Monday workout

May 3, 2010

I’m considering entering the Turbulence Training Transformation contest. It actually started Saturday 5/1, but I’ve got a few weeks to enter. It’s a 12 week program, typical rules, take a pic, before and after and the best transformation wins. Turbulence Training is a system by Craig Ballantyne, . Craig is one of the guys who I’ve learned a lot from the last year and a half or so. I haven’t followed his system to the T, but have used a lot of his principles. If I enter the contest, I’ll have to use his workouts, which is fine by me. In fact, it may be a good change to the workout regimen. Afterall, change can be a good thing.

One of his directives is working out 3-4 times a week, every other day, with “active rest” on the off days. I have been doing 2 or three days on, one off, sometimes two. This could be a good change of pace.

That being said, I had a nice Kettlebell workout Saturday, and ran Sunday. One mile of intervals in the middle of a 2 mile run. Not bad for an “active rest” day. Tomorrow is T-ball, so that will be a good “off” day.

Here is my workout for today.

1 handed swings, alternating 35lb bell :30/:30 x6

Snatches, 35lb bell  :15/:15 x10

Swing/pushups 44lb bell 10/10 x5

Nice workout in less than 20 minutes, including warmup.


A nice Saturday workout

May 1, 2010

The last week, I seemed to have slacked a bit in my diet and workouts. I think the workouts were just a product of  life, the universe, and everything. Maybe it’s time to get up a bit earlier and get some work done in the a.m.

My back has been hurting a bit and I’m not sure why. Could be from 2 weekends in a row of T-ball tourneys where I’m on my feet for longer than I’d like to be on a Saturday. I did try some double bell work, and may have overestimated my ability, or maybe it was bad math skills…. Maybe I’m just getting old. Who knows. One thing I did notice in my workout today was maybe snatch ladders with a 44lb bell isn’t the right thing to do. The 35lb bell may be the right tool for that job, until I can improve on my form. Especially when those ladders are at the end of what I think was a pretty nice workout.

Here it is


  • Jumprope, until I miss a beat
  • 10 squats
  • 10 pushups
  • 10 goodmornings
  • halo, 35lb bell, 5/5 each way x2


TGU’s w a 44lb bell 7 minutes, alternating sides

Swings with a 44lb bell 7 min :30/:30

C&P, 44lb bell, 5/5 x5 – I may have done 6 or 7 sets. Was watching Kick Buttowski and possibly lost count

Renegade Row, 44lb bell, 5/5 x5

Snatches, 44lb bell  2 ladders, 4 rungs