I just read this great article at Men’s Health containing all kinds of speed drills for football players. Now, none of us are football players (are you?), but the drills are all about improving speed. These same drills (or similar) are what got the New England Patriots the speed they needed to keep the Eagles at bay.
I’m all keen on bodyweight only training right now. I’ve ever made up a neat little bootcamp session I’m going to try out tomorrow and Thursday in between my heavy days. I’ll let you know how it goes. There’s a rough abs/core exercise in there called the “get up,” and I’m curious if I can even do it. It involves starting on the ground with your arms crossed and lying on your side, and kicking your leg and shifting your bodyweight until you end up standing.
(I thought of Jon (my friend from Mass) last night. He is the most diehard Pats fan I know.)
Day 1 of my revamped training. I got some great information from a few magazines. The most recent Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, and Men’s Health Muscle were my starting points. And man, I am BEAT. It was excellent. And, oh yeah, I didn’t use a single weight.
Two more negatives, and then I’ll go positive again. Bad eating has brought 2 pounds back to me, as reported during my interim weigh-in. (Doesn’t count til next Monday). Not doing chinups regularly has brought me back down to 1 consecutive chinups (though more negatives).
*I must tune my eating efforts even further, being aware of extra calories that’ve popped back into my week. I was good for a while. I need a new streak.
Something about success. I end up immediately resting on my laurels. I’ve had 3 nights of monster. Of course, I brought good monster food into the house (Breyer’s Carb Control mint chocolate chip ice cream). Dumbass.
Oh well. I’m on it. I’ve adjusted and will move through.
I learned something listening to Bill Belichick discussing his preparations for the upcoming Superbowl XXXIX game. Or maybe, I remembered a lesson I’ve been taught, but forget often. Break it down.
Are you training for a marathon? You do so by putting out x-y-z mileage on a schedule and ramp yourself up every week until you can do all 26.2 miles. Are you trying to lose 100 pounds? You do so by improving nutrition and fitness at every angle. Are you looking to write a book? You do it word by word.