R8D45/7 – Head Down, Blinkers On, Legs Pumping

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I feel like a racehorse during a long race. I remember when I was young we used to live by a horse racing course which was quite a large circuit, I would guess 4 miles or so. There was a big stand at the far side of the Knavesmire in Dringhouses that lined the start […]

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R8D25-30 – Ketchup

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Day 26 – Short Crossfit type workout at gym with girls: x10: 5 pullups 10 sumo deadlift high pull with 25lb kettlebell 15 pushups 20 bicycle crunch Day 27 – Olympic Lift Practice 5 deadlift 5 clean 5 hang clean 5 strict press 5 push press repeat 3x with 65lb then 3x with 115lb Finish […]

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R8D25 – Crush Your Fear. C&B Plus TGU.

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I have abandoned the ARX in favour of a move that I remember vividly as giving me an extremely strong core, the Turkish Get Up. I am a big fan of the TGU and believe that it was the move that was responsible for giving me a set of recognizable abs for only the second […]

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R8D18/19 – Doing The Basics Right And Bootcamp 3

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Day 18 was an RKC workout. I was speaking with a coworker (and in fact some of my fitness class peeps) about the benefits of kettlebell work and it’s really weird. When you try to describe it, it doesn’t sound hard or even interesting but when you actually do the workout it is such a […]

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R8D7 – RKC. How Much Is 10lbs? Bootcamp Musings.

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I said last week that I had picked up some new equipment, having tried and loved the rings it was time to check out the new kettlebell. Anyone who tells you that 10lbs isn’t much weight should try moving from a 45lb to a 55lb kettlebell. It didn’t feel like much at first and I […]

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R8D1&2 – A New Beginning

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Big RKC day on Round 8 Day 1 (Monday), and I have to say I am not about to lose my love of kettlebells any time soon. What an awesome workout it is! Day 2, Tuesday, was scheduled to be P90X Chest and Back and for a little added extra I decided once again to […]

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R5D63 – RKC Light Day Outside. Shipping Details.

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Today was the first time I was able to go out on the deck and do my workout with the chin up bar outside. I just love to work out in the afternoon sun, it is very calming, but at the same time very invigorating. Also, the chin up bar I have out there is […]

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R5D48 – Warrior Dash 2011 and Heavy Day

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“When the fight begins within himself, a man’s worth something.” -Robert Browning, 1812-1889 I am up to full speed now with the RKC Rite Of Passage. It’s week 9 of the workout and finally the different days are actually different. The heavy day has 5 rungs of up to 5 reps on each movement looking […]

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R5D43/44 – We All Struggle Sometimes, That’s Why We Do It.

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I had a busy weekend. The brakes on the Jeep weren’t working well last week and as I removed the calipers I found that I had a seized slider pin on each side. That meant that since I couldn’t free them up that I would be purchasing 2 new calipers at $125 a piece. Bolts […]

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R5D39 – Pancake Tuesday and Diabetes In A Can

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Yesterday’s workout was pretty good, I am up to 3 rungs on 5 ladders and am in week 7 of the RKC. The workout went like this: 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 3 C&P right 3 Pull Up 3 For […]

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