Friday, July 10, 2009

Workout and Hippie Smoothie

I almost had a chocolate milk after training. I even walked into the store but turned around because the line-up was too long.

So I went somewhere else after my workout for a hippie smoothie, but more on that in a second...

First, the workout.

The gym was full of fools today, including the guy who was doing 7 plates aside on leg presses and lunges with 15 pound dumbbells.

Whatever buddy.

And then there the trainer who was letting his young client do barbell rows with a rounded back. Terrible. I don't even want to know how much that kid pays the guy for his bad advice.

Today's workout:

1) Deadlift - 385x3

2A) Military Press - 3x6
2B) Front Squat - 2x6

3A) Bodyweight Row - 3x25
3B) Back Extension - 2x12

I was thirsty after this workout, which is why I almost went for the chocolate milk...but I decided to hold off and try a cafe near home instead.

The place is called "Alternative Grounds" and I'd always dismissed it as a little hippie joint and when I went in I wasn't disappointed. It felt like that scene in Star Wars where they're in the bar with all those strange characters.

I felt like I landed on another planet. There were pictures of Che Guevara on the wall, and in the windows hung banners that said, "Fairness" and "Community".

But they made up for all the socialism with their capitalist prices. I spent $11 on a small vegetarian calzone and a smoothie (orange, mango, banana). And the smoothie was worth it.

So that was my little vegetarian diet adventure today.

Oh yeah, and one of the Korean powerlifters gave me a thumbs up today at the gym after my last set of deadlifts. He doesn't speak English, so that was pretty funny.

Stay strong and have a great weekend,


PS - I've added some more bodyweight exercise workouts to my other blog.


Susan said...

Hey Craig !

I just wanted to let you know what a HUGE difference you have made in my life ! I've been doing TT since Jan. of this year. In that time I've lost weight, my body has completely changed, I've lost inches ( went from a size 14 to a 6 !!!!) and I will never ever look at working out the same way again ! I am no longer bored to death with free weights and SS cardio, I've found active rest activities I love (hiking and trail biking) and I am happier than I've ever been in my life ! I've struggled with my weight for so long, and nothing seemed to make work ! Thank you ! Thank you ! Thank you !!!!!! Your program is amazing, quick, fun, challenging , and worth every single penny I paid for it !!!! I tell anyone and everyone on who will listen about TT .

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS said...

Thank you so much Susan!

Anonymous said...

I'm looking for alternative exercises to replace pushups. I recently hurt my shoulder, AC joint sprain, and find pushups are very painful. Any suggestions?