R11D489 – What is an HIIT schedule

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I should start by saying it’s not strictly HIIT at all, in fact calling it Crossfit would be more accurate and while there are people who would call Crossfit HIIT it only occasionally fills the description. You can google Crossfit and HIIT and see what I mean. HIIT is short for High Intensity Interval Training. […]

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BSRD90 – Breaking The Silence

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I am not ashamed to say that my frustration and fears have prevented me from even venting here. There was a time not more than a few days ago when I was almost convinced I would be back under the knife in the every near future. However someone asked me whether I was getting better […]

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BSRD46 – Busy Week / Change Of Direction

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I am in limbo with my decision regarding how to approach my rehabilitation. I am at the point where I have stress tested myself with very light weights and very basic movements and as I move towards the inevitable return to work I need to make sure I am up to the task of sitting […]

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Crossfit Caution

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I am intrigued by Crossfit and impressed by certain aspects, most notably the efforts to bring Olympic lifting and compound movements into the mainstream but I have always thought that it is more of an addition to your regular structured training methods than a program you can follow day in and day out. My discomfort […]

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R9D14 – Off Plan

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I had a chance to use the equipment at the gymnastics club today which included a rowing machine so I devised a little torture for myself: 10-10-10 Burpees Chin Ups Thrusters Hang Cleans Wall Ball Row 500m I like how it says smarter, friendlier, quieter but says nothing about harder, more dangerous or may cause […]

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Driving – A Great Life Metaphor

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I was thinking in the car this morning, as I often do, about the mental aspects of training and the effects that our environment have on us. Last night I made a thinly veiled attempt to work out but I just couldn’t manage the weight. I did what I usually would do if I didn’t […]

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R8D3&4 – Rude Awakening Crossfit Style

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I did a light leg workout with the kids at gym, it was supposed to be a rest but that’s OK. I am glad I did because yesterday my wife surprised me with a trip to an actual Crossfit Box to do one of the WODs. It looked easy enough. Strength Workout: 4×5 strict presswith […]

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Round 5 Day 1 – The Plan And The Future

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So as you can no doubt tell, I did kind of bail on Round 4 leaving with about 2 weeks left to the 3 month mark. However, the timing was problematic, with Christmas, new weights, new methodologies creeping in I thought it was finally time to move along. I am coming to the realization that […]

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Forget What You Believe. Find Out What You Need To Know. Then Change (Now With Links!).

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Comrade, I Have New Hero. His Name, Pavel Tsatsouline. I picked up a kettlebell and it may turn out to be the best thing I have done in years. Well, that and going Paleo along with my discovery of High Intensity Training. You can’t help but love Pavel, and you can check out a review […]

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Round 4 Day 14 – WOD Chesty

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So last night I decided just as I was leaving work to do the actual WOD from the Crossfit Aurora Site since I had already done a Fran and a Cindy and didn’t have the time to hand pick another named workout. The WOD was as follows and since I liked it and will be […]

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