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Training/Diet #7: Switching Gears to train for Tough Mudder

May 22, 2013

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Recently I provided an update on my progress on my main lifts. As of 4/21/13, I’ve made progress on all my lifts but gotten stuck on a several. Despite the PR’s, my mass has only risen to the 172-176# range. Back Squat: 5RM 190# @ 174# (Form has issues) Bench Press: 5RM 126# @ 174# […]

March 23, 2013: First “Spartan Race”, Spartan Sprint Carolinas

April 1, 2013

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Taken me a few days, but I finally got my first pictures from my first Spartan Race pulled together. I finished! Spartan Race is an “Obstacle Racing” organization that throws together some pretty serious races all over the country. Here’s a pretty general description of what the races are like. Here is their official promo […]

Training/Diet Update #5: Continuing Strength

April 1, 2013

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tl;dr: I’m almost as strong as I was before my shoulder injury in 2009. My deadlift is better than ever: Previously, I mentioned Crossfit and the idea of General Physical Preparedness. I still see Crossfit as fairly close to the ideal to train physical generalists. Still though, for raw strength, weightlifting is pretty tough to […]

Started Training, First Injury

January 10, 2012

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Last weekend was simultaneously great, and disconcerting. I started out very well, I had fantastic Italian food Friday night. I had an excellent Brunch Saturday Morning. At noon, I took the train over to Brooklyn to check out Crossfit Virtuosity, a crossfit club owned by the Founder of Crossfit NYC, Keith Wittenstein. As far as […]

Hunting Season is Over…Time to Start Getting Ready for Hunting Season

January 10, 2012

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2011 was an incredibly educational year. I took my first deer, I learned to field dress multiple species, cooked several types of game meat, learned the basics of bow. Now I’ve got roughly 9 months to prepare for this coming fall. I have a few major goals: Be stronger than I was back in 2009 […]

Training/Diet Update #2: No pain from lifting!

November 27, 2011

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Although I alluded to the reasons here, I never really explained why I’m not doing a formal exercise regimen like Starting Strength or CrossFit (two modalities that worked well for me before). Long story short, I broke my left shoulder twice and separated my right shoulder once. Each time I broke my shoulder, I had […]