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Take That, You Jerk!
In my quest for lean superhero-ness, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy stuff and work on skills a few times a week. I’m currently following a training program put together by Mark Schneider of The Movement Minneapolis, and I’m loving the new moves.
(If you’re new to strength training, here’s a great overview of what all the lingo below means.)
I’m off the Diflucan and slowly beginning to feel a little bit peppier. In fact, I went on a brilliant walk/run both Saturday and yesterday and still had the energy to hit the gym this morning for some important bonding with the barbells. This is a trend I like!
My workout today included barbell jerks which I haven’t done in… oh, I don’t know… two or three years?! It was super fun and challenging. Some dude (JERK!) was using the lifting cage but he kept meandering away and la-la-la-ing around with the water fountain and the pull up bar.
Dude Jerk! You are not the only one who needs to lift some heavy sh*t today.
I did what any reasonable badass would do: I started each set of barbell jerks with a clean to get the bar into rack position, instead of conveniently starting in the racked position from a rack. But YAY!: bonus cleans!
5:00 treadmill at 3.8 mph
arm circles, straight-leg march, air squats
:30 handstand against the wall
Santa Likes To Get Upside Down, Too
I’m pretty sure this is the perfect mug to see me through the holiday season. This is a real conversation between Dave and me — in which we’re both right.
Me: See? Santa’s reminding us that sometimes you need to change your perspective and just look at things a different way.
Dave: No. He’s having fun. It’s just fun!