Sunday, December 30, 2007

Nothing too exciting. Several short workouts posted

I enjoy sometimes when life has settled down and there is no big news to discuss. The big family holidays are over and things are mellow.   I have been in a super laid back mood since I got back from Marin County. Going with the laid back theme I have kept my workouts as such. Very short ones as usual.  Here are a couple ones I have done in the last several days. One I got from Ross's training book Never Gymless.

Workout 1 (feeling lethargic so eased back in to this first workout on the cardio part)
Swings    8kg      50 reps   
Suitcase Deadlift  2 24kg's  6 reps
Swings 12kg    50 reps
Suitcase Deadlift  2  24kg's  6 reps
Swings 16kg   40 reps
Suitcase DL   2 24kg's 6 reps
Snatches 12kg   10 per side

Presses  12kg   6 per side and repeated 2 times

Rehab for my TVA .  Still feeling C-section pains and that the muscles are not working correctly. ( I will write a post later on what they don't tell women and should after this major surgery)  Need to start all over with teaching my brain how to slowly use and tighten my TVA.  
4 sets of planks on my knees.  Need to start with 25-30% intensity to get the right muscles activated. 

Workout 2   10 min  Got this little fun one from Ross's book and used a slight variation
Burpees  
Ring Rows 
Body Weight Squats
Kettlebell Push Ups

Went through each exercise for 60 sec, then 45 sec, 30 sec, and 15 sec. Took as few breaks as possible. Took me 12 minutes to complete. Suppose to be 10 minutes with no rest. 

More knee planks and 4 point tummy exercise from Paul Chek's book.

Workout 3  Today
Bent Press 8kg   3 per arm x 3
Pull Ups   3/2/2
One arm Push up with other arm on a bell (feeling a bit weaker today) 4 per side x 3

Rested 45-60 seconds between exercises

Clean and Jerk 12kg, 16kg   8 reps, 5 reps per side
Pistols      2 per side x 3      

TVA rehab   

That's all for now. Looks like another beautiful day here in San Diego.   



Saturday, December 15, 2007

Another little quickie


I'm all all fired up this morning because I am headed to the mountains this evening. That's right, it's snowboard season.  This is what I use to LIVE for. If I didn't have a baby right now I would have hit the slopes the second the mountain opened. Ben and I will be going up there with Lyla. So we will have to take turns taking runs. So with all my excited energy I wanted to get in a quickie workout before getting in the car heading to slopes.

Here it goes!

2 Handed Swings 12kg 40x
Alternating Swings 12kg 42x

Double Cleans 12kg's  10x
Dead Double Cleans 12kg's 10x (tough)

High Pull Catch and Squat with a Burpee  12kg 10x 
High Pull Catch and Squat with a Burpee 12kg  10x

Double Snatches  8kg's  15x
Double Snatches 8kg's   18x

1 Arm Push ups  2 per side
Ab wheel roll out  10x
1 Arm Push ups 2 per side
Ab wheel roll out  10x

Stretches with baby and done!  
Last season I had just had Lyla and there was barely any snow left. Remember I'm in southern cali.  Here is a pic of me hitting the slopes as soon as doctors gave me clearance since I had a C-section. I got 2 hours total in for the whole season.  8-(    Yay for today!!! 


Friday, December 14, 2007

Just messing around

After my 3 mile walk/jog one of my girlfriends came over to check out my new little garage gym. My friend and I were playing around with the pull up bar like we were kids. I was also pushing Lyla around in the little radio flyer wagon in between messing around with pistols and swinging on the bar. I then wanted to try a one arm push up. I decided, what the heck, let me give it a whirl and fall flat on my face. Well surprisingly I did it! Then I did it again and then on the other side!  Woo hooo.  Hmmmm how did this happen since I haven't really trained for one arm push ups??  My guess is tension or lots and lots of stress built up.

I have been practicing pistols and pull ups for the past 2 weeks, which both require tons of tension.  I just used the same breathing and tension technique to the push up and I actually did it. There was definitely some snap, crackle, and pops going on.  

Strength works in mysterious ways sometimes.  I strongly feel that the mind can take over and provide you with the extra strength in time of need. Especially when you have lots of built up energy inside that is ready to explode! The story of my life.  


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Under 12 minute workout

I have been feeling pretty good these past couple days. During the holiday season I am not as busy so I have some more down time.  Even though my baby tends to tire me out, I am feeling rejuvenated! Today I squeezed in two mini workouts.

Morning workout

2 Handed Swings  12kg  1 min
Snatches                 12kg  2 min
Jump Rope                      1 min
Alternating Swings 12kg 1 min
Alternating Snatches 12kg 1 min
Jump Rope                            1 min
Pull ups           3x
Took 1 minute break in between each exercise

Evening workout (my client was running late so I squeezed another one in)

Turkish Get Ups  16kg   2/2
Pull ups                            4x
Pistols            10lb          3/3
Windmills             12kg  4/4

Went through each exercise with minimal rest and repeated 2 times

It's amazing how wonderful the mood and energy picks up even with just these short practice sessions!  I love it!!!