Monday, September 28, 2009

What a difference a year makes!!
This time last year I was in Palm Springs (at the Hilton pictured above), preparing for Masters IPF World Powerlifting Titles. One day earlier I had finished the Poliqiun Biosignature certification in Arizona.
If you had of told me at that in 12 months time, I would be addicted to Crossfit, retired from powerlifting and was back in the corporate world running a team of 11 fabulous people I would have just laughed and said"no chance". Life!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Paleo anyone?

The past 6 weeks have been quiet crazy busy for me and while I have maintained a reasonable nutrition and exercise program, I have decided that October will be a wellness month for me. I have resolved and achieved some things in the past month so now I have time to focus on keeping well.

My diet is a large percentage paleo anyway - lots of fruit, vege, nuts & lean meat - however I have let grains and treats creep in. I am not putting any other rules in place other than "October is Paleo month".

The Truth of deadlifting

Today's WOD is Deadlifting 7 x 3. I haven't deadlifited in a while, and certainly I am in no condition to be pulling heavy. I have been training consistently for the past month, but due to other priorities I have only been to Crossfit on average 3-4 days per week. This is the beauty of Crossfit; I can drop my sessions when needed and still turn up and get an awesome work out and am not behind in any program. I don't feel guilty about not being there, and while I may have not progressed as I may have liked I haven't lost anything.......but deadlifting will be the tell.

Truth is I haven't been doing any heavy work in a while, this month seems to have focused on high rep metabolic conditioning work. So let me go face the cruel mistress.....
edit; back from training and while it took a bit to warm up I did 3 x 105kgs quite easily. Probably could have hit 10kgs more.....odd that I was strong, very odd....must go ask Crossfit Zen master.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I woke this morning after having the best night's sleep in ages. It felt amazing, and I am looking forward to a relaxing a productive Sunday. I have been incredibly busy of late, with work, travel and family that any free time I get I have relaxed.

I don't have foxtel at home, so I only happened upon the True Blood series recently and I really enjoying the escapism. So much fun watching fantasy.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Words of Wisdom from Crossfit Brisbane

The workout that you hope will not appear is your most important workout. Acknowledging and addressing weaknesses is a super-effective strategy for improvements. We can improve our strengths only marginally, but the gains from the smallest improvement in a weakness are profound. There is a universal template for determining your training priorities ... "What do I suck at, what do I hate?"

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