Archive for May, 2010

W.O.D

Posted: May 31, 2010 in Primal Living

Quick post and a quick workout really. Felt pretty tired…for about 5 minutes after and really felt it burning during. Definately slowed down each round aswell. Must. Get. Better.

5 rounds for time:

– 10x burpees
– 10x press ups
– 10x sit ups
– 10x mountain climbers each side

Complete time was 06:00:32 (minutes that is)
Round 1 : 01:02
Round 2 : 01:05
Round 3 : 01:16
Round 4 : 01:17
Round 5 : 01:18

I can improve and I will 🙂

Peace out for now

Today was the beginning of my new workout life using my new vibram five fingers. Firstly they are awesome. Secondly, check out the website because they are awesome.

Todays workout was a short circuit in the woods near my house, assisted with my girlfriends brother, Eric. The program that we did was as follows

– quick lap of the woods
– 5x hill sprints with 10 burpees/press
ups
– overhead log hold with lunges
– log throws 5 each hand uphill
– short run
– 1 minute 10 press ups to crawl to
10 burpees repeat till finish

After I felt really good and thought that i should have had more structure to my plan, alas we live and learn. I think my next effort will be with a decent weighted workout designed to make me feel battered. I think I’m even tempted to have another go tonight!

BREAKFAST!!! Today’s breakfast consisted of a protein shake immediately after the workout. Then when I got home I made myself an omlette. Just a simple garlic ham and cheese 3 egg omlette. Quick simple and tasty.

Peace out for now

Some Problems

Posted: May 30, 2010 in Primal Living
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I suffer terribly with hay fever and allergies.  So when I told my friend that I would help him out with his new home, you know getting it all habitable again, ripping out carpets, painting and just general dust EVERYWHERE, you would have thought that it would be a great idea to wear a dust mask…or at the very least take some anti-histamines.  So turns out, it was pretty bad.  Went to the doctors on Thursday and was told I have Rhinitis (sounds like ryan-ite-iss) and have also developed polyps…all in all this just means I have a very swollen nose (on the inside) and its pretty much painful all the time.

The doctor gave me some drops (which I had to wait a day for due to it being out of stock everywhere).  So I came home from work on Friday night, took the drops and within hald an hour had really rubbish side effects.  I’m not talking like feeling tired, I’m talking headaches, dizzyness, heart palpatations, confusion (although that may be just me) and all sorts of weird and not-so-wonderful things. 

Ended up in hospital that night, blood sample taken, ecg and blood pressure checked…apparently it was a middle ear virus that affected my balance and caused the dizzyness as, according to the “drug bible”, the medication doesn’t cause this side effect! 

  All in all, I’m fine now and feel a hell of a lot better than I have done the past few days!  Time to get training again 🙂

Peace out

Primal Instincts

Posted: May 25, 2010 in Primal Living

Wow I haven’t blogged for AGES!

Well let me start by saying hello again.  I’ve been rather busy lately with work, baby things and getting in shape again.  I was given a website to look at a few weeks ago now and I think I may have converted to a new way of living!

If you’ve never been on this site then I STRONGLY recommend it!  http://www.MarksDailyApple.com  it is fantastic.  All about how we as humans dont need to eat half the stuff we “believe” is healthy.  I think in the first week of doing this program I lost a couple of pounds but noticed one hell of a difference in myself.  I dont feel bloated any more, tired and I feel happier! (Not that I wasn’t happy in the first place!).

The basics:

Ok so what do I do differently now?  I eat better meals and I train differently.  Here is a typical day off from work for me.

  • Wake up early and have either a whey protein shake or a home made smoothie with lots of fruit
  • Go for a run in the woods or go to the gym to do a small circuit
  • have lunch
  • have dinner
  • have fun!

Very basic plan for a very easy way of living.  I dont eat many carbohydrates as they weren’t really found in the diets of our ancestors many many moons ago.  (I’m talking like 10,000 years ago).  The average daily diet of an average britain in one day consists of aroun 450g of carbohydrates!  Think about it, breakfast – Cereal, toast.  loads of carbs in there.  Lunch could consist of a sandwhich, pasta or even a jacket potato, even more carbohydrates.  Finally dinner, you know you’ve been in work all day and you feel tired and can’t really be bothered making a meal so we pop off to the chippy or McDonalds or A.N. Other fast food outlet.  Imagine all the carbohydrates you eat in one day!  We only really need around 100g of NATURAL carbohydrates.  You can get this ammount by eating fruit and veg as it is in there!  More Protein less carbohdyrates and better quality fat!  Thats primal living down to the absolute bare minimum!  Ok so I’ve ranted on about carbs and stuff so here is what I did today in the gym.

NEVER EVER EVER feel embarrassed or bothered about what you’re doing or what people might think of you in the gym or even out and about.  My workout for today for example was this

  • Burpee to pull up, 12 reps to warm up
  • Squats with 60KG, 10 reps with 3 sets
  • Lunges with 15KG in each hand, 10 reps each side with 3 sets
  • Bear crwals 4 sets over 50m super set with shoulder dislocates using a resistant band 12 reps 3 sets
  • Y’s using 7.5KG in each hand, 10 reps of 3 sets

Nice and simple exercises today and quite a fair bit done in half an hour.  Like I said before, don’t let anyone put you off your training.  The bear crawls aren’t what you see in everyday training these days I guess, most people are happy enough to plonk themselves on a treadmill and bore themselves senseless for half an hour.  Although this is all well and good its not really a challenge.  I felt fantastic after my workout and it took very little time to do.

Also this maybe an essential buy/make – http://www.rosstraining.com/sandbagconstructionkit.pdf Sandbag Training

Seriously read up on this stuff its awesome!

Peace out for now 🙂