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Monday Strength 4/15/13

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I’m following the Wendler 5/3/1 strength training program. Twice a week, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy stuff and work on skills. (If you’re new to strength training, here’s a great overview of what all the lingo below means.) All Right, I’ll Write! We’re leaving for our European adventure in just... read more

Strength Wednesday 4/3/12 (w/ Bonus Arm Noodles)

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I’m following the Wendler 5/3/1 strength training program. Twice a week, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy stuff and work on skills. (If you’re new to strength training, here’s a great overview of what all the lingo below means.) Pushups, What?! On one hand, I had a triumphant epiphany yesterday. On the other, I... read more

Strength & Sprints & Satnam

Warning: workout war stories ahead. As I explained last week, although I’ve been lax about sharing my workouts in my blog, I have been doing the workouts — and thanks to my new good health report card, I’m hitting ‘em pretty hard. And loving it! Here’s what I’ve been to, sweat-wise. Wednesday, March 20: Strength It’s Week 3 of the Wendler 5/3/1 cycle, which means... read more

Strength Monday 3/4/13 (w/ Badassery)

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I’m following the Wendler 5/3/1 strength training program. Twice a week, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy stuff and work on skills. Why, hello, badass attitude! I’ve missed you. I’m feeling good. Like, Good. Like, not fatigued or mushy or half-assed or any of the other negative descriptors that have appeared in... read more

Strength Tuesday 2/5/13 (w/ Bonus Bear)

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I’m following the Wendler 5/3/1 strength training program. Twice a week, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy and crank through a mini-metcon. Grin Grimace and Bear It Not this bear: Or this bear: Or this bear: Nope. I mean a bear like this: I mean the deadly Bear Complex. In case you’re not familiar, it’s a... read more

Strength Friday 1/18/13 (w/ Bonus Hell Week)

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I’m following the Wendler 5/3/1 strength training program. Twice a week, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy and crank through a mini-metcon. The Week From Hell I’m so very happy it’s Friday because this week was grueling, frustrating, disappointing, exhausting, and, frankly, a total asshole. The yucky stuff that... read more

Strength Monday 1/14/13 (w/ Bonus Handstands)

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I’m following the Wendler 5/3/1 strength training program. Twice a week, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy and crank through a mini-metcon. 2013: The Year of Pullups and Handstands In honor of my “You Are Here” intention, I’m not setting goals around pullups and handstands. Instead, just like I do with yoga... read more

Strength Friday 1/11/13

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I’m following the Wendler 5/3/1 strength training program. Twice a week, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy and crank through a mini-metcon. Get back in the kitchen! We’re thisclose to starting photography for Well Fed 2, so I’m in the final throes of recipe testing. I need to crank out a lot of food next week, you... read more

Strength Monday – 06/18/12

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I’m following the Wendler 5/3/1 strength training program. Twice a week, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy and crank through a mini-metcon. Traveling back in time. The best thing about the Wendler 5/3/1 strength training program is that it both encourages and rewards consistency over superstardom. Since we started the program... read more

Strength Monday 03/19/12 (w/ Bonus Nom Nom)

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I’m following the 5/3/1 strength training program. Twice a week, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy and crank through a mini-metcon. Introversion & Inversion I’ve been known to exaggerate for dramatic and/or comedic affect, but it’s no exaggeration when I say that I spent both Saturday and Sunday on the couch... read more

Feelin’ Froggy

I wasn’t quite ready for it to be Monday, truth be told. I was deeply asleep when my alarm went off at 5:55 a.m. So asleep, I had that odd sensation of hearing it, but not really hearing it… and being utterly confused about what that sound might be. So, yeah, rough start to the day. Probably because I stayed up too late reading The Twelve Little Cakes. Warmup 400m run high knees, butt kicks,... read more

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