Got my body fat tested today along with some other health markers. The testing that my school’s gym does is very inaccurate because they only use 3 spots for skin fold testing with calipers so I don’t believe the number that I get. I just look for that number to decrease over time. Today the number indicated that my bodyfat was down 1% which I was super pleased with. I also...
Here is what I did for a workout today: Cycling (stationary): 0:20:00 || 5.7 mi (+193 pts) fasted cardio Walking: 0:20:00 || 0.9 mi (+21 pts) 0:20:00 || 0.9 mi (+21 pts) 0:20:00 || 0.9 mi (+21 pts) 0:20:00 || 0.9 mi (+21 pts) Triceps Pushdown - Rope Attachment: 80 lb x 8 reps (+13 pts) 80 lb x 8 reps (+13 pts) 80 lb x 8 reps (+13 pts) supersetted with triceps...
What UP TUMBLRS??
Hey everybody! I’m in a great mood today! I love my classes, my professors, my school, my friends, my life! Today as per my homemade training agenda, I will be working my hamstrings. I’m thinking Romanian Deadlifts & Zercher Romanian Deadlifts, plus some Russian leans. Already did 20 minutes of fasted cardio on an exercise bike at a moderate pace after classes. Fueled up...
tridad replied to your post: Junior Year Begins Not that my opinion matters, but I think you made the right call switching majors. You’ll be happier and you will be good at it. Thanks! I really think so too. I really do love Exercise and Sports Science. Switching majors was probably the best decision I’ve made in college :)
Junior Year Begins!
Tomorrow is the first day of classes for my Junior year. I’m only taking 12 hours because I take classes over the summer. I like it better that way. It keeps me from getting bored in the summer and it keeps me from being overwhelmed with work during the regular school year. The Schedule Tuesdays & Thursdays I have “Biomechanics of Sport” at 8am and “Directions in...
Great Career Advice for Students
As it’s back-to-school time again, I thought this post by Alan Aragon would be appropriate: “Come to grips with what it is you’re absolutely nuts about (not just vaguely interested in). This is what you should be doing as a career. Try to recall the last time you did an exceptional job at something you couldn’t give half a crap about, and my point becomes clear. It’s ideal to match...
isprint replied to your post: Last Day with MashElite and Back to School Have fun at UNC… Get ready for Wolfpack Football!!! pshhhhh UNC ftw!!
Last Day with MashElite and Back to School
Tonight I go back to UNC but first I had one last Olympic lifting session with MashElite Performance. It was awesome. Today I did cleans but with a catch, I had to them with the bar on 2 boxes. Travis says that this makes them harder. It did. But I still PR’d! My last best clean was 105lbs (from the floor) and today I did 110lbs from the boxes. Since box cleans are harder,...
Awww Yeahhh! 10lb Snatch PR
Snatched 75lbs today! Then I snatched 80lbs!!! 3 Times!! Boom! I knew I could do it! Yesterday was just a bad day. Thanks for everyone who gave me tips! I thought through my snatch mentally several times last night and visualized myself doing everything right and I think it helped. Tomorrow is my last day with MashElite Performance and then I have to go back to UNC for school. I’m going...
evolved answered your question: Here is a video of me attempting to snatch 75lbs… Balance and mindset! you were almost there. You could see you might of doubted yourself a second before you had the weight vertical. I agree with you about doubting myself. I think I psych myself out sometimes or think too much mva2dc answered your question: Here is a video of me attempting to snatch...
Here’s a vid of me successfully snatching 65lbs. This felt so easy and then I added 10lbs and just couldn’t do it. Just one of those days I guess. Today was actually my 4th day snatching so I shouldn’t be too hard on myself
the-mountain-man answered your question: Here is a video of me attempting to snatch 75lbs… I have no idea what this is supposed to look like. But that looks like so much fun. It’s a blast! Especially when you get it right. It feels so good to take a heavy weight from the floor and get it straight over your head. It’s just so damn tricky and I got so frustrated today when I...
Here is a video of me attempting to snatch 75lbs today. After looking back at the videos, I think I was soo close! *Sorry for the stretched out video. Can anyone point out things I need to improve on?
crossfithobbit answered your question: Snatch stuck but Deadlift PR getting coached by ashely weber right now n she has us at the hang, bar on crates. shoulders over bar, bar contacts hips, huge explosive pull Ok cool, I’ll try doing some hang snatches next time. I think I have the first part of the lift down. I just need to work on locking out, keeping the bar close, and getting under it....
Snatch stuck but Deadlift PR
Today was an ok day at the gym I guess. I was supposed to do snatches with my Olympic lifting coach today but his dog died late last night and he took the afternoon off. I felt bad. His dog was really old and had been sick for awhile. It seemed like the dog was going to be ok after his trip to the vet but I guess he just couldn’t recover. :( So I decided to try and practice snatches...
First Time Doing Clean & Jerks
Yesterday after I made my awesome Protein Pudding Pies, I went to the gym for my Olympic Lifting Session. On the menu for the first time were Clean & Jerks. I had done cleans and I had done jerks and it was time to put them together! First I warmed up with some vertimax jumps, 10 Prowler push sprints with 30lbs on it, 3 hang cleans (55lbs), 3 front squats (55lbs), and 3 bent-over rows...
katiegerdon replied to your photoset: Protein Pudding Pies I created these wonderful… HEY EVERYBODY THESE ARE AMAZING. I’M HER SISTER AND I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO SAMPLE THESE. THEY’RE EASY AND DELICIOUS! MAKE THEM! See everybody, my sister loves them ;) My mom does too!
My First Century Ride
Recap Yesterday I completed my first century ride. The ride started at 7:30am and right before the start, rain started coming down. It actually rained for most of the ride. I didn’t mind the rain a bit because it cooled everything down considerably. What would have been a hot ride in the mid-upper 90’s (F) ended up being in the upper 70s. I was even cold at a couple of the rest...
Big Day Tomorrow!! 1st Century
Tomorrow I will be getting up early to go bike the 100 miles for Bikefest. I can’t believe it’s here already. I signed up so long ago. My whole LUNA Chix team is doing it. Hopefully a few of them will do the big 100 with me. Today I added 10lbs to my best snatch - new PR is 70lbs!! And on my 3rd day of snatches :) It felt awesome! I fumbled the first couple with a lighter weight...
beast-at-165 replied to your video: My 2nd Day of snatches. My pull is better in this… That’s a great looking pull, the balance comes with practice. Lookin’ good, keep it up! Thanks!! I appreciate the feedback. Olympic lifting is completely new to me but I love it :)
A Vikings Guide to Awesome: Vikings like to feel... →
valhallatraining: Recovery. One of the most important things for athletes in my opinion, and by proxy vikings. We often push our bodies to the limit, then disregarding those limits, go ahead and go farther. Increasing our ability to recover from training is essential to the well-being of our body’s both for the… Recovery is extremely important. I sometimes put foam rolling/massage and...
Fat doesn’t make you fat. I ate bacon for... →
becomingsuperhuman: A unique and funny encounter from the Crossfit Games. A response that I will definitely be using in the future. The Heavy Whipping Cream Confusion Setting: A coffee shop near my hotel, which is currently flooded with Reebok-wearing athletes. I order an Americano and ask for heavy cream to top it off. The barista, a plump woman who was just as wide as she was tall,...
thefameofhealth replied to your photo: Tumblr Crushes: thefameofhealth … YAY Buddy!! Thanks!! Right back at ya! Sure thing! I wish you good luck in your fitness journey and in your future competition! the-mountain-man replied to your photo: Tumblr Crushes: thefameofhealth … I approve this message ;) isprint replied to your photo: Tumblr Crushes: thefameofhealth...
Just a heads up - I changed my url to forever-athlete :)
Had a great day today Got some chores done Workout warmup - 2 sets X 80 yard prowler pushes with 20lbs Vertimax jumps - to work on my hops. Did 2 sets x 6 jumps with elastic bands and 1 x 6 with no bands. Vertimax jumping is pretty hard. My vertical leap isn’t so great so I’m going to fix that ;) Got up to an 85lb clean. I thought I could do more but it wasn’t in the plan for...
the crossfit hobbit: how to make parallette bars →
crossfithobbit: making parallette bars is inexpensive and can be accomplished in 10 easy-to-follow steps. the length of PVC pipe needed is dependent on how high and/or stable you want your bars to be. i used approximately 12 and 1/3 feet of piping to create my set. STEP 1: go to your local hardware store Very cool! Only $25 and a little bit of work to make your own parallette bars. DIY...
The Cause of My Soreness Today
My Olympic Weightlifting coach called this workout the Hellbender This whole workout X 6 with 30 seconds of rest in between sets: 150lb Prowler Push/60 yards 320 yard shuttle run 10 pushups 10 Burpees 10 Prisoner Squat Jumps All of this was after my Olympic Weightlifting Session - whew!
Things I've Got Coming Up!
August 6th - Breathe Carolina Concert in Greensboro (super stoked!) August 13th - Biking my 1st Century (100 miles!) - Bikefest in Hillsborough NC (Will be able to scratch this one off of my bucket list ;) ) August 20th - Running my first LUNA Chix Clinic - A bike fit clinic with the guy I’m interning with :) August - 23rd - Junior year at UNC starts - pretty excited about my classes even...
Signed Up For Olympic Lifting Lessons!
The gym I’m going to for the summer near my parent’s house is awesome! It’s open 24 hours, kindof small but never crowded. Awesome. Probably the 2nd day that I’m working out there, I see people in the back room doing olympic lifts. I ask around and finally get to talk with one of the guys that teaches the Olympic lifts there. We start talking and he says he teaches...