Day 1: Primal Food Intake Today:
B: Scrambled eggs with onion, mushrooms and buffalo sausage. Prunes
S: Iced Green Tea
L: Chocolate Shakeology with Almond Milk
S: Handful of mixed nuts (pecans, almonds, cashews and macademia nuts).
D: Buffalo skirt steak, sauted zucchini and mushrooms.
Push Ups, Pull Ups, Sledgehammer and Slosh tube exercises.
Took the dog for two walks today.
Built a pull up bar using 3/4" pipe and attached it to the underside of my deck. Now I can do pull ups outside!
No posts for a few days. Still in?
I'm still doing the challenge. Just haven't had much time to post. I'll see if I can rectify that.
OK, so I've been following the Primal Challenge but had house guests most of last week and a big work project this week that has limited my time to post to my journal.
Primal exercise has been:
Saturday August 8th - Hiked up to Upper Mohawk Lake near Breckenridge. This was a 7 mile round trip hike with a 2,000 foot elevation change. My wife and I did this hike in 4.5 hours. Pictures available here:
Prior to that I did some sprinting and Interval workouts along with pull ups and some sledgehammer work.
Monday August 10th - P90X Ab Ripper X and 30 minutes of Sledgehammer workout.
Tuesday August 11th - P90X+ Interval X+ workout. Really pushed it!
Wednesday August 12th - 30 minute Slosh Pipe and Pull ups workout. This was a killer! 4"x8' slosh pipe filled 2/3rds with water. I did 10 different exercises. After each two slosh pipe exercises I did a set of pull ups. Ended up doing 8 sets of pull ups (wide grip, standard grip, reverse grip and close grip) for a total of 62 pull ups. I even did one set with a 15 lb backpack strapped on!
My primal eating has been a lot better this week than last. My house guests did get to sample some primal fare but for the most part it was less than primal eating. This week it has been grass fed beef, buffalo and natural chicken made into a delicious curry!
I had coconut pancakes for breakfast yesterday flavored with pumpkin pie spice! Delicious!
Newsflash! My wife and I have decided to cap off the Primal Challenge by climbing a 14er on August 29th!
This will be the first 14,000 foot mountain for both of us. We are going to climb Mount Sherman in Colorado. Arguably the easiest 14er to climb it should still prove challenging enough.
No I won't be doing it barefoot or even wearing Vibram Five Fingers (unless someone wants to dare me to <g>) but it should still be a great primal experience.
Just got back from Home Depot with material to build a 3" x 10' slosh tube. I also picked up a 10# sledgehammer to go with the 16# one I already have.
Last night I made sliders from grass fed hamburger. Instead of a bun I used an iceburg lettuce leaf. Chopped up some onions and added some mustard and just a dab of ketchup. They were great!
Tonight's dinner will be salmon with a salad and 1/2 a sweet potato.
Primal workout today, Friday August 14th:
Diagonal Sledgehammers - 10/10 with 10# hammer
Wide Grip Pull ups - 10
Standard Push ups - 30
3" x 10' Slosh Tube held overhead - 30 seconds
Sledgehammer Butter churn - 1 minute with 16# hammer
Reverse grip chin ups - 10
Decline push ups - 25
Zercher carry 4" x 8' Slosh Tube - 4 laps around yard
Sledgehammer Tricep Blaster - 30 reps with 16# hammer
Standard width pullups - 10
Diamond push ups 20
3" x 10' Slosh Tube bicep curls - 15
Overhead Sledgehammers - 30 reps with 10# hammer
Close grip pull ups - 10
Military combat push ups - 10
4" x 8' Slosh Tube held overhead - 20 seconds
Sledgehammer Tuck the Bales - 30 reps with 16# hammer
Reverse Grip chin ups - 10
Standard push ups with 15# backpack - 25
Forward/Backward 3" x 10' Slosh Tube paddles 20/20 reps
Diagonal Sledgehammers - 20 reps with 16# hammer
Standard Grip Pull Ups - 10
Burpees - 15 reps
3" x 10' Slosh Tube side bends - 5 each side
Farmers Market for fresh produce and meat this morning. Then went on a 3 mile hike around a mesa nearby.
This afternoon we are going to buy some bikes for the kids.
All in all a good start to a Primal weekend.
Reasonably primal day today. Walked the dog, went for a bike ride, and did yard work. Also spent time on the couch watching Tiger lose the PGA Championship (congrats Y.E. Yang!) and took a nap.
Big Primal strength training workout planned for tomorrow morning. Sledgehammer, slosh tubes, pull ups, squats and deadlifts. Oh and a little thing called Ab Ripper X from P90X!
Rested today. Was going to go for a run and do some sprints when I got up but it was abnormally cold outside. Got busy with work and decided that this would be a rest day. Tomorrow I will sprint.