Friday, February 27, 2009

PMS Weather

So the weather here is way to PMS-y. Yesterday it was snowing. Then sunny. Then snowing like a blizzard. Then sunny again. Today it was like 60. WTF? I'm not complaining, but jeez make up your mind, mother nature!

AFTERNOON

BS
20/5
20/5
50/3
60/3
70/1
75/1
80/3
80/3
80/3

First time I've had 80 on my shoulders in a LONG time.

Power Snatch
20/3
(30/1)x6

OK these felt really good, so I couldn't help myself; I needed to try a REAL snatch at semi-real weight.

Snatch
30/1
40/1
And the 40 felt good on my wrist; positioning was a little shaky just because I'm not used to holding weight in that position, but I was super happy because it means my wrist is getting better and stronger.

Snatch Pulls
(45/3)x3

DL
50/3
60/3
70/3
80/3
80/3
80/3

Good mornings
20/5
(35/5)x5

Press
20/5
(30/5)x5 -- these are starting to get better

Hypers: 3x10, 15 kg
Pushups: 3x10 (elevated, to work on wrist)
GHD situps: 3x10, 9 kg


EVENING

~45 min lacrosse scrimmage (ie sprinting my ass off).

OH MY GAWWWWD I was FREAKING exhausted after all that. What an insanely exhausting day. Note to self: playing lacrosse after lifting really heavy isn't really that doable.

Have vids; will upload later.

FOOD
Breakfast: 1/2 c cottage cheese, 1 TBS olive oil, kombucha; coffee and cream
Lunch: peppers, broccoli, and onions sauteed with sausage and chicken (small plate but TONS of fatty olive oil/pesto -- at the Fire and Spice demo in Reid); coffee and cream
Snack: 1/4 c almonds, swig of milk
Dinner: salad w/ broccoli and green beans, 1/2 c canned salmon; couple bites of apple/fruit salad; yam w/ spoonful of butter and cinnamon

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Snow??!!

WTF??? Last night we had a snow/thunder/hail storm. And now it's like a blizzard. Weird


AM

Muscle Snatch+OHS+BTN power jerk
20/1+1+1
20/1+1+1
20/1+1+1
20/1+1+1

Pistols: 3x10 per leg
Pull ups: 3x5
Push ups: 3x12
Hypers: 2x20

10 v-ups
10 cherry pickers
10 leg lowers
x4 sets


PM
~1.5 hours of lacrosse (lots of sprinting)


FOOD
Breakfast: chocolate pudding
Lunch: 2 pieces of chicken, some sauteed peppers, broccoli, pesto, vinegar; some bites of sweet potato; coffee and cream
Dinner: 4 pieces of pork (with apple chutney), lots of green beans and olive oil, broccoli, vinegar; some sweet potato

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

AFTERNOON

Power Snatch, Snatch
30/1+1
30/1+1
30/1+1
30/1+0
30/1+1

FS
20/3
40/3
50/3
60/3
70/3
70/3
70/3

DL
50/3
60/3
70/3
77.5/3
77.5/3
77.5/3

hypers: 3x10 15 kg
elevated pushups: 3x10 (as prescribed by my PT)
weighted sit ups: 3x10, 9 kg


EVENING
~1.5 hours of lacrosse (mostly drills that involved a lot of sprinting)

FOOD
Breakfast: americano with cream; kombucah, 1/2 c salmon w/ 1/2 TBS olive oil
Snack: 1/4 c almonds
irish lamb stew, green beans, lots of broccoli, couple bites of sweet potato, pesto, olive oil, vinegar
Snack: 1/8 c almonds
Dinner: BIG plate of cod, sauteed mushrooms, sauteed carrots and snow peas, lots of broccoli; pesto, vinegar; couple bites of sweet potato; couple bites of melon
Snack: chocolate pudding

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

nice day

Beautiful day today; made me happy.

AM

Warm up: 500 m row

KB swings: 3x15, 24 kg
Pull ups:3x4
Push Press: 20/5, (30/5)x3
Good mornings: 20/5, (30/5)x3
Leg Raises: 3x10

PM
~1.5 hrs lacrosse


FOOD
Breakfast: chocolate pudding
Snack: 1 c whole milk
Lunch: beef fajita mix (took it off the sandwhich), turkey, collards w/ edamame, lots of broccoli and green beans, 1/2 baked parmesian tomato, pesto, vinegar; coffee and cream
Dinner: ham, bok choy, broccoli, green beans, pesto, vinegar
Snack: chocolate pudding, couple handfuls of almonds, swig of milk (I was freakin hungry for some reason)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Stupid foot

My foot's messed up now. Go figure. I think it's my abductor hallucis, ie the muscle that runs from my big toe through my arch and to my heal. Fuck.

Power Snatch
20/3
25/2
25/2
25/2
25/2

Clean DL
50/3
60/3
70/3
75/3
75/3
75/3

BS
20/5
20/5
50/3
50/3
50/3

Good Mornings
20/8
25/8
25/8
25/8

Hypers: 3x8, 20 kg
GHD situps: 3x10, 9 kg

FOOD
Breakfast: ~1 c cottage cheese, 1 TBS olive oil, kombucha
Lunch: 4 slices of pork w/ orange glaze, lots of broccoli, pesto, vinegar, olive oil
Snack: 1/4 c almonds
Dinner: 2 small chicken thighs, small handful of broccoli, pesto, vinegar

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Went to the gym and did some handstand/press work. Wrist is a bit sore so didn't stay too long.

FOOD
Breakfast: (9:30 am) chocolate pudding
Lunch: (12 pm) salad w/ turkey and some hard cheese; olive oil, vinegar; coffee, cream
Snack (3:30 pm): chocolate pudding
Dinner: (5:30 pm) salad, turkey, olive oil, vinegar

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Surprisingly I wasn't that sore today.





FOOD
Lunch: (11:30 am) small-ish teriyaki turkey burger, small scoop of veggie stirfry, 2 scoops beef stroganoff (with a small scoop of turkey), broccoli, olive oil, vinegar, couple bites of sweet potato; coffee and cream
Snack: (2:30 pm) 12 oz latte, whole milk
Dinner: chicken cacciatore thing (big scoop, then I ate other peoples), broccoli, big scoop avocado salsa, olive oil, vinegar (1-1.5 plates)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Videos

First set




7th Set

I hate life

Well not really. Well actually right now I kinda.
I hate to rant but I need to right now. This week sucked. Like really. It was just stressful because of school, my wrist hurts, my foot's messed up now, homework, tests, etc. I got a bad grade on a chem homework. I got a bad grade on a bio practical. It was stressful.
Then there are days like today.
I had a bio test this morning, it was HARD.
At lunch, after my last class for the day, I saw my CORE prof there. We were chit chatting and I asked about the essays we handed in. She said we'd get them back next week. Then she said, "yours needs a lot of work." Me: "Really?" Her: "Yes. You're probably going to have to rewrite it." Me: "Is it really that bad?" She nodded. We talk a bit more. Her: "I hope this didn't ruin your weekend." Um yeah thanks for thinking of that AFTER the fact. Not really what I wanted or needed to hear.
Then I go to the gym. Workout was good, HARD, but good. But in the middle of it, my phone starts freaking out. Ok, it'll be ok. No it won't. I have to go to the grocery store afterwards (about 1.5 mi away), so on the way (biking) I stop at the Verizon store. Apparently my phone has water damage and there's no saving it. Fuck. Like, really? Do I need this right now? Call home a bunch of times, FINALLY someone answers etc etc. No more phone.
45 min later in 35 degrees I'm biking to the grocery store in shorts, CRYING. I'm fucking starving too because I haven't eaten since lunch, and now it's almost 4:30. Get there get groceries. PRAYING to see someone from Whitman to give me a ride home because it's getting dark and it's fucking cold. Found 2 kappa sisters; my saviors.

Anyways I am FUCKING PISSED OFF. I just need to cry for like 3 hours and then I'll be good. Or maybe I won't because next week is gonna be stressful too. And really? Rewrite my whole fucking essay? Lab practicals next week. Fuck. Not what I need.

/end rant


FS
20/3
20/3
40/3
50/3
60/1
65/1
(67.5/3)x10 (yes 10 sets, it hurt like hell)

DL
(72.5/3)x5

Clean pulls
(50/3)x5

Press
20/5
20/5
27.5/5
27.5/5
27.5/5
25/5

Tricep extension (dips are still out)
50 lbs/10
(70 lbs/5)x3

Core
10 v-ups
10 cherry pickers
10 sit ups
4 sets

Videotaped a few squats; will upload vids later.



Fuck my life.


FOOD
Snack (10:30 am): coffee, cream; 1/3 c almonds
Lunch: (12 pm) 2 pieces of cod, broccoli, green beans, pesto, olive oil, vinegar (1 plate)
Snack: (5 pm) container of whole milk yogurt; big of chocolate pudding (this was after my whole fiasco and I was freaking STARVING)
Dinner: (6 pm) Soul food night: 2 pieces of BBQ pork chops, sauteed collards w/ bits of bacon, scoop of chicken/sausage gumbo; olive oil, vinegar; scoop of maple roasted sweet potatoes
Snack: (9 pm) chocolate pudding

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Warm up: 500 m row

Stop squats
20/5
20/5
50/3
55/3
55/3
55/3

Push ups: 3x11

KB Swings: 3x15, 24 kg

GHD sit ups: 2x10
hypers: 2x10
(both unweighted)

Worked on some handstands and presses against the wall. I still have pretty good balance actually.

Food
Breakfast: 1/2 c almonds
Lunch: grilled steak, broccoli, grilled mixed veggies, pesto, vinegar; 1 bite cantaloupe
Dinner: Indian chicken stir fry (chicken, peppers, eggplant, cauliflower, etc), coconut curry, olive oil
Cheat: BIG ice cream sundae with reese's pieces, chocolate syrup, junior mints, butterscotch chips, chocolate covered raisins

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Grrr

Not a great day. Just ... bleck.

BS
20/5
20/5
50/5
60/2
67.5/2
72.5/2
77.5/3 :(
77.5/4 :(
75/5
75/5
72.5/5
Was supposed to 77.5/5, for at least one set. Just didn't have it in me today :(

Snatch
24/2
24/2
24/2
24/2
24/2
Sad, this wasn't even my warm up weight when I'm normal.

Dead hangs: 5x2

Press (behind the neck)
20/5
20/5
30/5
25/5
25/5
25/5
25/5

Core work:
5 knees to elbows
4 LR
3 knees to elbows
2 LR
1 knees to elbows
1 LR
x3

VIDEOS
Here's my squat work; conveniently the set I missed isn't on here.


My snatches:









FOOD
Breakfast: cottage cheese, frozen fruit, 1/4 c almonds
Lunch: (a real hodge podge of a bunch of things) chicken, roast beef, hard boiled egg, green beans, broccoli, mushroom/onion saute, bites of sweet potato, small chickpea burger, pesto, vinegar (it was a bit of everything here and there)
Snack 1/8 c almonds
Dinner: this was a REAL mess of everything -- chicken, green beans, broccoli, sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, mushroom/onion saute, eggplant pieces, pesto, vinegar ... I think that's it (granted that wasn't like 10 plates of food, it was just a bowl of a bunch of different things)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

When you don't do push ups in 3 months

Ugh. today was a light day. But my damn upper body is SO weak I'm already feeling it. I mean, I used to have a decent upper body, it was pretty toned. Now my arms are are shriveled and skinny. Ew.

KB swings: 3x12, 24 kg
Dead hangs: 3x3
Pushups: 3x10
GHD sit ups: 2x8, 9 kg
Good Mornings: 20/8, 30/8, 30/8

Did some handstand work afterwards. My first press handstand (against the wall) in months. I can't do them on the floor yet (because of my wrist), so I'm doing them on dumb bells. Not too bad, I got up ok. Definitely a lot weaker though.


FOOD
Breakfast: 2/3 c cottage cheese, 1 TBS olive oil, kombucha
Lunch: small scoop of BBQ pulled pork, small scoop broccoli, scoop of sauteed onions and swiss chard, small scoop of pesto; coffee and cream
Snack: 12 oz cappaccino
Dinner: 5 turkey meatballs, roasted cauliflower, veggie stew, broccoli, pesto, vinegar; 2 bites of cantaloupe

Monday, February 16, 2009

Well I'm not going to Maryland this weekend ... but I AM going in March. No one's gonna stop me there.

BS
20/5
20/5
50/5
60/2
70/2
72.5/5
75/5
77.5/5
75/5
72.5/5

DL
(67.5/3)x3

Clean Pulls
(50/3)x3

LR: 2x8
Hypers: 2x8 20 kg

FOOD
Breakfast: (9:30 am) 2/3 c cottage cheese, 1 tbs olive oil, kombucha
Lunch: (11:30 am) couple huge scoops of shrimp and andouille sausage stew, tons of broccoli, marinated mushrooms, olive oil, vinegar; coffee
Dinner: couple HUGE scoops of chicken and chickpea stew (tons of chicken, less chickpeas), African sauteed carrots, green beans, tons of broccoli, marinated mushrooms, olive oil, vinegar; 1 bite cantaloupe

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sometimes...

So I realized sometimes you've gotta do what you gotta do. What are your priorities in life? I think, especially for me, my priorities can easily get screwed up, jumbled, and skewed. I've always known that family is my number one priority. And it's been eating away at me, the fact that I missed my cousin's wedding in October at the start of the year. I wanted to be there more than anything but I couldn't make it out there because of school.

I think it's unfortunate that death takes a priority over life. But sometimes death unites families in ways that life cannot. My cousin's uncle Jack died yesterday (the same cousin whose wedding I missed); and I know I am going to be there for my cousins this weekend. I owe it to the two of them. Of course my uncle (their father) was telling me I shouldn't feel obligated to go, and I don't; I want to go, I want to be there for them, because they are two of the most important people in my life, and I know they would be there for me in a heartbeat. Hell they flew all the way out for my graduation, and even dressed up for my Prom because my date couldn't be there for pictures.

I talked to both of them last night on the phone; it broke my heart, especially talking to Mike. He was drunk, I think, and I'd never heard him sound so hurt before.

I'm going to fly out to Maryland this Thursday; at this point I'd take a bad grade in my classes. Family's more important.







FOOD
Breakfast: small container of goat milk yogurt (100 cal, 6 g protein), 1/2 scoop of protein powder (9 g), couple almonds (maybe 1/8 c?)
Lunch: big salad with tons of turkey, scoop of bean-corn-pepper mixture, olive oil, vinegar; couple bites of cantaloupe; coffee and cream
Snack: 16 oz cappaccino
Dinner: piece of tofu, BBQ beef brisket, zucchini, broccoli, scoop of pesto, vinegar; couple bites of cantaloupe

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy V-day!

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!

Today was pretty laid back. Walked a ton today (to and from the store); my foot is in excruciating pain, so I'm gonna have to go get it checked out at some point.
I am SORE, too. My whole body hurts. Much needed rest today.




Shout out to the love of my life -- you mean the world to me. Thank you for an amazing Valentine's Day from afar. I love you.








FOOD
Breakfast: (9:30 am): chocolate pudding
Lunch: (12 pm): 3 pieces of pork, veggie stirfry, lots of broccoli, olive oil, vinegar; spoonful of strawberry butter (I wanted to try it ...); coffee and cream
Dinner: (5:30 pm) 3 slices of turkey, spoonful of pesto, broccoli, mixed veggies (moroccan stew), spaghetti squash
Snack: (9:30 pm) chocolate pudding

Friday, February 13, 2009

FS

Lots of them.

FS
20/3
20/3
40/3
50/3
(60/3)x10
=> yes that is 10 sets of 3 at 60 kg.
Here's a vide of me at my 6th set. Still going strong. It was actually pretty easy the whole time; my wrist just got sore which was the only bad thing.



DL
Oi. I haven't taken weight from the floor since November, and it shows.
40/3
50/3
60/3
70/3
70/3
70/3

Good Mornings
20/5
30/5
30/5
30/5

Push ups: 3x10
hypers: 2x10 15 kg
GHD: 2x10 6.37 kg (14 lbs)

FOOD
Breakfast: (8:30 AM) chocolate pudding w/ ~.5 to 1 TBS almond butter
Snack: (10:30 AM) 1/4 c almonds
Lunch: (12 PM) salad w/ lettuce and broccoli, turkey; couple big spoonfuls of walnut pesto; vinegar; coffee and cream
Snack: (4 PM) ~3/4 pudding. ~1 TBS almond butter
Dinner: (6:30 PM) coconut veggie curry, chicken/turkey w/ sauteed peppers and onions, broccoli, big scoop of guacamole

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ugh

Well I think I messed my foot up. I don't know how or why, but when I was doing jerks a week or two ago, I irritated the tendon that used to wrap around my extra bone that I used to have. Anyways it's INCREDIBLY painful now. Grrrrr.

AM

Stop Squats
20/5
20/5
40/3
50/3
60/3
60/3
60/3
60/3
60/3

Chin ups
5x3

Lunges
3x5, each leg (30, 30, and 35 kg respectively)

Hypers
3x5 15 kg

PM

~1.5 hours of lacrosse, defense and midfield transition drills; agility/sprinting drills at the end (I did core and pushups and squats instead, because of my foot)

FOOD
Breakfast: (8:30 AM) chocolate pudding
Snack: (10 AM) 16 oz cappaccino
Lunch: (12 PM) few slices of pork, sauteed squash and carrots, tons of broccoli, pea mixture, olive oil and vinegar; few pieces of cheese; few pieces of sweet potato
Dinner: (6 PM) 5 small pieces of steak (would equate to about 3 normal pieces probably), tofu/veggie mixture; 1/2 broiled tomato; veggie stir fry; olive oil, vinegar; bite of watermelon and cantaloupe
(I was freakin starving after lacrosse)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Oops

Haha so I meant to cleans with 25 kg but accidentally did them with 30 kg, so wrist is gonna be a bit sore tomorrow.

Warm up: about 30 min of some weird dance workout

Snatch
15/3
15/3
15/3
20/3
20/3
20/3

Clean
20/3
30/3
30/3
30/3
30/3

BS
20/5
50/5
60/5
65/5
70/5
72.5/5
72.5/5
72.5/5

Press
20/5
22.5/5
22.5/5
22.5/5
22.5/5
22.5/5

Goodmornings
20/8
25/8
25/8
30/8

GHD situps: 3x12

FOOD
Breakfast: canned salmon, 1 TBS olive oil
Snack: ~1/8 c nuts
Lunch: 3 pieces of ham, roasted fall veggies (sweet potatoes, onions, etc), broccoli, marinated mushrooms, lots of olive oil and vinegar
Snack: some chocolate pudding (not a whole container)
Dinner: small piece of mahi mahi, handful of spinach, olive oil, vinegar, scoop of butternut squash
Snack: chocolate pudding, 1/2 TBS almond butter

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I. NEED. SLEEP.

I NEED SLEEP. Period. Today was the first day I felt semi-ok, not hacking up a lung every 5 seconds. But DAMN I was MISERABLE because I have NOT been able to sleep because of this damn cough! Grrr. Tonight, hopefully.

Sadly enough my body was actually kinda tired this morning. I suppose I did a decent amount of work, and the fact I've been sick but jeez.

AM LIFTING

Snatch
15/3
15/3
15/3
15/3
15/3

Clean -- hang and floor
15/1+1
15/1+1
15/1+1
20/1+1
20/1+1
Cleans actually feel better on my wrist than the snatches, so I tried adding a bit of weight. Felt good. Might have to re-evaluate my goals for both lifts, switch the weights around a bit.

KB Swings
3x10 at 16, 20, and 24 kg respectively


PM
45 min to 1 hour lacrosse:
-couple of suicides
-7 v. 7 drill

FOOD
Dunno why but I was REALLY hungry today.
Breakfast: chocolate pudding, 1 tbs almond butter
Snack: couple handfuls of almonds
Lunch: 4 (small and thin) slices of steak, lots of green beans w/ pecans, marinated mushrooms and onions, broccoli, lots of olive oil and vinegar
Dinner: salad w/ lots of turkey, couple spoonfuls of pea/onion mixture, marinated mushrooms, lots of olive oil and vinegar
Snack: 1/2 chocolate pudding, bunch of almond butter

Monday, February 9, 2009

First clean and snatch

Well today I officially did my first clean and snatch. Granted, it wasn't a lot of weight ... but you gotta start somewhere.

Quality's terrible because it wast taken on my phone, but I figured I should document the monumental moment.



Warm up: 500 m row

Snatch
(15/3)x3

BS
20/5
20/5
50/5
60/5
65/5
65/5

Press
20/5
20/5
20/5
20/5
20/5

Cleans
7/3
15/3
15/3
15/3

Handstand holds -- about 5+ against the wall

~30 min of sprinting/jogging: Indian run

FOOD
Breakfast: 1/3 c cottage cheese, 1/3 c yogurt, about 1/2 c berries, 1/4 c almonds
Lunch: small serving of broccoli, sauteed peppers and onions, olive oil, vinegar, half a can canned salmon; couple spoonfuls of chocolate pudding, small spoonful of almond butter
Snack: ~ 1/3 c almonds
Dinner: 2 pieces pork chops, lots of broccoli, bok choy, marinated mushrooms; lots of olive oil

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Why everyone should eat garlic

OK just because I'm a science nerd and the fact that I'm Italian I figured I should post this.
This is part of the results of an experiment I did in bio lab, where we had to see what the effects on bacteria growth (my group was E. Coli) when certain spices were added to the agar plate.

The result? Garlic was the best. Take a look ...



Even the volatiles from garlic had an effect:



So what can we learn from this? Eat more garlic! :)


FOOD
Breakfast: (7:30 am) chocolate pudding; about 2 TBS almond butter
Snack: (12 pm) kombucha
Dinner: (5 pm) 6.5 oz chicken; salad, 1 TBS olive oil, vinegar
Snack: (7:30 pm) chocolate pudding
Snack: (9 pm) some smoked oysters, salmon, and a few bites of chicken; kombucha

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wrist is ok

Well I got the ok from the doc today -- wrist is all healed, and I can start getting back into stuff. As long as there isn't any pain, I'm good to go.

I got about 3 hours of sleep last night; woke up at 3:30, had to get up at 4:30 to catch a 6:50 am flight. I am WIPED. Today was definitely a sick day, and full of sick-day foods.

FOOD
Breakfast: (9 AM) smoothie, couple spoonfulls of almond butter
Snack: (12 PM) kombucha
Dinner: (5:30) big bowl of soup w/ greens, mushrooms, broccoli, and smoked salmon; olive oil and vinegar
Snack (6:45): kombucha
CHEAT: HUGE ice cream sundae from Haagen Dazs (yup I gave into my PMS cravings)
Misc: lots of green tea with honey; americano with cream

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sick

My poor body has been run into the ground, I think. I haven't worked out yet but am gonna push through it later. My throat feels like it's been scratched by a cat; right now I'm sipping some green tea with honey. And I don't really care about the carbs in the honey right now.


Dowel work -- dowel w/ 5 lb plates on each side
Snatch 3x3
Deadlift 3x5
Jerks 3x5

BS
20/5
20/5
50/5
65/5
75/5
77.5/4
76.25/5 -- ok on this set I'm 90% sure I misloaded the bar. It was either 77.5 again (without my knowledge) or had one 1.25 kg plate on one side, which would've made it 76.25. Not sure which it was, but it was definitely not 75 kg, which is what I meant to do.
72.5/5
72.5/5

Row
5x150 m sprints

GHD Situps: 2x20
I was gonna do hypers but my hamstrings still hurt from last Thursday.

FOOD
If my throat keeps this up, I think my diet is gonna consist mostly of cold, fruity things for the next few days.
Breakfast: (7:30) chocolate pudding; small spoonful of almond butter
Snack: (9:50) 1/4 c almonds
Lunch: (12 PM) broccoli and sauteed peppers and onions; some sweet potato fries; canned salmon; olive oil, vinegar; couple bites of cantaloupe (sooooo soothing on the throat); green tea w/ honey
Snack: (4:20) otter pop (yup ... whatcha gonna do about it, my throat was happy afterwards); handful of almonds
Dinner: (5:30 yogurt/cottage cheese mixture with a few handfuls of frozen berries, couple handfuls of almonds; kombucha (I wish I could drink this stuff constantly, I love it and it's sooo nice on my throat)
Snack: (10 PM) orange (ahhhh my throooaaaattt)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The craziness starts

So lacrosse is starting today. Next week, I'll be having lacrosse 5 days a week, and will be lifting 3 or 4 of those days as well (mostly squatting, probably, until my wrist is better). No sleep, here I come.

AM
Pistols: 3x5, 12 kg
3x500 m row, easy-moderate pace (around 2:30 split -- yeah that's decreased since my CF days)
2 sets of 5 'imaginary' pullups/pushups (not so imaginary, but more imaginary than normal ones)
Was supposed to do core work, but my core was really tired from yesterday and from the pistols. And I pulled my hamstring last Thursday, so no hypers.

PM
1.5 hours of lacrosse (basically sprinting)



FOOD
Breakfast: bowl of cottage cheese (bit less than a cup) w/ olive oil, some smoked salmon, kombucha
Lunch: green beans w/ lots of garlic and olive oil, some broccoli, steak (1 plate); coffee, cream
Dinner: 3 pieces of pork, broccoli, bok choy, marinated mushrooms and onions, tons of olive oil and vinegar; small salad; discarded cheese from a pizza (yeah I'm a garbage disposal)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Busy-ness

Ugh this week is BUSY. Lacrosse starts tomorrow, but I'll be missing 3 days this week. Next week, I'll start up lacrosse officially and be lifting/squatting in addition to that. I think it will be good for me, just to make sure I slowly get back into the lifting with my wrist, because I'm itching to go into it full force which would be BAD.

Something I noticed: yesterday I ate WAY more food than I normally do on a rest day (good food, just more of it). Last night I got about 6 hours or less of sleep (which is about what I got last week, even a little less) and today I actually woke up and was refreshed for the whole day. The only thing I can think of was maybe the food? eating more making me feel better during the day? Dunno ... interesting ...


Dowel snatches
(15 lb dowel + 5 lb plates on each side)
10x3

BS
20/5
20/5
50/5
60/5
70/5
(75/5)x4

Dowel jerks: 2x10

Core
GHD situps: 2x20 w/ 5 kg plate
Leg raises: 2x20

Arm machines
Shoulder press: 2x8, L arm 30 lbs, R arm 20 lbs
Tricep extension: 2x10, 20 lbs (I think)

FOOD
Breakfast: chocolate pudding, almond butter
Lunch: huge plate of chicken/chickpea/tomato mixture, broccoli, marinated mushrooms and onions, basil/garlic olive oil, vinegar
Snack: 12 oz cappaccino
Dinner: 2 slices of turkey, roasted cauliflower, mixed veggies (broccoli, tomatoes etc), olive oil, vinegar; coffee and cream

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Exercising the right brain

Most of what I do (academically and athletically) are extremely left-brain dominant. Today I exercised my right brain and finished my first two paintings in my painting class.
Check out my art blog http://artsyrizzo.blogspot.com/ for more pics.




Went for a nice walk today to the store, about 3 mi round trip. I'm still REALLY sore.

FOOD
Lunch: broccoli, roasted veggies, lots of smoked salmon
Snack: some bites of chocolate pudding, kombucha, lots of almonds
Snack: 12 oz cappaccino
Dinner: salad with shrimp and a hardboiled egg; roasted squash; sweet potato with butter and cinnamon