Yo! It’s Friday again and I’ve got a pretty darn good workout finisher for you today. Tomorrow I am running my first race in about two years. 4 miles with obstacles. I think I’m ready. Been running a few times a week and lifting plenty so hopefully
Guess what happened to me this week? I got one of those pesky summer colds. It hit me early in the week and came and went pretty quickly so I was thankful for that. It forced me to take a few days off of training which was
It’s Friday again! But you know what, this sort of Friday only rolls around once every four years. That’s right, the Olympics start this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited. I just love watching athletes compete. Doesn’t really matter what it is either. Swimming, track and
Yikes! I’ve been a bit MIA around here. Gonna have to make up for that absence with some quality workouts for you, starting right now. This particular workout is sort of a microcosm of what my current training is looking like. Strength/skill work with the barbell to
Are you an excuse maker? We all are so don’t feel bad. We often make excuses, usually on a daily basis, as to why we don’t do certain things. For a few days (now weeks) I made excuses as to why this very article wasn’t getting written.
I love, love, love the basics when it comes to strength and conditioning. Every once in awhile though, you need to find ways take those basics and put a unique spin on them. That’s were a workout finisher like today’s comes in. It doesn’t get much more
Well, would you look at that. I actually got the Friday workout of the week posted on a Friday. You’d think the heat wave would’ve addled my brain and turned it to mush, but I remembered this week. So yeah, the heat. Been some real sweat fests
I deadlifted today….with a barbell! And it was wonderful. You see, 8 months ago I had to put my barbell into storage when I moved. I never joined a gym and I’ve been exclusively training with kettlebells since then so it’s been a long, long time since
For the past two months I have been able to (re)institute one of my favorite tests of willpower and suffering: the cold shower. I am a huge fan of doing things that push the limits of my comfort zone, and the cold shower will do just that.
Ahhh….the burpee. There might not be a more universally abhorred exercise. Fortunately I am not one of the many who dislike the burpee. I actually like it quite a bit, and not just because of how many different muscle groups it works or what it can do
More swings! Sorry, I really can’t resist adding such a great exercise to these weekly finishers from time to time. There’s no such thing as too many swings. While my month of daily swings is in the past, they almost always find their way into my workouts
Let’s switch things up a bit this week (pun intended). Seems like I’ve been including a lot of AMRAPs and ladders as of late in this finisher series. That’s going to change today. This one is a great interval style finisher. Intervals are great because they build
Goal setting is perhaps one of the greatest things you can do if you want to improve your health. I often extol the benefits of setting fitness goals as a worthwhile means to an end. You need to know where you are going in order to plot
April was the month of the swing for me. Part of a six week back to basics approach I took. I need to check my logs to see just how many swings I did, but all I know it was a lot as I was swinging six
Most people associate diets with restriction. Whether that be by limiting the amount you can eat or providing a laundry list of foods that you are not allowed to consume. We have all heard someone on a diet say at some point, “Oh, I can’t have that,”