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Yes, it has been a whole week since I blogged on here. I have been absolutely swamped with studying for a sport nutrition specialist exam, driving a day and testing, and then just getting the normal work done afterwards. The good thing is I passed the exam and now have that certification.
I also took somewhat of backoff week, in that I have only had one hard training session per day instead of two. This has been enough to get me back in the game. I felt anxious and ready to train hard last night, but decided to take it off anyway.
Nutrition has been strict, except for one small tube of potato chips driving back from the testing site in La Grande last week. Only training once per day, and hitting these challenge reps hard really makes doubly sure that I am really strict about nutrition.
I don't let Christmas or any holiday let my nutrition go to hell. I only eat things that I really enjoy anyway, so why change? And sorry, but I also don't have some unhealthy emotional attachment to foods and don't equate eating to being happy. I think eating a diet free of addictive foods (like wheat products) helps to avoid that. The only thing I do like to hit is the red wine, tequila, or the very occasional beer, to pair with certain foods.
100 2-ARM SWINGS WITH THE 48KG, IN SMALL SETS WITH LOTS OF REST.
19 TURKISH GETUPS: 16KG-32KG.
(Did these while sitting around at the gym reviewing material for a sport nutrition specialist exam).
20 TURKISH GETUPS: 16KG-48KG
300 SQUATS (Abandoning the Hindu squats in favor of just plain air squats. The I am finding that the Hindu squats are messing with my knees, in that my hams and calves are touching before I get to parallel, and then I am having trouble sinking down farther. It is creating a nasty kind of reverse-shear force on the knee and it can't be good for me. I get a lot better ROM from the regular air squat, and get the hamstrings and glutes more involved.
TAEKWON-DO: 16 HYUNGS, BASICS.
Amnesty from getups today.
I took and passed the NCSF's Certified Sport Nutrition Specialist exam. Spent the driving a few hours to the testing site, taking the test, driving back, and now I am relaxing for the rest of the day.
22 getups done. 16kg-48kg, 3X through the rack. 250 2-arm swings w/ 48kg, and 250 squats. 1500 done for the week.
Got in my 24 getups with 16kg-48kg bells.
25 getups done. 16kg-32kg for all. 2 rounds thru for short warmup, then used the remaining reps as active recovery after short, explosive sets of swings. Double outside-knees: 10 x 5 w/ double 40kgs, then 5 x 10 2-arm swings with the 48kg.
26 getups done. 16kg-48kg. Nothing exciting, just ran thru the rack a few times. 900 swings/squats left for the week.