Thursday, March 19, 2009

Went to Look at the Water

I have concluded the well known fact that "Ergo's don't float" so its time to put all this gym time onto the water.

I headed to Island Bridge on Wednesday to take a look at a few boats and find about getting some instruction. So now I have to make a date to be shown how its done.

I am planning to hit the water for real next week.

Training wise - I doing some high intensity work I'll document it later in the week

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Apologies For Lapse

Having moved home in the last couple of weeks with a few bits and pieces going on I have not given any time to this information source primarily recording the training I am up to.

To answer Eric

I have not got the call to the water but am expecting it in April so need to get the blades going on the erg. The invite was from a colleague so know nothing about rowing clubs. No blog on work - people not always interested in that side of things

To answer Monica

Sorry I had a few relocation issues and although training away I haven't been too good with recording my work on the blog. I have been training and helping a few people here and there with rowing technique issues - generally just to keep themselves from passing out..

To make this clear I am not a rower in the true sense as I've never tried it out on water. I do spend a considerable amount of time on the erg though. I'm sure with a few tips we could get you to 8min 40secs - 2:10/500 pace is very possible - need to teach you how to row, sounds simple !

I have suffered that little chest infection recently and know your pain. Just make sure you have a plan in place and don't fight the laws of thermodynamics - focus on something to achieve in a training block. If I can be of any help with your training let me know - only happy to help you hit your targets. Think I need to train with MMA man again to get my enthusiasm up again.

Starting Point

So i will be starting a very intense block of training in the next 4 weeks or so. In the gym I work out in we test on a 4 weekly basis and I was a little disappointed with my test scores so i've taken to joining forces with a training partner to sort it out. I'll record it all here to keep myself going

So base line scores at the moment (remembering these tests are run in this sequence each time we go and in one session)

Body Weight - 110.9
Bench Press - 115kg (1RM) +5 kg Not Happy
Chin Ups - 10 No Change Not Happy
Press Ups - 59 (1 Min) Chest to Floor +15 on previous Want to Improve
Inverted Row - 31 (1 Min) No Change Not Happy
Trap Bar Deadlift - 180kg +10kg Not Happy

No row test completed will complete in 4 weeks

So I will record my diet and my workouts mainly for myself but please comment - need all the motivation I can get