Monday, November 16, 2009


So I am in France trying to get my shit together...I work long days, 12 hour shift with a 1.5 hour drive to work each way. I am still planning on lifting twice a week starting this week. Maybe I will pick up some milk for work tomorrow...more to follow on this. In the meantime check out Dani's Snatch!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Off to Quebec

Tomorrow I board a plane to Quebec to work on a drilling rig. Weird right? Come out west and end back up out east on a rig. I am not sure how long I will be there but I hope the town I am staying in has a gym. If there is I will do 3 x a week just Press, Deadlift, Squat, Bench Press, Pull ups and Dips....Starting Strength style stuff. I will include the odd gymnastic skill and MetCon depending on other factors, mainly if there is a gym.

No gym and I will be the weird guy doing burpees in my hotel room....better than nothing.

As always I will blog for everyone's enjoyment.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

We Will Remember them...

(Myself and Warrant Officer Rick Nolan, KIA 3 September 2006 in Panjaway Afghanistan)

Today is a special day for me. I really like to reflect on things and be thankful to all of our veterans. I also like to reflect on my comrades that lost their lives in battle. We are very lucky to live in this country and have all the freedoms we have.

"Erin" In honor of Masteral Corporal Erin Doyle, 32, was killed in a Firefight August 11th, 2008, in the Panjawa district, Khandahar Province, Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife Nicole and daughter Zarine.
5 rounds for time:
15 Dumbell Split Cleans 40lb dumbells
21 Pull-ups
14:24 PR by over 3 minutes

I would like to have fought next to Erin, he seemed like an amazing guy. You can read more about him here if you like. His story and all the other heroes motivated Dani and I to go hard on this workout. Dani completed it with 25lb dumbells in 19:04.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mid Atlantic Qual WOD

3 rounds
10 Deadlifts
5o Double Unders

Not bad compared to the last time I did it 6 months a go. Used 225lbs and did it in 9:45. Fast times in the actually qualifier were 3 - 5 minutes. I was able to rep the first round out unbroken but fell apart in the later rounds. My MetCon is lacking but its a good thing MetCon is easy to lose but just as easy to back. Strength on the other hand takes time to build and to lose. I would rather focus my efforts on strength.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Beat by a Girl

Played squash with a client of mine today. She is a national caliber player so it was a good workout. For those of you that do not play squash it is a game in which knowing where to stand and place the ball can work in your favour. She played a game called, "how much can I make Sean run around the court." But it was still a lot of fun and I learned a lot from her.

Back Squat 5x5

Legs were a little sore, probably should of hit the last set no problem.

Press and MaxFit

4 rounds for time
15 Pull-ups
10 Box Jump 20 inch
5 Deadlift 100kg

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Chinook = Running

Clean and Jerk
105 x clean missed jerk
105 x 1
105 x 1 press out
105 x miss

Ben's Brutal Metcon
AMRAP 12 minutes
400m run
12 burpees
21 box jump 20inches
3 rounds + 400m run + 5 Burpees

Thanks Ben, I remember now how much I suck and hate running. Hopefully these Chinooks occur more often and I can get outside and run more.