Monday, November 22, 2010

Mon Nov 22

I was cold in my garage gym this morning, my friends... Full Body Conditioning Circuit
AMRAP in 20 Minutes (as many rounds as possible).

1) dead lift tractor tire + 90 lbs x 5 reps
2) TRX Rows x 10
3) feet up push ups x 10
4) KB Swing x 10 (used the 53lb KB)
5) OH SB walking lunges x 50'
6) Sledge Hammer x 10

I did 25 minutes of this. I literally almost puked. Perfect for a Monday morning. I honestly didn't want to do this hard of a workout, as I felt a little back stiffness from yesterday's wrestling and lifting. However, by the time I realized what I was doing, I was sweating like an idiot in my chilly garage and just went with it. This doesn't look like a tough workout, but it was.

I ate this:

Breakfast: fruit and juice in a blender.

After workout meal: roast beef and poached eggs.

Lunch; tuna fish sandwich, with veggies. Lots of water to drink.

Dinner: Chilli: ground beef, red pepper soup, beans, tomato paste and diced tomatoes. Water to drink.

After grappling recovery: water and Grapefruit juice.

I'm making a conscious effort to stay away from caffeine this week, as I want to get my heart from hurting. Last Christmas I thought I was having a heart attack - and I went to the emergency department of the local hospital, they hooked up the twelve leads to my heart ... and it misfires every once in a while. When it misfires, it friggin hurts. They booked me in for the following day with a heart specialist, and ...same thing. His line to me was about staying away from caffeine. At that time, I took his advice and the pains in my heart stopped. Fast forward 11 months, I'm back to having two coffees a day ... and my heart hurts. So ... I ask you ... what would YOU do? Yeah, so, I'm off of coffee for the week, see if that does anything. Even more water for me.

And a multivitamin, too.

And I've registered in a 5K race in Burlington on Dec 31st. Why? Because I need something to test me.

After dinner and getting the kids to bed, went to a local Martial Arts place for some grappling. Did pretty well for the first time on the mats in a while. It was cool, and a good workout. Wouldn't mind making a weekly appearance there, but it'll depend on budget. Speaking of budget, my copy of Enter the Kettlebell arrived today. Excellent.


  1. Thanks, Boris!

    Jose: here is the URL: