Sunday, November 09, 2008

Checkin' In

Today is day 9. Nine days ago, I challenged myself to clean eating. No flour, sugar or dairy. I've been weighing, zoning and blocking my food. I missed the flour products the first couple of days, but I really don't miss them all that much right now.

My goal, 30 days. There must be something to this though, because I'm feeling better. The joints aren't hurting as much, I'm loosing weight (about 7 lbs to date) and my workouts are getting to be fun.

We were working on the hang power cleans and according to Lis, I had pretty good form on this one. My elbows are breaking as I come off the ground to throw myself under the weight.

Today's workout, was 49 minutes of torture called "Grindy". This is where the Cindy workout (5 pull ups, 10 push ups and 15 squats) is combined with Grace (30 Clean and Jerks for time). What this looks like is 10 Clean and Jerks followed by 5 rounds of 5 pull ups (I'm still on the bands, but damn close to a pullup), 10 push ups and 15 Squats, repeat then finish with 10 more Clean and Jerks. This is done for time. The rx'd weight for the clean and jerk is 135 lbs, but after dumping the second one (fell right on my arse) I ratcheted down to 115. I wanted to make sure that I could get all 30. By the 50th push up I couldn't imagine my arms allowing me any more so for the second "Cindy" round I had to drop to knee push ups. My time through this challenge was 49:24.
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1 comment:

The Runnin Fool said...

Dave--nice picture. Keep it up. I don't think I could do a clean and jerk without throwing out my back for a year.

Did you post some information on the diet portion of your effort here? Other than no flour or sugar? If not, please post?

Thanks. Keep up the good work, dude