of the most gratifying things training wise I do.

Dead hang KB snatches #60 5 x 2
#70 5 x 1

Tire flip 5 x 3
KB push presses #70 5 x 3

Farmers walk #70's x 530 feet

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Dean Jolly & Omar Clinton

Had the pleasure of meeting Dean and Omar at the zhealth cert. Both very strong and great guys. Dean travelled all the way from New Zealand! Check out Deans website: PhysicalCultureNZ
Omar doesn't have a website at the moment but I am sure he will have one up soon;)

This weeks training

Been taking a R&R from the regular training. Playing around with a few new ideas.
Anyways a lot of Z-Health amognst everything.

16kg kettlebell
2 mins exercise/1mins rest of:
S/C deadlift
Tact. Lunge
Push press
Push press
High Pull or Swing
Swing Squat

Ribbon 5/side x 1
Windmill 3 x 1

24kg KB
2 hand swings 10 x 8
1 hand swings 10 x 3

Sledge front levering #16 approx 3/4 of the way x 2/side

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Z Health Cert thoughts

I am a very nuts and bolts kind of person. When I first got R-Phase from Z-health I tried it a few times and didn't think anything too major about it. I put it back on the shelf and didn't really see the point to it.

After reading a bit more and hearing the benefits has led me to give it another go. Mainly Steve Maxwell, Josh Henkin and a few others got me curious about it. So I signed up for the cert with the mind of 'what exactly is going to be taught for six days!' These are just basic movements. Or so I thought.

As they say, the older you get the more injuries you have to live with. Something I do not want to buy into. I love to train and being injured is no fun at all. With the mobility drills I thought I was doing correctly, I was actually doing incorrect. I noticed major differences in my posture after doing the exercises correctly. I felt much more mobile and fluid than I have in a long long time.

Being a full time trainer, my assessments were what I thought were practical and a good representation of imperfections and potential problems. I always saw the assessment as laying the foundation for the training program. I now understand how to have a better toolbox and way of assessing.

Z-health has a great way of assessing your clients. It works and it works fast. I am nowhere near the level of assessing that I would like to be but here is what one of my clients had to say:

"Z-Health ia amazing. The results were instant and obvious. I am excited about learning and practicing more."

This was after working with him for about 10 mins. I was so happy to see major changes so quickly.

It is great to be able to show people these exercises and see the obvious changes that are going on.

I am looking forward to learning more for my clients and myself.
If you are interested in learning more about what Z-Health has to offer visit their website Z Health

It was an amazing experience and I learned a lot and look forward to learning even more in the next three days.