It’s been difficult for me to rationalize blogging about exercise when there’s so much shit going on in the world. I detest tRump, McConnell, and the entire Rethuglican party. There, I said it.

The hypocrisy is astounding, yet expected. Power is evidently more important than people.

3 stiff-legged deadlifts
2 hang power cleans
1 push press
7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, & 7 rounds @ 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105, & 110#
Run 15m + 10m 95# sled pull sprint uphill + 10m sled pull downhill + 15m sprint after each round

1-2-3-4-5 strict pull-up(s) + strict pushup(s) + 24″ box jump(s)
Run 200m after each round

35 unbroken double unders
Sprint 10m
5 bench presses, beginning at 95# and increasing weight 5# for 13 rounds (155#)

I see far too many people posting group pictures that clearly show they aren’t wearing face masks and/or practicing social distancing. This includes far too many friends who are CrossFitters, and I’m disappointed.

I’m pleased that my presentation for NCSHRM went so well. I’m also pleased with the direction of virtual training that I’ve been providing.

It’s been a long time…

Work has been sporadic, but is starting to trickle in as folks realize training must continue despite the pandemic. I am fortunately very comfortable teaching and leading sessions remotely.

I have completed innumerable workouts since I last blogged, and haven’t rested a day in months. Yup, months. Working out is my outlet, and I think/feel I might go insane if I don’t get in at least a 20-minute workout. I’m enjoying the myxfitness bike (and missing having it at the beach), and particularly like using it for a good warmup.

Run around the block (about 1/3-mile), completing 5 mountain climbers/leg each 10th foot strike (20 foot strikes total)
Run around the block, running forward 10 foot strikes & 10 strikes backwards
Run around the block, running forward 10 foot strikes, twisting 180 degrees & completing 5 mountain climbers and then running backwards 10 foot strikes, twisting & completing 5 mountain climbers

5 reps of strict pushup + strict T2B + strict K2E
10 Abmat situps
5 reps of 10m run forwards + 10m run backwards

Strict L-sit C2B pull-up + 10m sprint; walk quickly to start for recovery
50 reps in unbroken sets (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4)

Every 27 seconds for 27 rounds
Strict plate (45#) pushup + plate press + plate squat + plate box jump (27″) + forward roll; jog to start for recovery

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 (i.e., until failure and/or 90% of 1RM) strict presses, beginning @ 45 and ending @ 135#
Complete 7/leg forward lunges after each round

It is beyond my level of comprehension who someone can say they support tRump and support the LGBT and BLM movements. I want nothing to do with any family member or friend who supports that abomination.

Jeff suggested that we get a kitten for Meg. I disagree, as she’s enjoying all of the attention that’s being lavished upon her.