Workout Tuesday 20180424

Variety Day

Circuit x 4 without putting the kettlebells down

  1. Double kettlebell squat with 2 x 12kg kettlebells x 8
  2. Farmer’s carry across yard, driveway, road and back

32 double kb squats with 24kg total
8 farmer’s carries

* Yup, this reminded me how out of shape I am. Especially in the legs.
** The goal is to repeat this 8 times. Once I’ve done that and it feels easy I’ll jump up to 2x16kg kettlebells

Source for workout: Dan John’s The Eagle

Workout Monday 20180423

Today was my first workout in sometime and hopefully, the first of many workouts for awhile. In the past I’ve had success (when lifestyle issues didn’t derail me) with the program from Pavel Tsatsouline’s ‘Enter the Kettlebell’.

All exercises were done with a 16kg kettlebell.

Warmup: light bodyweight range of motion exercises

clean & press/pullup 1( 1/1, 2/2, 3/3 ), 4( 1/1/, 2/1, 3/1 )
swings 105 reps in 7 minutes

Total clean & presses: 30 reps
Total pullups: 18 reps

Clean and Press were performed back-to-back with the pullups with approximately 10 breaths between each rung. Between each ladder and before the swings I had a 4 minute rest period.

* I’ll add a note to describe the notation and workout schema in another post


I thought up the name for the blog sometime between 2006 and 2009 while living on the west coast. I don’t really remember what the original use case was for it, but it sounded cool and kind of encapsulated things I was thinking about at the time. Nothing ever came of the name. I moved back east and got caught up with family issues and personal issues. The latter forced my hand a bit and I changed careers.

Now, 9 years, later I’m in a pretty good groove. I’m still dealing with family stuff but it’s all unfolding at a steady pace. A pace I can handle. My personal issues, again, aren’t fully ironed out, but I’ve made a ton of progress and am happy to continue on that path. Part of that path is returning to books, meditating, getting fit and something I’ve never done with any consistency, writing. This blog will be an outlet for my writing. There’s something about putting yourself, myself, and my words, out there for the public to read. I hope to improve my writing. What’s more, I hope that some of what I write will resonate with readers and prove helpful or valuable in some way.

The internet is a pretty big place. I doubt too many will stumble across my little corner of it all. But maybe as I improve, as my writing improves, it will be bigger than it is now. Ultimately, I’m writing for me anyway. I see it as one part of a larger process. A process of becoming the person I’d like to be. That person is probably is unattainable, but if I get half-way there, I’ll be pretty happy. Hell, I’m pretty happy now. Most days, anyway.

Thanks for reading, hope to have you back.