another place for rantings and ravings of kettlebells, sandbags, odd object lifting & old school strength from a stoopid boy.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009



i saw a rabbit today. what makes it odd, it was lingering around in a parking lot at my work, in the middle of the city. two things come to mind - "watership down" and "bugs bunny". let's ignore bugs for now. if you haven't read "watership down", it's an amazing book by richard adams. a fantasy story about a small group of rabbits living in their natural environment, escaping the destruction of their warren and seeking out a new home for their survival. they are anthropomorphised, possessing their own culture and language.
i find that gireviks, bodybuilders, lifters, martial artists, etc - we all have our own language and physical culture we develop, follow, learn and/or teach. it's amazing the support, encouragement, motivation and assistance we are able to provide, give or receive from one another.
let's keep it strong.

training changes with the weather. it was very nice outside. i forget how much i love sled training.

1) forward sled drag, holding straps - 7 minutes

2)backward sled drag, holding straps - 7 minutes

3) one arm kb cleans - 5:00 minutes x 5 reps

4) pull-ups followed with ring dips - 3 x amap (as many as possible)

5a) double kb swings 3 x 6 reps
5b) double kb rack squats 3 x 6 reps

6) kettlebell farmer walks 2 x 100 feet

7) kb get-up situps - 2 x 15 reps

soundtrack: jaydiohead "optimistic moment"


Anonymous said...

Hey daniel! Just found your blog...very nice!

By the way, Watership Down is one of my all-time top 5 books in the universe! Read it in college when it first came out (early 70s?) and read it out loud to both of my boys (11 & 14 now) when they we smaller. Hazel ROCKS!!!!! Good taste, daniel...loved the fact that you called it 'amazing' because it truly is...

Never pulled or pushed a sled. Is it the same idea as pushing a 45lb plate across the gym floor? Cool stuff! I'll be back!

Stay strong,

daniel_hautjobb said...

watership down is on my list to reread. amazing indeed.

been utilizing my tire sled mostly, dragging and pulling it in my driveway. neighbors & cars passing by giving me odd looks. ^_^
a pedestrian asked if i was a fireman. i'll take that as a compliment.

there's a device called a prowler. if you want to push something, this will get you going.

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