R5D62 – Grass Fed Beef and Chest Day

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Mark’s Daily Apple had a good article yesterday about the benefits and differences with grass fed beef. We all know, to some degree, that the massive feed lots don’t produce the healthiest meat and that grass fed is the way to go but what does it really mean? Some of the things we tell ourselves […]

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Variety Is The Spice Of Life (and the pain in my chest)

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Variety day went off almost as planned, it was a chest-centric WOD like this: For time: 20 Bench chest extension (45lb KB) 30 bench press (205lb) 40 V-Snaps not Abmat sit-ups 50 squats 20 bench press (205lb) 50 squats 40 V-Snaps not Abmat sit-ups 30 bench press (205lb) 20 Bench chest extension (45lb KB) Since the […]

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R5D35/37 – Medium Day / Rest Day/ More Variety

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Medium day again for Wednesday which is getting better and the 50 swings, although still disconcerting, are getting done. 8 minutes worth this time. We also added an extra ladder, so we are at 4. C&P left 1 C&P right 1 Pull Up 1 C&P left 2 C&P right 2 Pull Up 2 C&P left […]

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R5D23 – Chest Blast

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I hit a couple of walls today during my workout which was really weird. I think I was a little short on calories during the day and ran out of juice for my bench workout. Oddly enough I had a feeling I wasn’t going to be up for benching my weight but also wanted to […]

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R4 D42 – P90X Chest and Triceps

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I was forced to hurry today but even so without the shoulders part of the chest, triceps and shoulders routine the entire workout is around 30 minutes. I have made a habit of subbing dips for some of the lame tricep stuff since doing endless extensions with 35lbs isn’t going to do much. Since I […]

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Round 4 Day 16 – Gym Chest and Back

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I resolved to make this a tough but fairly quick workout but mainly to make it repeatable. It turned out quite well, although I can’t remember how long it took and I think with time I may need to tack on some extra sets especially if I can find some heavier dumbbells to do some […]

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Round 4 Day 1 – You Forget

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As much as they tout P90X as “muscle confusion” you do get into a rut of working the same muscle groups. It’g great that the rut isn’t too long or too deep but doing Chest and Back again yesterday for the first time in a long time reminded me of two things. First, the value […]

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Round 3 – Day 1 to Day 6 (Light Of My Life)

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Day 1 P90X – Chest and Back. It has been so long since I have done a P90X workout that I really genuinely enjoyed listening to Tony and the gang. Of course, being day 1 I am keen, full of energy, able to keep up with the kids and taking it all in stride. I […]

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Round 2, Day 36 – Chest, Shoulders and Triceps and Home Bench

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I am really happy with this workout now that I have substituted some of the weaker exercises with more bench work. When I bench I feel like I am really working. I have a hard time getting out of the gym rat mindset that unless you are throwing massive amounts of weights around then you […]

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Round 2, Phase 2. Day “29”. The Next 3 Weeks

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I am posting this again only because I had a hard time finding it the other day. Today is day 1 of Phase 2 which means technically it would fall on day 29. I am currently on day 26 having skipped the rest days and probably employed some horrible math. Day 1: Chest, Shoulders & […]

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