Sunday, June 30, 2013

2013-06-30 Seafest Weightlifting Competition.

Today was a fun comp for me. I treated it like a training session as I am peaking for the Ogopogo weightlifting competition in August. I did power snatches 117kg,121, then 125 but got called for some elbow movement. Then I did power clean and split jerk(my first comp doing the split). I did 150,155, and 160kg. The 160 ended up being a full clean but all in all it was a good way to spice up training. I should note that I did front squats after I was finished lifting. I got gold in the -105kg category weighing in @ 97.8kg with a 281kg total. Full results here: 

Friday, June 28, 2013

2013-06-28 Training

Light and fast again. Ready for seafest on Sunday. Had some sirloin nice steak yesterday. Down to 96.4kg. Have lost 6kg's in a month eating steak prettymuch  every day. Take that!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

2013-06-26 training

Went to BLM today. For a "warm up" I did some medi ball throws and sled sprints with 2 plates. Hehe, some warmup. Clean and jerks felt good. Here is some prime rib from yesterday: 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

2013-06-25 training.

Felt better today. Kept it light and quick. Press felt strong today. Still eating paleo-ish. Still at 98kg. Here is a steak from the other night. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

2013-06-22 Training

Tough one today. After work I went to my grandmothers funeral. Then after dinner I went to BLM to train and it was a rough workout to begin with. I started at 9:45pm and I have to get up early for a 16 hour shift tomorrow. On top of it all, my body feels beaten up, knees are screaming, shoulder, and hip are tweaky.  It's really one I'd rather skip but just can't. I can see the light at the end of this session though. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

2013-06-21 Training

Was very tired today after work even after downing an Americano. Numbers were down a little bit but I got through it. I had some recovery baths with Epsom salts the last few nights. Here is a dinner from last night. Spaghetti squash with ground beef. In the sauce there was mushrooms, kale, and peppers. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

2013-06-19 Training

I loaded an extra 20kgs on the bar during pulls today by accident. I was wondering why it felt so heavy. Haha. Guess a bit of strength is coming on. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

2013-06-18 training.

Technique is feeling good, especially on the split jerks. Did not have the best sleep last night unfortunately. That might have a bit to do with the slight dip in power. Had a great omelet with spinach, tomatoes, and peppers cooked in coconut oil. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

2013-06-16 Training

Had a good day ripping barbells today. Judas and his protege came to BLM for a session. I felt pretty good and got some solid work in. In other news I picked up a new cook book. Hopefully eating more paleo geared will get me to a lean 94kg. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sports nutrition for the fitness professional

Today I went to a nutritional seminar by Vincent Ziccarelli. I learnt a couple new things today. Canned tuna does not have the mercury levels that raw or frozen tuna does due to the tuna being a much smaller fish being used. Also, a very active athlete needs approximately 40 cal for every KG of bodyweight and up to 1.7g of protein per KG.

Friday, June 14, 2013

2013-06-14 Training

Happy 4 months birthday to my son! He wasn't so thrilled about it. Training was alright. Got some solid split jerk work done. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

2013-06-13 Training

Legs are real sore and tight from a tough squat workout the other day. I went for a walk before training with my wife and son and I find it helped warm me up a bit better. As I got into it I felt pretty slick. Good training overall. 

2013-06-11 Training

Today I trained with Jordan at BLM Barbell. Jordan is a national level lifter transplanted from Manitoba who joined up with Kilophile. It's good to train with a high level athlete to push yourself more and have someone with specific knowledge around. I was able to start to push a bit more this week so I am happy about getting back into shape. I cooked some rare deer steaks tonight again!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

2013-06-09 training.

Doing some power clean and split jerks really tired me out. I did double 140kg though. I am still not in my best shape but hopefully in the next week I start to climb out of the hole. Last nights dinner was deer steak with broccoli and potatoes. I used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream on top! Steak was cooked rare with MontrĂ©al steak spice. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

2013-06-07 Training

Starting to get back some strength and conditioning now so I can push a bit harder. Technique felt good. I trained at the work gym on their new Pendlay set. 

For dinner I had an enormous amount of sushi, included in that was approximately 75 pieces of tuna and salmon sashimi. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

2013-06-05 Training.

Yesterday's session was kept light. Couldn't seem to handle anything near limit weights for me. 

Today it took a while to warm up but once I was in the groove things went pretty well. I had something new happen today. When resetting the bar on my shoulders from a behind neck jerk, the bar slipped back off my shoulder blades and chicken winged me. I had thought I injured something for sure but was fine. Haha. 

Dinner was rare deer steak with veggies. 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

2013-05-31 Training.

Not much sleep because of a teething baby the last few nights. Still got to move a loaded barbell though, am I right. Kept it at controllable weights and surprisingly felt pretty fast. Still gnawing on deer steak and veggies for dinner. I made extra for work meals too. This isn't one meal, haha. Bodywieght down to 98kg.