Wednesday, July 31, 2013

2013-07-31 Maintenance Day

Part of lifting heavy and often is taking care of your body so you can do it again. I had Chiro and ART yesterday. Then today I had a nice massage and Physio session. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

2013-07-30 training

Still on the upswing of strength so that is swell. Technique and speed are up as well. I clean and jerked up to 160kg and everything was smooth.

 Training song of the day is "tui dub" by Salmonella Dub.

I'm looking forward to eating paleo stew tonight for dinner.

Monday, July 29, 2013

2013-07-26 Training

The last few days my knees were really banged up so I had some lighter alternative sessions. Today I am feeling better and getting in the groove a bit. Technique is feeling decent.  

2013-07-29 training

Technique and positions felt really good today. No real pain. I did feel really tired though which is weird because I got a great sleep. 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

2013-07-27 training

Felt good today. Threw some decent pieces around. Feels good to be on an upswing. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Paleo for weightlifting

I read through this thread and there is some interesting points on the Paleo diet specifically for weightlifters. If you are interested in eating this way and have the time give it a read:

Friday, July 19, 2013

Debunking The Omega 3 Cancer Correlation

Recently male fish oil users have been running to their doctor's to have a finger inserted into their asses because of a recent article scaring men into thinking they will develop prostate cancer. My Chiropractor (where I buy my Innate Choice Omega 3 from) sent me this information:

Omega-3 and Prostate Cancer Risk: Much Ado About Nothing

Thursday, July 18, 2013

2013-07-18 training.

Despite a few days off with a light/fast day mixed in I still feel a bit rattled. SI joint is a bit gummed up. Really got beat up today. Ice bath coming up. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Unswallowable BCAA tabs

I ordered some Optimum nutrition superior amino 2222 tabs from I had the caps before and I saw that these were now easier to swallow which I was looking forward to as the caps were a bit big.
But after I opened up the package I realized that I was sadly mistaken.
My first question was: how big were they before, that this is the easier to swallow version? Then I tried to swallow a half. Nope, almost got lodged in my throat. Had to gag it up. Then I read some reviews on amazon and found that people were chewing them. I gave that a try and success! It does not taste that bad actually. In fact BCAA powder tastes a lot worse. 

Donny Shankle: Keep Pulling

Some interesting points from the lion killer:
Donny Shankle: Keep Pulling: Frankenstein Arms by Donny Shankle It seems to be a common occurrence by some people to forcefully lock out the arms during the p...

Saturday, July 13, 2013

2013-07-13 Training.

A little beat up from last session but still going. Today was a lighter day for intensity but I was still shakey after my clean complex. I only felt worse from then on. It was a very hot day and I was going inside to cool off by the air conditioner. I thought I was going to hurl at a couple points but I worked through it. Last night dinner was sirloin steak with asparagus and sautéed mushrooms. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

2013-07-12 Training

Strength was good today but felt a little stiff. Solid training session with some good loading. Dinner was delicious hamburger stuffed peppers. Recipe was from the Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

2013-07-09 Training

Today went pretty well. I am feeling in the groove right now. Strength is coming up, mobility is good, technique is feeling sharp in general. Cleans beat me up a bit today especially since I made too much of a weight jump from my last warmup to my 1st working set. Always a big mistake to do that. But by the time I got warmed up I felt good. Here is a pic of my faithful training partner on the way to the gym:

Monday, July 8, 2013

2013-07-08 Training

I felt really good today in training. No pain, very fast and mobile. Strength was pretty good as well. Today it hit me; I am enjoying the process right now. I am liking each rep and I am looking forward to each session. Last night had hamburger stuffed bell peppers for dinner. Didn't get a pic though. 6 weeks until next weightlifting competition. The Ogopogo World qualifier on August 17th. 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

2013-07-06 Training

Definitely felt a lot more mobile and flexible today. Knee doesn't hurt as bad. When I started my CNS felt a bit fatigued but my speed did not seem affected. I got a solid session in today. Strength is on he upswing and I am losing fat while gaining mobility and speed. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

2013-07-04 maintenance.

Mobility routine, foam roll, Chiro appointment, eat and get ready for tomorrow. 

2013-07-05 Training

Knees are stiff and sore today. After having a couple days off I think I started rusting up a bit. Technique felt pretty sharp on clean and jerks though. Yesterday I had some juicy rare tenderloin with broccoli for lunch. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

2013-07-02 training.

Legs are super sore from squats on Sunday but still did some good snatch numbers today. More squats today even if my quads are blasted. Dinner was steak, beats, yams, carrots.