Friday, December 16, 2011

Misadventures in Babysitting... I mean, Training

     Morning once again... a cold morning for me. Not to worry about the temperature. Just grab yourself a big cup of Paleo hot chocolate, and set yourself for a ramble. Not a fan of cocoa? Then grab a steaming cup of Joe... not a coffee fan either? Then there is no pleasing you, just sit back and enjoy.

     So, this is what I want to share with you guys today. A little bit of yesterday's training:

Every Minute On The Minte (ETOTM) 10 min

2 Power Clean 155lbs
5 Plate Squats 45lbs (alternate front and back each round)

This is the conversation I had with myself before:

"Hey, Frosh, you back is super tight from yesterday's Deadlift. It would probably be a good idea to do some Power Cleans."

"You're right Frosh, that sounds like a great idea!"

This is the one afterward:

"You're a jerk Frosh!"

     Listen, I love it when a plan comes together and all... but sometimes it's just not happening. For all those out there that do their own programming, we run into hicups now and again. We destroy ourselves when we just want to test ourselves. Maybe I can look at this for good. Maybe this could be training for competition, and hitting a WOD when I'm less than fresh. What it really means, is a rest day is right around the corner.

     Rest days can be just important, if not more important than our normal training days. We don't get stronger by lifting... we get stronger by resting from lifting. So whether you do your own programming in your garage, or come to pre-programmed goodness at the box, it's important to get your rest in. Honestly, it's not all 3 on 1 off. It can be two full days off, or just take it when you feel like. But just make sure you do.

     How about the rest of you? Are you getting in rest like you should? I sincerely hope so. Post any thougts, questions or comments below. Don't forget, train hard, rest harder... and do burpees!

3,2,1 GO!

Yesterday's Training:

Pretty sure you just read it...

December Burpee Challenge
16/31 Completed, 136 Burpees Total



  1. Seen this video? It's become an easy target for criticizing form. People doing the criticizing don't even know what's going on in the video.

  2. I did see this video. It was on the affiliate page a week or two back. I mean it's a strongman move. There's a video of Rob Orlando (in the same article) doing this with like 385 lbs!