Friday, January 03, 2014

First Workout of the Season

This was a fun workout by Bill. I hadn't worked out for about a week, so I was a bit out of it. But as a way to transition back into my regular schedule, this one was particularly effective. I was just about turned inside out by the time I got to the tenth round.

This workout goes like the Christmas carol. We start with the one turkish getup per side. That's round one. On each successive round we progress to the next exercises, but also have to do all prior exercises in reverse order. So once we hit round five, we have to do 5 kettle bell cleans, 4 v-ups, 3 wallballs, 2 burpees and 1 turkish getup per side.

We have fifteen minutes to do this all. And if we don't, then we are absolute scum.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

1 Turkish Getup (both sides)
2 Burpees
3 Wallballs
4 V-Ups
5 Double Kettle Bell Cleans
6 Pull Ups
7 Thrusters
8 Kettle Bell Swings
9 Double Unders
10 Box Jumps
11 Squats
12 Lunges

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Death by burpee

Yeah today was a little challenging. The folks at the gym think I'm a little wack because I actually relish burpees. But today was challenging anyway. I reached failure before this other woman in the class did.

So Death By Burpee took place after a warm up that included a five minute wall sit (failure means you have to take a 100m sprint the return to the wall sit).

The first workout was just progressive straight pull-ups for 10 minutes.

And then Death by Burpee.

Starting with six burpees in one minute,  we had to do progressively more burpees, adding one burpee per minute.  This went on for a max of fifteen minutes. Rest period only occurs when you finish doing the required number of burpees for that minute. So potentially we would be doing 21 burpees a minute by the end. But of course that's pretty much impossible. I was able to do up to sixteen in a minute, but by that time I was pretty much a wreck and after that round I could do just 7-10 a minute. Supposedly, after failure, the workout says that your required number of burpees is to subtract one burpee per minute but to be honest, after hitting failure I would just do whatever I could do.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Five flavors for my birthday... And burpees are the answer

My birthday celebration on Saturday involved plenty of ice cream, which I shall review in due time. It is fair to say that what I viewed as failure, others appreciated. Perhaps I should just fail at everything, since people either like my failures, or are too courteous to say that my failures are indeed failures.

The flavors:
1) Buttercream mint
2) Mojito sorbet
3) Chocolate brownie
4) Strawberry balsamic cardamom cream
5) Basil

Hit the jump for more.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Run for the hills

Not too many hills involved. Just posting it here for uh... posterity.

250 meter run
20 snatches (l)
250 meter run
20 snatches (r)
250 meter run
20 burpees
250 meter run
20 thrusters (l)
250 meter run
20 thrusters (r)
250 meter run
20 jump lunges
250 meter run
20 kettlebell swings (l)
250 meter run
20 kettlebell swings (r)
250 meter run
20 jump squats
250 meter run

This is one of my favorites. Variations are cool too.

Coffee, or tea, or be with me?

I return from my blogging hiatus to post this little video.


And to help others understand the intricacies of Lisa Gail Allred's conditions, I made the diagram below.


I hope this helps clear things up. Have a good day.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

National Burger Month 05/11/2011: Inside-Out Salmon Cheeseburgers


Oh man. Too much beef. I don't know if I can keep on doing this. But I'll do it today at least. Today I decided to do salmon because... too much beef.

National Burger Month 05/10/2011: Ugh

Had to take a break today. Exhausted.

I did have one of em grocery store fish burgers to prepare...

Sunday, May 08, 2011

National Burger Month 05/08/2011: Lamb Burger with Harissa and Yogurt


Mmm lamb. Cute lamb.

National Burger Month 05/07/2011: On Repeat

Nothing major today. I had a new burger planned, but it will have to be delayed because for lunch I decided to do a repeat of the previous night's chorizo burger with pico. As a result, I was incapacitated for the rest of the day. Had to skip a real dinner and was content to have just some yogurt and dried fruit.