High-rep, near-cardio approaches to fitness are actually sounding functional to me lately. I mean, do I want to be the guy who can only lift a car off an accident victim or the amazing guy who can play paddleball for 40 hours straight. Oh.
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.
I love the simplicity of the routine.
I have bastardized it a bit though. I do 5 sets of 10 reps each with each rep being 1 closed grip pull up + 2 diamond push ups + 3 air squats (so 50 pull ups, 100 push ups and 150 squats in all). I try and do it under 15 minutes with about 30 seconds rest between rest. Almost like a HIIT training routine.
When i was trying to lose weight (Jan/Feb) of this year, i did this routine and only this routine, 5 days a week.
Simplicity helps the consistency part and together they have made a big difference to my fitness.
Recently i have been using another variation as a warm up routine when i lift weights: 5 reps of 3 closed grip pull ups + 5 diamond push ups + 5 squats (so 15 pull ups, 25push ups and 25 squats in all). Nice full body warm up to get going.
Few but ripe.
Didn't do anything this morning..
Walk the doggie - stretch
Walk the doggie - then hit the gym
Locavore (locally grown foods when possible)
Training consists of Muay Thai, BJJ, weight training, and mountain biking
Would like to be in good shape by my 36th Birthday (07-07-2013)
Not looking forward to first workout of 2013. I will be elbowing my way to the squat rack through the hoard of "resolutioners". It should be back to normal in a few weeks. Hopefully a few of them will stick with it.
For the first workout of the year at my local CrossFit box (on New Years day) we did a tag team WOD. Teams of 3 working through 2013m row, 113 KB swings, 113 wall ball squats, 113 hand release pushups and 440m run. The key was that one of the team had to be held off the ground while any work was being done. It was hilarious watching the various ways people came up with to hold their teammate off the ground.
Incline Bench Press 4x6
Incline Rows 4x8
Front Squats 5-5-5-5-5
Good Mornings 10-10-10-10-10
Pull Ups 5x10
"Suffer no guilt yee who wield this in the name of Crom"
Quote on the Father's Sword
5R/5L dumbbell snatch, 35#