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 Post subject: Re: Mikkei's New Training Log
PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:37 am 
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Yeah, I agree that a lot of raw people make some crazy claims. It definitely turned me off at first because it sounded so outrageous (it was). And even though a lot of it turned out to be 100% true, it wasn't right away or as a drastic as I thought. I think I wouldn't have been more open to it if it wasn't so hyped.

Another thing about raw foodists and their crazy claims is that so many people let the raw food overbalance exercise. Raw food becomes their primary means of health and they totally forget how amazing intense exercise is. For me, they go hand in hand. I can't imagine one without the other. At this point in my life, raw food is my diet at 110% and intense training is embracing my physicality at 110%.

That's great to hear about the results you had all because of staying off the pain killers. I fractured my clavicle 5 or 6 years ago and ended up taking vicodin to deal with the pain. It turned me into a bum for the better part of a month. It sucked. This was before I was exercising regularly and my diet wasn't really that clean (though vegan). Probably would be able to do much better with in now.

Giving out toys is a great idea! I'll hold on to that one for next year. I have been conflicted about giving out candy to kids on halloween for the past couple of years. When I have children, I definitely want the to be "proud to be sugar free", so I should really start practicing what I preach now.

The crossfit WOD is going to be awesome. I really don't know what to expect but I want to give it everything. I'll be taking a day off to prepare for it. So glad I have you as a resource while I'm being introduced to CrossFit. Thanks!

Robert Cheeke's girlfriend Julia might also be at the CrossFit event, so hopefully we can both represent for the cause.

And, I'll definitely have to incorporate some Fugazi soon!

Now, I'm off to DESTROY my legs at the gym. My mouth has been watering over deep squats all weekend!

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 Post subject: Re: Mikkei's New Training Log
PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:26 pm 
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Great workout this morning. Felt awesome to be back in the gym after 3 days off. I did legs.

Deep Squats (Hams to Calves):
45# for 10 reps, warmup
95# for 10-12 reps x 3 sets
45# for 10-12 reps x 2 sets
50# for 12 reps x 1 set

Box Jumps on 24" box (I think)
20 reps x 5 sets

One Legged Step Ups on same box
30# BB for 6 reps each leg x 3 sets

Seated Leg Curl
50# for 12-15 reps x 3 sets

Hip Thrusts with 25# plate
25 reps x 3 sets

Side Leg Raises
25 reps each side x 3 sets

Wall Assisted Handstands
20 second hold x 3 sets

Two video blogs today, one on training and one on raw veganism (spreading the message).



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 Post subject: Re: Mikkei's New Training Log
PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:25 pm 
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Awesome stuff yet again mik!

Box Jumps Fantastic!

Handstands - soon 2 be handstand pushups NICE! Yep using the all for assistance is the way to go even when you start with the pushing part.

Love the log, I find that if you train for performance the diet just has to be there. I tell people you need to look at food as fuel to get my point across.

That mexi raw food sounded delicious! I wish I had some!

In my experience the people I have converted to vegan all were impressed with my athleticism/health and wanted to know what I did and why so I got to them on those grounds. So I think you really should start posting your food log too maybe that will help because when a lot of people think of raw food they think of endless salads and fruit. But as you know there are so many yummy dishes that you can make. :mrgreen:


Just wanted to mention that none of the kids seemed upset to receive something to play instead of candy.

obviously every cf box is different but I know that my box and a lot of others have a standard wod that they use for people trying out crossfit. usually it involves a lot of bodyweight work in an "as many rounds as possible" in a certain period of time. Or it may be a task priority of getting through a certain amount of work as fast as possible. I doubt that there will be anything loaded since they won't know your form and wouldn't want to risk injury but loading a motion they haven't seen. It is possible. I really doubt there would be any of the more advanced moves such as olympic lifts. All wods are scaleable so it is possible they could do a benchmark or named WOD and scale it but i really doubt it. I'm thinking squats, situps, pushups, etc. Let me know if you have any questions. Hope you and Julia enjoy it. Can't wait to hear your thoughts.

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 Post subject: Re: Mikkei's New Training Log
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:44 am 
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Video Blog update for today. Going to start logging my food now.


Workout:
Deadlifts:
Work up to 1 RM max = 225# (new PR)
80% for reps = 180# for 5 reps x 3 sets

TGU/GoodMorning Superset x 3 reps
Turkish Get Ups (TGUs)
20# BB for 6 reps each side
Good Mornings
20# BB for 20 reps

Upper Back Superset x 3 sets
Pull ups to failure,
Lat Pulldown: 90# for 6 reps
Angled Cable Row: 75# for 7 reps

Decline Crunches for 8-10 reps x 3 sets

Yesterday I ate:
six dehyrdated Anaheim Chilies filled with a mix of soaked cashews, nutritional yeast, orange, bellpepper, sea salt.
2 flax balls
2 bananas
4 scoops Sun Warrior
2 cups of grapes
1/2 cup carrots
2 mini oranges
1 cup sprouted rice with braggs and sundried tomatoes
1 glass of Good Belly raw, probiotic juice
1 apple

Today I have had/will have:
5 flax balls
2 dehydrated portabellos with garlic, braggs, and olive oil
1/2 cup sprouted rice with braggs
1 green smoothie (spinach/swiss chard/1 tbsp spirulina/maca extract/pineapple/banana/strawberries)
4 scoops Sun Warrior
2 bananas
1/2 cup carrots
2 mini oranges

Tomorrow my sprouts are ready!

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 Post subject: Re: Mikkei's New Training Log
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:19 pm 
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yay! food in the log & video! Your food looks yummy. Your making me want to get a dehydrator. I've toyed with the idea for awhile now. Do you have an excaliber? That seems to be the one that gets recommended to me the most.

I really hope that you have an awesome CF experience. CF posts all of their daily WODs for free on the website so you can start following them whenever you want to if you like it.

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Yep, I have an Excalibur! My girlfriend got it because it was totally the one that everyone recommended. I haven't really looked at any other brands, but this one works pretty damn well. But really, as long as it dehydrates stuff what can go wrong?

I've seen the WODs on the crossfit site, along with the funny people names they give them. ;-) I've thought about trying them before. I think the Saturday class is gonna rock.

I just got back from an awesome bike ride on my lunch break.
Stats:
Distance: 6.32 miles
Avg. Speed: 12.3 mph
Top Speed: 23 mph
Time: 30 minutes, 47 seconds

I wish I had longer breaks!

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 Post subject: Re: Mikkei's New Training Log
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:40 pm 
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do you know what size you have? I see they have a 4 tray starter one I've been thinking about. In your opinion would that be sufficient or are the bigger ones really worth the money?

All of the CF WODs are named after actual people. The "girls" are named after some of the women in crossfit that just put up amazing athletic performances in crossfit. The ones named after Men are what they call "hero" WODs where they are named after someone in the military that died in combat.

So excited to hear your looking forward to the class. It is more about learning the crossfit methodology in my opinion. People that do crossfit usually look at the WOD and go "that's all" but if you do it intensely it's enough. looking forward to hearing how it goes.

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 Post subject: Re: Mikkei's New Training Log
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Have fun at CrossFit this weekend!

Julia mentioned the two of you might be going. I'll give her some stuff to give to you....I'll be going to Utah on Saturday.

Thanks man!

Enjoy and let's keep pumping out content!

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 Post subject: Re: Mikkei's New Training Log
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Congrats on deadlift PR man :D Food looks good.

I have my camera but the internal memory only holds 48s of video or something lol, need to get a memory card. I'll get a video up next week at some point.

Enjoying watching your log everyday, keep it coming!

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 Post subject: Re: Mikkei's New Training Log
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:18 pm 
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Today was a great workout day. Problaby the most intense gym workout I've done in the past year. Makes me want to go even harder next time. I really like Gym Jones. It's probably not for a lot of people, but I think it's awesome. I check their site religiously to see what workouts they post everyday. For some reason though, even though I think it's rad, I've never tried one of them. Today, I decided to try one. I think after doing CrossFit, I was ready for some serious intensity (Gym Jones bases their training on the philosophy of CrossFit). So I wrote down the workout of the day an headed out to the gym.

It went down like this:
3x10 Deadlift @ 60% Bodyweight (80#)
3x10 Deadlift @ Bodyweight (130# even though I'm only 125# lately)
Then:
10x Bench Press @ 60% Bodyweight (80#) +
10x Pull-up (negatives after 5 unassisted pullups)
Three Sets, Rest 2 minutes between each
Then:
10x Pull-up + (unassisted to failure, then negatives)
10x Push-Press @ 2 x 20# DB + (15# on the last set)
10x Push-up (5 standard, 5 knee push ups: I was dead)
Three sets, Rest 2 minutes between each
Then:
3x 500m Row @ 1:30 pace (couldn't even reach 1:30 pace, so I did 2:30)
Rest three minutes between efforts

Workout was INSANELY intense. I was winded after the deadlifts, and it just got worse from there. There was a point where I started giggling uncontrollably and felt pretty out of my mind. Awesome workout.

Missed a lot of video blog postings recently. Sorry about that! Here are a selection of the more interesting updates.






Food today:
6 stuffed and dehydrated pablano peppers.
1 cup of sprouts (mung beans, lima beans, green lentils, buckwheat)
6 small oranges
4 bananas
4 scoops sun warrior
4 tbsp Mum's hemp protein
2 pieces raw cheesecake with raspberires
2 salads
32 ounces (approximately) of green smoothie with spirulina

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I was hoping you were going to do a post crossfit one. So you almost met pukie? I've made his company. I am so glad you said the part about how it doesn't seem like much but it really is. I love that part of CF when people say to me that's all? I"m usually like try it. I think you have to do crossfit to really get crossfit. It is hard to describe to it people but when you do it you get it. Glad you into it. I hope they don't do the same intro class every Saturday.

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 Post subject: Re: Mikkei's New Training Log
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:17 pm 
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mikkei wrote:
3x10 Deadlift @ 60% Bodyweight (80#)
3x10 Deadlift @ Bodyweight (130# even though I'm only 125# lately)
Then:
10x Bench Press @ 60% Bodyweight (80#) +
10x Pull-up (negatives after 5 unassisted pullups)
Three Sets, Rest 2 minutes between each
Then:
10x Pull-up + (unassisted to failure, then negatives)
10x Push-Press @ 2 x 20# DB + (15# on the last set)
10x Push-up (5 standard, 5 knee push ups: I was dead)
Three sets, Rest 2 minutes between each
Then:
3x 500m Row @ 1:30 pace (couldn't even reach 1:30 pace, so I did 2:30)
Rest three minutes between efforts

That does look intense. I'm gonna try something similar with modifications for a broken foot. Thanks for the inspiration. Were you sore the next day?

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Chest, arms, and back are sore today for sure. I love it though. I'll be hitting the gym on my lunch break if possible too. I'll see how that turns out.

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 Post subject: Re: Mikkei's New Training Log
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:48 pm 
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My lunch break workout was fun as hell.

Dips x 10
Barbell Row @ 80# x 10
Knee Jumps with 40# BB x 10
3 rounds

Squats (full) @ 105# x 10
Decline crunches w/ 10# plate x 10
Handstand hold for 30 seconds
3 rounds

Bicep Curl @20# DB x 6
Tri Kickback @12# x 8
DB shrugs with 2 45# plates x 15
3 rounds

Squats (deep) @ 45# x10
Squats (deep) @ 65# x10
Squats (deep) @ 45# x10

I based the routine off the CrossFit/GymJones stuff I've been looking at lately, and I'm stoked on it. Next time I'll get some cardio in there and increase the intensity.

Today I ate:
20oz green smoothie
4 small oranges
1 apple
2 scoops sun warrior protein
3 tbsp Mum's hemp protein
3 dehydrated/stuffed peppers
1 cup assorted sprouts.
last piece of raw cheesecake.

Filmed my video blog today at work. Will upload it tomorrow morning.

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Sounds like it was fun as hell.

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