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Just felt like writing something on here. I’ve been building some habits over the last month. Mostly I am back on the wagon with daily meditation. Usually 20~30 minutes a day but I got up to an hour today.

Been planning a workout and nutrition plan for Spring, so I can jump onto something as soon as the we reach the equinox. As I did in the Winter, I am basing my exercise and health on Taoist health practices from The Yellow Emperor’s Classic. Mostly that meant doing almost nothing in Winter. Now I need to build flexibility and endurance. I am not certain what that will include other than that I am interested in using HIIT principles or workouts.

Rest=2minutes

Incline Push-ups
40
Rest
20
Rest
10
Rest
Close Squats
20
Rest
10
Rest

 

After thinking about how poor my endurance is, and that I have never really trained endurance, I decided to add some kettlebell swings. I was going to wait and split things up, but threw that idea out and am just going to do the same workout every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I’ll find some way to switch it up later.

atm, I did 2minutes swings, 1 minute jog, 1.5 minute swings, 1 minute jog, walk until recovered. My goal is to get up to 5 rounds of 2:1 work:rest.

Incline Push-ups

2:40

1:35

Short Bridges

2:50

Straight Bridges

1:20

 

Next week I’ll hopefully get to move up on push-ups. I get to add another set to my straight bridges. 🙂

I tried out an exercise that is new to me. The Pike Rollout. I just googled “best ab exercise” to see what would come up and then once I saw the exercise it appealed to me and made sense in my knowledge of physiology. This is where I found it: http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/training-day/201105/single-best-ab-exercise-and-its-not-crunch

 

So I went to the gym and used a swiss ball to do 2 sets of 15 reps and 1 set of 9 reps.

 

I think I will replace the leg lifts in Convict Conditioning with these and rearrange my workout schedule. I never notice a whole lot of activation of my abs doing the leg lifts and haven’t seen much support for it elsewhere. Also it isn’t nearly as cool as the other big 6 movements.

 

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I did 15 horizontal pull-ups