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  • EvRev's Journal

    At the moment this will be more fitness-focused and less eating-focused, simply because I'm in a transitional phase right now.

    I like to focus a lot on movement, but my personal goals tend to have more pure, functional strength leanings. I look up to the old time strongmen. Many of them were capable of things almost no modern human can achieve. I want to reach that level, I want to become superhuman. My problem has always been consistency. I find, though, that when I have an online log, with others watching, There is a level of accountability that keeps me on my path. So, here it is. My journal

    P.S. I may plug my blog here and there where my articles coincide with what I'm doing. It'll be worth a read
    Josh Vernier, CPT

    My Journal

    Evolution Revolution Fitness

    "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

    -Ayn Rand

  • #2
    So I'm not entirely off grains yet, and I'm definitely not in any kind of balance. I just started working as a trainer and am finishing up my degree. My sleep schedule is erratic, my training has been erratic until the last couple weeks. Our next shopping trip will be the first return to fully Primal since we fell off the wagon over a year ago due to a lot of life changes and upheavals. The main driver of my decision to return to fully Primal has been the IBS symptoms and acid reflux that have been getting worse and worse over the course of the year. It's come to the point where, like Mark did long ago, I am getting debilitating IBS cramps that have actually caused me to double over in pain. Heartburn is almost bad enough to be considered GERD.

    This time, there will be no falling off. My training is on track, I finally started working in my dream career, and soon my sleep schedule will even out a little more. Stress is going away, school is over soon...at this point I have no excuses. I will do this, and I will be successful. My goal may not be weight loss...at 7.7% body fat I have no weight to lose. In fact, when people see me they assume that I mus be in perfect health. If only they could spend a day in this body and feel what I feel...it's just as unhealthy as being overweight. I'm going to fix this. I'm going to become superhuman, inside and out!
    Josh Vernier, CPT

    My Journal

    Evolution Revolution Fitness

    "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

    -Ayn Rand

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    • #3
      Today was fairly easy...started off with some calf/hip flexor foam rolling and stretching, spent about 20 minutes doing sprint intervals, then rowed 2,000 meters. We finished off with some planks for time.

      I had heartburn so severe that I had to pause multiple times during the sprints and rowing...I can't wait to be totally grain free again!
      Josh Vernier, CPT

      My Journal

      Evolution Revolution Fitness

      "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

      -Ayn Rand

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      • #4
        I've decided two things...goals, rather. Next year, I want to compete on American Ninja Warrior and also the closest circuit of Girevoy Sport for the kettlebell swing. I have some programming to do!
        Josh Vernier, CPT

        My Journal

        Evolution Revolution Fitness

        "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

        -Ayn Rand

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        • #5
          So today I had an 8 hour TRX certification course. MY CORE IS STILL ON FIRE. I've had some experience with the TRX (I got mine about six months ago), but I learned things today that I never would have thought of on my own, and I consider myself to be pretty creative when it comes to making up exercises. It's all just movements. That's what I care more about than anything else...teaching people to move better so they can stay mobile and healthy for the rest of their lives!

          We spent about 4 of the 8 hours actually DOING the exercises...and I will be sore for the next four to eight weeks. It was a blast though! I'm so glad I could be a part of that course!

          On the menu for tomorrow: Lots of hiking and moving around in nature
          Josh Vernier, CPT

          My Journal

          Evolution Revolution Fitness

          "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

          -Ayn Rand

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          • #6
            Originally posted by EvRevFit View Post
            I've decided two things...goals, rather. Next year, I want to compete on American Ninja Warrior and also the closest circuit of Girevoy Sport for the kettlebell swing. I have some programming to do!
            ???? On the kettlebell swing for sport. That I'm aware of nobody does swing in a comp. At least none of the actual recognized organizations. You can choose biathlon, long cycle, jerk only, snatch only, and maybe a long cycle sprint, or chair press for fun.

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            • #7
              Haha whoops, I meant Snatch. I just happened to be watching a swing video as I was typing. I use Girevoy-style swinging during my training, but I am actually training for the Snatch.
              Josh Vernier, CPT

              My Journal

              Evolution Revolution Fitness

              "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

              -Ayn Rand

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              • #8
                Yesterday:
                Heavy morning
                5x3 Single-arm Dumbbell Snatch @ 80#
                5x5 Front Squat @ 165
                5x5 Thick Bar Deadlifts @160 (sets 1 & 2 were sumo warmups @135)
                3x Thick Bar holds to failure
                3x5 Calf Raises @ +45#

                -THEN-

                Later in the afternoon
                TRX circuit - 2 rounds, 10 reps each, no rest
                -Pistol
                -Kettlebell Swing
                -Hamstring Curl + Hip Press
                -Kettlebell Swing
                -Median Row
                -Kettlebell Swing
                -Chest Press
                -Kettlebell Swing
                -Face Pull
                -Kettlebell Swing

                Core Finisher:
                -Plank (1 min on, 30 sec off x5)
                -Pike Walks x10
                -Hanging Leg Raises 3x10

                I know it's a lot, but I eat a LOT and train both by myself and with my fiance to keep her motivated. I listen to my body and only push so far before backing off or deloading...most of the time
                Josh Vernier, CPT

                My Journal

                Evolution Revolution Fitness

                "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

                -Ayn Rand

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                • #9
                  That makes sense. Wouldn't want you training for the wrong thing! Best of luck! I've competed several times, but I do long cycle.

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                  • #10
                    Well, high volume swings are part of my training anyway. Thanks! I may try my hand at long cycle too...I haven't decided yet.
                    Josh Vernier, CPT

                    My Journal

                    Evolution Revolution Fitness

                    "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

                    -Ayn Rand

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                    • #11
                      Today:
                      Short? Check. Intense? Double check. Painful? DUH!

                      10 min warmup:
                      GS Snatch practice, cleans, push jerks, figure 8's, high pulls, juggling

                      Kettlebell swings for as many reps as possible in 10 minutes:
                      Completed 300 in 9:56 @16kg. I left myself a little room for improvement, since I'm back in the straight buildup phase again.

                      Swings were one-handed, switching hands every 10 reps.
                      Josh Vernier, CPT

                      My Journal

                      Evolution Revolution Fitness

                      "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

                      -Ayn Rand

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                      • #12
                        Today is rest day. Lots and lots of oh-so-fun foam rolling in my near future. Maybe some hand balancing for some variety
                        Josh Vernier, CPT

                        My Journal

                        Evolution Revolution Fitness

                        "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

                        -Ayn Rand

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                        • #13
                          I decided to change things up today and pull out my pair of 24kg kettlebells.

                          Warm-up: 2 rounds
                          10 Two-hand swings
                          10 One-hand swings l,r
                          5 Cleans l,r
                          5 Snatches l,r

                          Workout:
                          5x3 Full Body Attack (something I picked up from Mahler. Essentially a squat thrust to clean to push press)
                          3x10 Hindu Pushups (hands on kb handles for more ROM)
                          3x10 Renegade Rows (alternating)
                          3x3 Overhead Press
                          3x5 Pull-ups (w/ softball grips)

                          S'been a while since I've done any work with the double 24's, but that gives me something to work on!
                          Josh Vernier, CPT

                          My Journal

                          Evolution Revolution Fitness

                          "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

                          -Ayn Rand

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                          • #14
                            Bodyweight Strength, a la Convict Conditioning:

                            2x5 Uneven Pullups
                            2x6 Full Bridges
                            2x5 HSPU
                            2x10 Hanging Bent Leg Raises
                            2x5 l,r Pistols
                            2x5 l,r Uneven
                            One-hand hang for time x2 l,r: 19.03 seconds l, 20.87 seconds r; 11.15s l, 11.14 r
                            Josh Vernier, CPT

                            My Journal

                            Evolution Revolution Fitness

                            "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

                            -Ayn Rand

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                            • #15
                              Whelp...turned my ankle during a 12 mile hike yesterday, so I'm resting today and doing a lot of upper body stuff for the next couple days.
                              Josh Vernier, CPT

                              My Journal

                              Evolution Revolution Fitness

                              "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

                              -Ayn Rand

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