Today I took a wonderful rest day. Got some Vitamin D by the pool while napping briefly and getting some good reading in, foam rolled like mad and analyzed the hell out of my nutrition program! I have so much I want to try out, I'll just have to start a nutrition To-Do list. The main thing Ive been doing more and more is charting everything. I mean EVERYTHING! It is an incredible experience to write down what's going on in your life in a very technical manner, it inspires so much more awareness of your lifestyle and I really believe it's a great way to take proper and logical steps to becoming a healthier person!
Tomorrow I'm back in The Garage for my second to last de-load workout, and I'll hit some light conditioning along with some skill work. Super excited for Sunday when I'll be headed up the greater North East to vacation with Lindsey! Lot's of relaxing, tanning, reading and working out; perfect.
Well, that's it for today, just a short little post. I have my second Courageous How-To coming up soon, so look for that tomorrow or Friday!
Never Stop, GET FIT.
While the volume was up quit a bit, but the loads were down like crazy to let the muscles chill before going into crazy numbers next month! So, upon waking I began a new trend where I hit up a good 350 reps of core focus exercises along with 100 push ups. My goal is to work this in every morning to boost up my core strength and to really get my body control and chest developed to a point where I think it really belongs.
Later in the day I hit my squat workout, moving through it quickly while focusing on range of motion and stability. It was all the same lifts as I have been doing for the past three weeks, just with less sets and about half or less the weight.
The evening brought the fun! JP and Big Dan came over and we hooked up our harnesses to a couple tires for a mile-long tire drag. JP went first with the 45# tire, Dan followed a bit later after we hooked up the 90#'er (this clearly was way harder than he expected and he cut out after 800 meters, totally spent!), then I headed out afterwards. My first speed bump was that i was 20 minutes past my food alarm, so I went in to eat up my tuna, spinach, cucumber and nuts while they guys were out doing their thing. This meant that I was about to hit a 15-20 minute burner on a completely full stomach. Ugh. Anyways, I commited to ust NOT stopping the entire way and that is what I did (I used the 45#'er by the way). With the interesting layout of the block (the direction we took had us at about a 600 meter 2% grade up, then a 200 meter 6% down for one time around the block), it was a pretty decent challenge to keep a steady pace. I pulled in the first lap just around 9 minutes, and finished with a good sprint down the hill at 18:49. I realized about half way around the second time that I really could have gone a ton faster. My back tightened up immediately and I spent the whole time thinking about that, but realized that running (or very slowly jogging) was no more strenuous on my lungs and legs than walking. It was mental defeat I guess. I convinced myself that I needed to walk, but the reality of it was I did not need to at all. I think this is doable on my course with the 45#'er in 15 minutes!
Anyways, if you area fan of my Facebook page, you already know the news, but if not, I will be officially announcing a HUGE event up here tomorrow! Look for it!
Never Stop, GET FIT.
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