Archive | September, 2013

5K and TRX 40/40 Challenge

30 Sep


Today I ran 3.15 miles around my park at 31 minutes. Took the dogs for a walk as a recovery. It’s has been a while since I have done the TRX 40/40 Challenge so I decided that I’m going to do this workout everyday this week to see if my numbers go up. Thinking about doing this as a warm up and on my days off.

The challenge is simple, combine the TRX Atomic Push-up and the TRX Low Row to measure the maximum number of reps of each you can execute before failure.

TRX Atomic Pushup: 40 reps is the target. If you can’t reach that goal, perform as many reps as possible.
Rest 1 min.
TRX Low Rows: 40 reps is the target. If you can’t reach that goal, perform as many reps as possible.

The goal of the TRX 40/40 Challenge is to perform 40 consecutive reps of each of these movements with perfect form. As soon as your form starts to break down, you’re done.
Today my score is 26 Low Rows/10 Atomic Pushups.

Back to the Swing of Things

29 Sep


Sad to say that Pure Savagery was neglected due to work. Although I was biking to work everyday and my job was physically demanding, I was unofficially working out. Still managed to keep my weight under 170 pounds.

My new goal for October is to reach 163 pounds by the end of the month. I know what it takes first hand to lose weight. Although everybody is different, what seemed to work for me was lifting kettlebells and doing cardio while eating a clean diet. Many in the health industry shun cardio but I found that it keeps the workouts from becoming routine and it’s a great way to burn more calories.

I was going to take today off but wanted to get a jump on my new goal for October. Today’s kettlebell workout was a sequence I made up as I was lulling myself to sleep while taking a nap today. I think this sequence flows really well and it’s great for those days where you don’t have a lot of time but want to get a quick workout in.

Double Trouble – Alternate between Sequence A and B for 2 runs.
(A) – Perform sequence for 1 set. Complete 5 sets with no rest until you reach 5 sets.
– Rest.
(B) – Perform each movement for 5 reps before moving on to the next movement.
– No rest until you
complete the last rep of the last movement.

Double Kettlebell Swing
Double Kettlebell High Pull
Double Kettlebell Snatch
Double Kettlebell Clean
Double Kettlebell Push Press
Double Kettlebell Lunge Right Leg
Double Kettlebell Lunge Left Leg