Archive for the 'fitness' Category

31
Oct
09

endurance boost


Last training, I was able to last about 10 minutes. Now I managed 13:10. Big improvement.

21
Oct
09

tabata clock


If you know your workouts, you definitely heard of Tabata intervals. Here’s a website that can help you time it.
When you reach the 5th or 6th round you’ll see what you’re made of!

Good luck!

19
Oct
09

hundred pushups challenge


I started the 100 pushups challenge 2 weeks ago. I haven’t really been following the schedule. I’ve done pushups maybe twice a week ( once according to the training plan, and once to test the maximum number of pushups I can do ). That being said, I’m pretty proud of being able to do 50 pushups in a row. 50 more left to go!

17
Oct
09

mma workout


Effective today, I’m starting some MMA workouts. I expect them to be brutal.

31
Jul
09

a challenging game


Here’s a little game I propose to you – consider the following exercises :

  • burpee – 3points
  • pushup – 2points
  • squat – 1point

Do as many repetitions of whatever exercise you want. At the final, calculate how many points you made. Try to beat that score each time you play again! That is, if you like such games. It’s certainly a way to make your training sessions more fun.

15
Mar
09

3 more training sessions

I don’t know how many of the people that visit my blog can claim they’re in shape. And when I say in shape, I really mean in shape, which in my opinion means being able to sustain anaerobic effort. I know most people will disagree with my opinion. It’s okay, I understand. It’s easier to sustain aerobic effort ( jogging, treadmill, stationary bike ) than do interval training. When most people start exercising anaerobically, they will colapse FAST, or even puke. As a matter of fact, the mascot for crossfit training is Pukey the clown, an image with whom you’ll get to identify should you start training this way.

Tonight, I had a lower-body session again. It was pretty intense. I wrote a couple of days ago that I only had 4 more training sessions to do before I’ll try to push the lower body training a bit. Now there are only 3 more left.

Here are the exercises that I do:

  • 10 burpees
  • 20 one legged-squats ( 10 each side )
  • 30 hindu squats

Ideally, you should repeat this 3-4 times/training session. My opinion is that you shouldn’t rest more than 3 minutes between repetitions. Currently, I’m able to perform this 2 times, and I’m resting 2 minutes between them. It’s very challenging. You should try it. You’ll get to see how much your body can take.

Good luck !

12
Mar
09

4 more training sessions


Four more training sessions before I’m going to “push it” to see how much I can take. I’m really seeing improvements in my endurance! Thanks “Never gymless” !




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