Sunday, September 8, 2013

What's New?

What is new?

Not much. Well, maybe some stuff.

Took my son James and my Labrador buddy Bas hunting for a few hours yesterday. We dove hunted with my friend Steve. We shot some birds and had a real good time. The most fun in the world, hunting.  Fresh air, no bull, nobody bothers you, nobody lies to you or tries to "play" you or sell you something.

I have been pretty disappointed in the lack of service/politeness, accountability, promptness and professionalism from well, from nearly everybody everywhere I go. And I know that its not that important when compared to world hunger, war, etc. But it still pisses me off..

Oh yeah, and lack of respect for authority? That is huge. Even if I had coaches that I KNEW were incompetent, I didn't say a word. I wasn't brought up that way. Being late, talking while someone else is talking, texting while someone else is talking, having a smart mouth...I could go on.

Anyway, what is going on with everyone's training? Are you progressing? Do you have a goal? Are you doing everything that you can do to get better? Have you decided on a competition and sent in your entry form? Are you worried about wearing a singlet? Don't be, nobody cares.

Are you able to set aside distractions and really train? Really, almost everything can wait until you are done with training.

Do you have a plan? Listen, sets and reps all change, but you should have a split that you like when you train. Here is what Tracy and I are doing right now:

Sunday- Legs
Monday- Chest
Tuesday- Calves, cardio
Wednesday- Back
Thursday- Shoulders
Friday- Arms
Saturday- Calves, cardio

Everything is 15 sets a body part, 12-20 reps, 10 sets for biceps and 10 for triceps
Calves are 150 total reps
Cardio is done everyday

Its a good split, its a fun split. I really don't have any attention span at all, so focusing on one bodypart a day is what I like to do. Then feed it and rest.

For some folks who are having form trouble, squatting 2-3 times a week may be better.
Deadlifting on back day is usually enough, but in cases when you have trouble with deadlift form, twice a week may be better.

We train fast, 30-45 minutes a session.

Cristi is doing this one:
Monday and Thursday- Legs, back, biceps
Tuesday and Friday- Chest , shoulders, tricep's

That split has each bodypart being trained twice a week. She does 6-12 reps and around 10 sets a body part. Definitely a good split if you want to hit each bodypart more frequently.

Alright! Give one of those splits a chance if you are in a rut.




All About Being a Lifer

What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a year...it's for life. Whether its training or your family or your job...it doesn't matter. You work at it, you build on it, you see the big picture . You don't miss workouts because it means something to you. You are like a Shakespearean actor- no matter what is going on in your life, you block it out when it's time to train. You walk into the weight room and all else disappears. Worry about it later.