ARGH!!!!! I wrote out my whole blog, tried to submit it, and the RMAX forum ate it! Ate it, I say! And burped when it was finished. Hate it when that happens.
I have never had an RMAX blog before, but I decided it was about time.
I'm heading to the CST IC Lambda, and getting myself ready for that. I don't know how much detail I'm going to put in here or how often I'll update it. I probably won't be able to update it every day, but I'll update it whenever anything changes--good or bad. I'll do my best on the blogging and see what the outcome is.
26 years old
Body fat: No clue, but I'd venture a guess of 13%.
Personal and long family history of cancer. I've been cancer-free for four years. Other than that, no medical problems or significant injuries.
Sport: Martial arts: Krav Maga, Muay Thai, some BJJ, and some day I'd like to find a Sambo coach to toss me around. I'd also like to play rugby, which is why I've started using the RMAX Powered Running.
Hair: No longer the mohawk in the avatar picture
PnP-ish. I add the "-ish" because I don't follow it strictly. Basically, I cut out of my diet as much sugar, white rice, and white flour as I can. My culinary talents are extremely limited, so the variety of my diet is limited to frozen meals from the organic section, oatmeal, whole wheat wraps, whole wheat pasta, and a couple different burritos (breakfast and non-breakfast ). However, I do have a vegetable steamer, so I put that to work and serve it up with some type of protein (red meat, chicken, or fish) for dinner. And I'm loving my pre-bedtime baked potato. If I get hungry through the day, I'll have a banana, Granny Smith apple, berries, some almonds, or some cottage cheese. The only supplements I take are a multi and an EFA every morning. Nixing the sugar isn't too difficult for me, but caffeine is my best friend.
I'm following the 4x7 schedule. I have a Bruiser Jr and a pair of 15s. I'm working on Swipes, so I'm following Coach Szolek's exercises. Spouts on the first day, and Cossacks on the next. I can do 9 reps on the last set of Spouts, and 7 reps on the last set of Cossacks. The Spouts are coming along fine, but I'm having some trouble with the Cossacks. The squat portion is easy enough for me, the core engagement is a challenge, but the arm strength for the flags is lacking. As I tire, my elbows start to bend, and I have to choke way up on the Clubbell®s so my grip doesn't give out. I'm thinking maybe I should use the Clubbell®s for the first couple sets, which seem to be fine, and then switch to 10 lb dumbbells for the last three sets so I can maintain my RPT. I can do about 7 reps of pronated grip kipping on my last set. I'm still using the box squat routine from the original 4x7, except I'm doing two reps of each position instead of one. I'm also still using the box hop and ground engagement from the original 4x7 program. The box hop is fine, but on the ground engagement I need to work on keeping my heels to the ground. My knees aren't liking the little bruises, and the concrete floor is keeping me honest. And I start each Clubbell® workout with the Spinal Wake-up Series.
On Intu-Flow® days, I'm doing the full intermediate IF program.
On Prasara days, I'm still doing the Seal Walks and Side Sunsets from the original 4x7 program. I follow that with about 15 mins of FlowFit®.
I also just started the 16 week RMAX Powered Running program. I am not matching the running program with the 4x7 program, and I wonder if I should. I'll do whatever 4x7 workout I have that day, and then follow it with running. Preferably, I would like to run first thing in the morning, but considering I have to be to work by 7, I'm not sure how a 530 alarm clock will go over with me. I'm really, really, really not a morning person. A very odd thing I noticed long ago when I was running somewhat regularly was my right trap starting to hurt after about 20 minutes. It's only the right side. And it's still happening even after practicing Intu-Flow® and Prasara.
And I spar every Saturday for 7-10 3-minute rounds of boxing and/or kickboxing.
That's the basic run down. Please let me know if I left anything out that should be included in a blog.