1. 14:16 18th May 2013

    notes: 4

    reblogged from: spytap

    My Workout For Saturday May 18

    spytap:

    I earned 3165 points for my workout on Fitocracy!

    • Barbell Bench Press +812 pts

      • 135 lb x 10 reps (+79 pts)
      • 175 lb x 7 reps (+98 pts)
      • 190 lb x 4 reps (+89 pts)
      • 185 lb x 5 reps (+94 pts)
      • 185 lb x 5 reps (+94 pts)
      • 185 lb x 5 reps (+94 pts)
      • 185 lb x 5 reps (+94 pts)
      • 165 lb x 5 reps (+82 pts)
      • 165 lb x 6 reps (+88 pts)
    • Pendlay Row +357 pts

      • 135 lb x 5 reps (+49 pts)
      • 155 lb x 5 reps (+56 pts)
      • 165 lb x 5 reps (+60 pts)
      • 175 lb x 5 reps (+64 pts)
      • 175 lb x 5 reps (+64 pts)
      • 175 lb x 5 reps (+64 pts)
    • Reverse Grip Bent-Over Rows +80 pts

      • 135 lb x 5 reps (+16 pts)
      • 135 lb x 5 reps (+16 pts)
      • 135 lb x 5 reps (+16 pts)
      • 135 lb x 5 reps (+16 pts)
      • 135 lb x 5 reps (+16 pts)
    • Standing Barbell Shoulder Press (OHP) +79 pts

      • 115 lb x 5 reps (+79 pts)
      • “Nope,” said my left shoulder.
    • Hang Clean +240 pts

      • 115 lb x 5 reps (+43 pts)
      • 125 lb x 5 reps (+46 pts)
      • 135 lb x 5 reps (+49 pts)
      • 145 lb x 5 reps (+53 pts)
      • 135 lb x 5 reps (+49 pts)
    • Clean +310 pts

      • 135 lb x 5 reps (+62 pts)
      • 135 lb x 5 reps (+62 pts)
      • 135 lb x 5 reps (+62 pts)
      • 135 lb x 5 reps (+62 pts)
      • 135 lb x 5 reps (+62 pts)
    • Barbell Deadlift +793 pts

      • 185 lb x 5 reps (+92 pts)
      • 225 lb x 5 reps (+121 pts)
      • 275 lb x 5 reps (+169 pts)
      • 225 lb x 5 reps (+121 pts)
      • 275 lb x 5 reps (+169 pts)
      • 225 lb x 5 reps (+121 pts)
    • Dips - Triceps Version +117 pts

      • 5 reps || weighted || 45 lb (+39 pts)
      • 5 reps || weighted || 45 lb (+39 pts)
      • 5 reps || weighted || 45 lb (+39 pts)
    • Hanging Straight Leg Raise +15 pts

      • 10 reps (+5 pts)
      • 10 reps (+5 pts)
      • 10 reps (+5 pts)
    • Barbell Incline Bench Press +362 pts

      • 135 lb x 5 reps (+67 pts)
      • 145 lb x 5 reps (+72 pts)
      • 150 lb x 5 reps (+74 pts)
      • 155 lb x 5 reps (+77 pts)
      • 145 lb x 5 reps (+72 pts)

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  2. 13:02 17th May 2013

    notes: 1

    Under 180 for the first time since high school. Holy cow. 
Haven’t been posting to Fitocracy much, as most of my workouts have been Crossfit, where often you just have to do as many of whatever as you can in however many minutes, and I stop counting reps and get into a zen place that I’ve never been able to achieve anywhere else, and that’s a difficult thing to input in an app. 
But I am in the best shape of my life- by a wide margin- at age 42, I have to buy new clothes, I’m having a phantom-limb kind of thing with my stomach where I go to drum on my beer-gut and it is not there, so I honestly don’t care what place I come in. 
Hope the same is true for the rest of y’all. Let’s sprint to the finish as a team!

    Under 180 for the first time since high school. Holy cow. 

    Haven’t been posting to Fitocracy much, as most of my workouts have been Crossfit, where often you just have to do as many of whatever as you can in however many minutes, and I stop counting reps and get into a zen place that I’ve never been able to achieve anywhere else, and that’s a difficult thing to input in an app. 

    But I am in the best shape of my life- by a wide margin- at age 42, I have to buy new clothes, I’m having a phantom-limb kind of thing with my stomach where I go to drum on my beer-gut and it is not there, so I honestly don’t care what place I come in. 

    Hope the same is true for the rest of y’all. Let’s sprint to the finish as a team!

     
  3. 16:40 14th May 2013

    notes: 69

    reblogged from: spytap

    I have gained far more self-esteem from being able to pick up heavy shit that I ever have from being able to zip up a skin-tight designer dress. I became a more capable, energetic, independent, and mentally focused person once my focus shifted from what my body looks like to what my body can do

    But it’s just tragic - no sarcasm here- really really tragic how a large majority of young girls in America spend their time obsessing over their weight, devoting time, energy, emotions, and effort into being skinny.

    It’s tragic because you have to the think of all of the potential that is lost when a whole generation of girls care more about fitting into minuscule pants instead of… oh I don’t know… running for student council, pursing a passion, studying, volunteering, playing sports, working, furthering woman’s rights… the list could go on and on. My main point is, girls waste so much time on being skinny – because we are taught that is is important if we want to be successful- when we could be devoting their efforts to becoming so much more powerful than simply skinny.

     
  4. 12:59 10th May 2013

    notes: 45

    reblogged from: jkottke

    jkottke:

    According to science, you can achieve the results of a long run and a visit to weight room by doing “12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall.” And the whole thing only takes seven minutes.

    “There’s very good evidence” that high-intensity interval training provides “many of…

    A 7 minute workout? Any takers for trying this out next week?

    It won’t get you to the top in the Fitocracy standings, but might be fun experiment. I’m giving it a shot for a workout tomorrow AM.

     
  5. 12:20 9th May 2013

    notes: 1

    Back On Track

    I’ve been MIA for the last couple weeks due to a bout of walking pneumonia. Thanks to the awesome allergy season and ridiculous travel schedule, I’ve seen so many other people struggling this last month as well, and was really surprised at how fast this came on. 

    After a couple weeks off and lots of meds, this morning was my first workout back, and it kicked my ass. I’m still not 100%, but getting there. Sadly, this time off, and being sick, killed my cardio and recovery. It’s frustrating after seeing real progress in April, but it will build back up soon enough.

    Happy to be boxing and lifting again, and I’m looking forward closing out strong these last few weeks.

    How’s everyone else been?

     
  6. May Day, May Day.

    FOLKS! It is May 1. 25 days until Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of pool party season. 

    Progress report: Right now, I’m hovering at about 182, and I’d like to get to get to 175 before this thing is finished. But the scale doesn’t tell the whole story, as you all know; I’ve been crushing it at the gym and seeing some real gains. I have shoulders now, kind of! I can feel abs under a suddenly-manageable layer of chunk. Feeling good. 

    Diet-wise, I have been pretty strict on the Paleo Monday through Friday, and then easing up a bit on the weekends. Baking a LOT of sweet potato fries. Here’s an easy recipe for them; tweak it to suit your taste. 

    Health sprint until Memorial Day weekend. Let’s do this!

    How are you guys doing? 

     
  7. 08:47 26th Apr 2013

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    Can’t get to the gym today because work is nuts.

Doing circuits as work breaks instead.

    Can’t get to the gym today because work is nuts.

    Doing circuits as work breaks instead.

     
  8. Week 3 Update - Barrett

    So far so good. Still hovering around 164-165 pounds, but continuing to see improvements in definition and strength. Diet has been mostly on, and I’m pretty interested to see where the next 5 weeks take me. No injuries thus far either, so pretty happy about that. All in all, happy with my progress, despite only averaging 3 times a week and not my expected 4-6. Once the ocean warms up some, surfing will be an off-day activity.

     
  9. I want a burrito so bad right now.

    Been seeing too many pics of tacos and Mexican food on my dash, and I need to stop.

    Gonna be good and get a Chipotle salad or something like that instead.

     
  10. 11:34 21st Apr 2013

    notes: 2

    Just about three weeks in…

    How’s everyone doing? If you’ve fallen off the wagon, still plenty of time to get back on.