Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Progress on the David Whitley Thanksgiving Challenge

I like the online training log/blog because it is very simple to search the past workouts and comments to see what worked and what didn't. It's a great tool. Exactly 9 weeks ago I took SR.RKC David Whitley's challenge and decided to work towards my snatch numbers.

The bad news is I have been complacent, I haven't worked 24k snatches nearly enough 4 times in 8 weeks to be exact. I have worked the VO2 max and boost protocols during this time. The good news is that I have made several other gains in overall health and fitness. I set a performance goal and a nutritional goal as David prescribed. While I still need some work on the performance goal and have extended it until Christmas, the benefits of working towards it have worked wonders!

Body Composition: I have lost 12 lbs and 2 inches from my waste.

I lost the majority of the weight during the first 2-3 weeks of the challenge and have been strict in my food choices. I did add some treats into the diet here and there after the first month. I have learned about the timing of such commodities.

After turkey day, I plan to restrict the treats again until the Chirstmas Holiday and shed the last few pounds before the new year. No sense in waiting!

Tidewater Kettlebell Club

The new and improved TKC will begin meeting again on Dec 6 at 1300.

More details are on the TKC blog.

I want to show you the proper use of kettlebells. They are very beneficial when proper form is executed. Most of the videos on youtube are great examples of how NOT to use them.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Still here

I've been terrible with this blog for the past few weeks. This blog is my training log and I will update the workouts soon.

Be assured, I am training. Nothing terribly new or fancy.

Kettlebells - - Enter the Kettlebell program minimum. With some VO2 max for variety.
Bike - Riding but nothing over 30 miles yet. Mostly intervals on the trainer (it's cold).
Something new: Marine Corps Martial Arts - too much fun!
Z Health R Phase

Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy 233 Birthday Marines

General John A. Lejeune's message:

On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. Since that date, many thousand men have borne the name Marine. In memory of them, it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the Birthday of our Corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.The record of our Corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world's history. During 90 of the 146 years of it's existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the nations foes. From the battle of Trenton to the Argonne. Marines have won foremost honors in war, and in the long eras of tranquility at home. Generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our Corps Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term Marine has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the Corps. With it we also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our Corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps.

Semper FI