January 6, 2011
I've got to be be quick. I trained this morning and then have been driving for more than 5 hours today in the car but a total of 8-10 hours of stops and running errands for various projects.
It's already late at night and the Producer of Forks Over Knives www.forksoverknives.com
who is a training partner of mine arrives at the airport tonight at 1130PM and I'll be picking him up. Already went grocery shopping for him
I'm on the radio tomorrow, TV next week, finishing 2 magazine interviews, wrapped up an e-book contribution and I'm writing my new book as well. Quite busy these days but nonetheless I have trained 12 of the past 13 days and have not missed more than a couple of days in a single week since August
Today I did an hour long cross fit workout with dumbbells that consisted of repeated sets of
Dumbbell swings - essentially dumbbell cleans with a neutral grip
Dumbbell overhead press
Dumbbell front squats
I do 5 reps of each sequentially and that is 1 set. I did about 30 sets total but only 8 of deadlifts as I wanted to give my low back a rest.
The most I did was 5 cycles with no break...which I guess is 100 reps if my math is correct. Then I did series of 2, 3 or 4.
I ended up with around 30 sets, didn't keep track after the first 15 o 20. Just pushed it for an hour and was soooooooooo sweaty! I was there about an hour and 20 minutes but 10 min was spent on abs at the end and 10 min spent talking to Ed Bauer, Champion Vegan Bodybuilder who works and trains there. We have as many as 6-10 forum members who train at the same gym. A year or two ago I'd see 2-5 forum members a day, no matter what time of day I trained
Anyway, I guess that is my "quick" or "brief" post for today.
I really need to eat and then get in the car in 40 min to get the movie producer.
Busy week with Forks Over Knives. They are sending me out on tour with the film too and I'm also going to be touring with other groups and projects in 2011.
It's getting really busy.
As soon as I sell enough books to afford to do so, I really, sincerely (and have been saying this for years) plan to move to the Caribbean or SE Asia and live quietly out in the sun working out, eating fresh fruits and other local fresh food and write books.
My new book should rock, my current book became an Amazon Best-Seller and I'm pumped about training and would love to do so in the sun somewhere warm year round.
OK, the post is no longer brief now.....