Getting Back the Blogging Bug…

Posted: October 20, 2008 in fitness, health, life, Me, ninja warrior, ninja warrior workout
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Well, I am almost fully recovered from my recent brush with illness- save for coughing up its lingering remnants from my lungs.  I should be ready to hit the gym on Wednesday and put in 100%.  I am interested in seeing if the week off will prove- as such often has- a benefit to recovery and result in an increase in either reps of pounds lifted.  I will be sure to report back on the results.

My schedule for the coming week includes

Wednesday– Weight Room: Upper Body (Shoulders, Chest, Back, and Arms) & Anaerobic exercise on bike.

Thursday– My Driveway: GPP Training (agility ladder, bear crawls, Turkish lift, and two more to be decide later) & Grip strength training.

Friday– Weight Room: Lower Body and lower back & climbing wall

Saturday-My Driveway: GPP Training (car pushing, and others TBA) & VO2 Max Training & Grip Strength Training

Sunday– My Drive Way: Sprints (20 minutes alternate between sprinting up and walking down)

NOTE: All days also include Magnificent Mobility warm-ups and core stretching post workout and before bed.

See you on Wednesday!

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Comments
  1. DR says:

    All right!!!

    Back at it. Looking forward to the updates.

  2. Teresa says:

    TT,

    Good work on the discipline. I have an off-tipic thing I’d like to mention, I think you and your other readers will approve:

    Operation Baghdad Pups brings home dogs that soldiers have befrended while deployed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The millitary prohibits the soldiers from adopting animals and bringing them home…but this charity helps them rescue animals that may have helped them through their difficult deployment.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/10/19/iraq.ratchet.the.dog/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

  3. Yes Teresa, they are an excellent charity. Anyone who has ever owned a dog knows about the bond that can form between master and best friend.

    Reminds me of a story that breaks my heart. After WWII the dogs used in the war were adopted out to families throughout the United States with GREAT results. However, after Vietnam, most the dogs were left there with tragic results.

    “Nearly 4000 dogs served in Vietnam and saved up to 10,000 American servicemen through their scouting and sentry duties. When withdrawing from Vietnam in 1973, the military classified the dogs as surplus equipment to be left behind during evacuation. Many dogs were left with South Vietnamese allies who were afraid of the dogs and didn’t know how to handle them. Many of the dogs were euthanized, and many more perished at the hands of their inexperienced South Vietnamese handlers. Only a handful of Vietnam war dogs made it back to the United States. Many handlers and trainers who worked with these dogs were traumatized by having to leave their faithful companions behind, stating that the dogs saved their lives and often did more work than they did.”

    http://www.eagleid.com/veterans/dogs.htm

    Sad, sad, story. One among many sad stories from the era and that war.

  4. Teresa says:

    I can’t imagine having to leave a dog who had total loyalty to you, and who is completly trusting and dependant upon you behind.

    I think it’s only human nature to want to live up to and be worthy of that sort of trust.

    It seems like little enough to give our service people that if they form a bond like that, they not be required to break it.

    I understand the army’s reasaoning in not wanting to have to be resposible for health/transportation/liability…so its a good thing they have this charity.

  5. Anne says:

    I am following your advice

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