Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Practical Application

I went to the park today to do my original strength resets and decided to baby crawl my way to a tree and then transition to a leopard crawl and go up the tree. Worked out nicely. There was not the sense of imbalance I had when I last tried this.
Today I rowed 12 x 250 meters with :45 RI it felt good. Then I tried some trap bar farmer's walks I did 3 sets x 40 yds with 135/185/225. So I made basic strength standards for farmer's walks...bodyweight for 40 yds. the standard is actually BW x 50 ft. so I am off and running.
I ordered the Essential Somatics book and DVD set 2 days ago and I can't wait to try it.
I promise to keep you posted.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Out From The Shadows

Well, here I am again. Full of good intentions and dedication. We'll see how long this lasts.
I have changed my workout structure considerably since the last time we talked and here is what I am doing.
For a warm up I am doing Original strength coupled with patterning moves from Dan John's book Intervention
It goes like this:
Farmer walks plus cross crawl
Batwings plus segmented rolls
Planks plus neck nods
Squats plus six point rocks
Hinge pattern plus leopard crawl

Then a lift:
Kettlebell swings
Farmer walks

Then some conditioning on the rower on M/W/F and longer crawls on T/Th or Sat.

This is making me feel good and I like things that do that.