Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Daisy Parade and Dad Cant Deadlift

I suffered an embarrassing injury this weekend.

On Sunday afternoon I banged my arm on the fridge door, and managed to do so right in a spot that caused a lot of pain and tightness in my forearm. That meant modifying my Monday deadlift session.

And the funny part is that I had forced myself to rest all day Sunday so that I would be fresh for the training session.

Oh well.

Monday's workout looked like this...

1a) Deadlift - abandoned this after two warmup sets
1b) Mobility

2a) Safety Bar Squat
2b) Squat Jump

3a) Front Squat - Worked up to 185x3
3b) Glute-Ham Raise

It was a good workout, just not what I expected. 

Meanwhile... on Sunday, Daisy dressed up for the parade... but she didn't go... opting for a few visits to the dog park instead.

PS - Great quote for you today

Extreme productivity depends on:

  • Control of self (i.e. teaching your subconscious to do the work while you sleep).
  • Control of environment-working conditions (eliminating temptations).
  • Control of others (don't let people distract you).
  • Control of time/priorities (script your day and don't let it get away).
  • Control what you can and concentrate on what counts.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Daisy Does Toronto and I Do Squats

Daisy has been having a blast at the park, and walked over to her Aunt's for a nice night out on Wednesday. We're about to go to the park for her 1st "workout" of the day. She usually gets three trips to the park, and I get one trip to the gym.

Earlier this week I did a bench press session at Bang Fitness, and yesterday it was a great squat session.

1a) Glute Ham Raises
1b) Mobility

2a) Squats
2b) Box Jumps

3a) Front Squats
3b) More Glute Ham Raises

Fun stuff.

Today I'll go in and do some close-grip bench presses and pullups.

Alright park time!

PS - Remember...

If you are struggling, stop feeling sorry for yourself and go out and help someone. Add value to the world. Turn your moping into mentoring and help someone climb the ladder in your world. The best thing you can do for yourself is to make everyone around you better.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Deadlifting and Daisy Chillin

Daisy reached "peak insanity" on Friday. All she wanted to do was play, and so I was at the park 4 times. That's fun, but it's a bit of a hassle to get her there and back. Fortunately I discovered a stick trick. I just hold a stick in my hand and she follows me everywhere. No more pulling!

I also grabbed two killer workouts to head into the weekend.

Deadlifts on Friday:

1a) KB Swing
1b) Mobility

2a) Deadlift
2b) Mobility

3a) Safety Bar Squat
3b) Ab Wheel Rollout

Good times!

Boring night...

Followed with a great visit to the park this AM, and then a bench press session.

Worked up to 195x3x3

1a) Bench
1b) Pullup

2a) Close Grip Board Press
2b) Rows

Now for a haircut and then a 3rd trip to the dog park! 😎

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Daisy DooDoo and Squatting

Daisy is tearing up Toronto parks with her doggy friends and having some great workouts.

Her poopy issues have been sorted out, and while she still stinks from time to time, she is not making middle-of-the-night messes, thank goodness.

That's allowed me to sleep better and get in a few good workout.

First, Squat day...

1a) Squat
1b) KB Swing

2a) DB Lunge
2b) Glute-Ham Raise

Then, upper body day

1a) DB Bench - 70x18 reps (new PR)
1b) Seated Row

2a) Pullup
2b) Pushup

Off day today, and then over to deadlifts at lunch time tomorrow.


PS - Epic rant: College is a bad idea from Bedros and myself on our Empire Podcast Show

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Daisy Diarrhea and Deadlifting

The last two days have been off training due to sleepless nights dealing with Daisy and her diarrhea, plus they were scheduled off-days and a big workshop day here in Toronto. The good news is that Daisy seems to be back on track and also that today was deadlifting day. Hooray!

1a) Hang Clean
1b) Mobility

2a) Deadlift - decent!
2b) Prisoner Squat Jump

3a) Glute-Ham Raise
3b) Band Walk

On Sunday I shall press!

And I wont give up! 

"Quit? You know, once I was thinking about quitting when I was diagnosed with brain, lung and testicular cancer, all at the same time. But with the love and support of my friends and family, I got back on the bike and I won the Tour de France five times in a row. But I'm sure you have a good reason to quit." – Lance Armstrong

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Daisy Workouts And High Intensity Training

It's funny.

Precious old Daisy is covered in blood, grass stains, and mud from playing so hard (just a little blood from another pups mouth).

She's hardcore.

Sprints and jumps, wrestles and tumbles. Tongue out. Teeth bared. Good pup.

This week has been good for training.


1a) 1-Leg DB RDL
1b) Mobility

2a) Safety Bar Squat
2b) Vertical Jumps

3a) DB Lunges
3b) GHR

and then today:

1a) Close-Grip Bench
1b) Pullups

2) Sled pulls

I was a little nauseous after both sessions.

And out of breath.

Good times,


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Legs, Weddings, and More

The weekend was amazing. My sister got married, Daisy and i found a new park, and I've had some great workouts.

Here are three workouts I've done...

1a) Bench
1b) Pullups

2a) KB Overhead Press
2b) TRX Row

And the next day...

1a) Hang Clean
1b) Mobility

2a) Glute Ham Raise
2b) Mobility

3) High Rep Deadlift

Then a couple of days off...

1a) Safety Squat Bar
1b) Mobility

2a) Regular Squats, High Reps
2b) Glute Ham Raise

3) Sled Pull

Good times.

And here is a quote for you.

Take a look at every exercise, set, & rep in your workout. Does it add time or purpose, getting you closer to your goals? Likewise, do the same for your work activities. Do you do things out of compulsion? Distraction? Or purpose? Ruthlessly chop away at which does not serve you.