27.7.11

July 27



All-in-one Stand Alone Pull up Bar



9-6-3
Pull ups
Ring dips
80lb sandbag lift

While not an extremely long workout got a good conditioning effect. Nice since its been about 7 months since I have really had that.

Leg measurements
Extension 5 degrees
Flexion 111 degrees

Links

How to make a sandbag
Possible New Military Retirement (total crap if you ask me)



7.7.11

Not my favorite shoes!

I liked the picture so much I had to borrow it!

This has been a good week for me. Its my second week doing circuit training and I am still pretty sore, but I can tell that my capacity is coming back fairly well. Couple of simple and nice benchmarks I was able to do a minute of crunches without stopping and get thirty seconds of push-ups before resting.

I am going to add one modified Crossfit workout next week from the main site. So my schedule next week is going to be Tuesday & Thursday circuit training and Wednesday CF main site (modified as needed).

I even had a good day at physical therapy I was able to get my knee bent to 108 degrees a new record for me although it hurt like hell.

Something interesting I cam across was a blog post about the US Army banning Fivefinger shoes.

The Army's official statement said they "detract from a professional military image". I would say that could be true but as with anything new give it enough time and people become accustomed to it. From my experience in the military this was some senior individual in charge of making such important military decisions just decided they are ugly and do not want to see Soldier's wearing Vibrams, pretty much as arbitrary decision as switching to the dreaded black berets for daily head gear, which thank God have been done away with as the official daily head gear recently.

Here is the bottom line I use Vibram Fivefingers and I love them, in fact before this ban I took my last APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test) wearing them. Just means I will have to get a second pair of minimalist running shoes for PT formations, no big deal. The most disgruntling part of the message was that there was valuable man hours wasting creating the message to ban them.

I think the new Army PT test is a bigger problem, all the "science" behind the changes is total bogus and does not pass the common sense test in the slightest. I will write more about this later, but as for not being able to wear my favorite running shoes, I guess it really doesn't matter till my knee is healed anyway.

Here is a link to the article I came across.

1.7.11

1 July



Today is a rest day for me. You  may be thinking to yourself...rest day what the hell?!?! He's barely done anything this week. Well considering how little I have really done in the last few months I am very sore and and need one. Don't worry though I will be doing some work again tomorrow.

In the mean time I came across an interesting concept it was an email charter. Essentially a set of etiquette rules we should all really be following to make our ability to sort and manage our email more efficient. This is called the Email Charter. Please read it and post any thoughts you have in the comments. The website asks that you put a link to it in you email signature. I am doing it. If we could come up with a uniform way of sending, or even just addressing email messages, alot of time could be saved.