weight lifting

Workout

ominous

Feat count: 9 + 2/3

As I was leaving the gym this morning, Coach P. made me pretty nervous with some parting words. But first, the workout.

Workout Date: 
Tue, 07/07/2009 (All day)
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Workout

snatch practice

Feat Count: 9 + 1/3

A really enjoyable morning at the gym -- nothing but warmup and snatching. I got 100#, which I'd struggled with last week. With 105#, I got weight overhead but didn't really stick it, so that's the new mark to hit.

Also, my hands are a mess!

tape, chalk, busted calluses
Workout Date: 
Fri, 07/03/2009 (All day)

Workout

kneesocks, deadlifts

Feat Count: 9 + 1/3
(FEAT of SUMMER in this workout: jumping rope)

Workout Date: 
Thu, 07/02/2009 (All day)
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Workout

thisclose to bodyweight bench

Feat count: 8 + 1/3

Today I made one attempt at bench pressing my body weight. I was very close, and the bodybuilders in the gym got very excited for me that I might get the weight up. So close! And yet, failure. It's okay. I was tantalizingly close at the end of a benching workout, so I'll get it up there soon enough.

Workout:
-Thorough Crossfit warmup, then

Workout Date: 
Wed, 07/01/2009 (All day)
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Workout

power cleans

Feat count: 8 + 1/3

No feats today. Not much of a workout, either. I skipped the CrossFit workout of the day because my fresh stitches were hurting through the warmup and the lift. But I did get the warmup in -- complete with 20 push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, back-extensions, overhead squats, lunges, inchworms, and some other stuff.

And then I power-cleaned, warming up to . . .
3 x 95#

Workout Date: 
Tue, 06/30/2009 (All day)
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Workout

Yoga Sampler Class

I got absolutely nothing done at work today. It wasn't that I wasn't working (though I was getting a little frustrated), but rather that nothing else was working. Michelle saved me from banging my head against broken software by inviting me to the 8:15 yoga class at Park Slope Crunch. It was only 7:00, but that gave me as good an excuse as any to cut my losses and head to the gym.

Where (gym, studio, etc.): : 
Workout Date: 
Mon, 06/29/2009 (All day)
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Workout

overhead lift

Feat count: 4 + 1/3
(FEAT of SUMMER in this workout: wheel pose for 1 minute)

Workout Date: 
Thu, 06/25/2009 (All day)
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Profiles in Fitness

NYPD Chief Pumps Iron, Dreams of Child's Pose

Ray Kelly, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, is the only person in the history of the NYPD to go from cadet to commissioner. He's got smarts and drive, and he's got a serious fitness habit, people. At least four times a week, reports the Wall Street Journal, Commissioner Kelly, 67, hits the treadmill for 30 minutes, and then he pumps iron. What's he bench, you ask? Well, the Chief used to press 300 pounds, but now he says he only puts up 150. When he's not up for the treadmill, Kelly says, he uses "that machine the women use," meaning the Stairmaster. OK, give the guy a break, if the NYPD boss can't be macho, who can be? Also, it seems there's a softer side yearning to break free: "I'd like to do yoga," he says, "but I just don't have time."  Oh, honey! Must get that man into savasana quick, and have deeply-centered yoga teacher administer Eucalyptus oil to his counter-terrorism-addled temples....

Ray Kelly (via <a href"http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2008/03/27/amd_ray_kelly.jpg">nydailynews</a>)

New York

Workout

swinging hell

Feat count: 2
(FEAT of SUMMER in this workout: held handstand against wall, 1 min)

How did my morning workout go? Well, coach shook his head and said "it's okay, it's Monday morning and I have no idea what you did all weekend." Hmm.

The workout:
-warmup

-deadlifts, built up in weight and finished with 3 sets of 220# x 3 reps

-Workout of the day, for time:

Workout Date: 
Mon, 06/22/2009 (All day)
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Workout

lift

Feat count: 1
(FEAT of SUMMER in this workout: pull-ups)

A rainy solstice, and first Sunday back to team lifting with the kids and trainer Chris. Kids don't show up for early session, so it's me and one other guy, and we get a great workout in.

The workout, more or less:
-some dumbbell work: 20 x squat thrust + pushup, curl, press with 25# dbs

Workout Date: 
Sun, 06/21/2009 (All day)
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