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Bagram Strikes Back

11SEP12
Well, I didn’t know if I was going to post again. After I got through over here in Feb, I went home for about 6 months. I was thinking I was only going to be home for 3 months, but it took longer than I thought to come back. Don’t think I can complain much. Spent a lot of time on my bike(seeing as that’s the only transportation I had), rented a Challenger and road tripped to Minneapolis from Dallas to see Target Field, oh and my cousin.

I found out the job market is still kinda tight in the IT world, so I will spend another couple years here till the draw down and see how things are looking. Fro those that don’t know Bagram is one of the largest basses here. Its not too bad. Decent PX and I’m far enough out of the main area to feel like I’m back on a smaller base.

I waited bout a week to get used to the altitude and got back to it. Still lifted at home but towards the end I got kinda lazy. I started doing some EDT. Good program, but I should have been doing some conditioning on my off days. SO now I’m back to 5/3/1 3 days a week and conditioning two days a week. I’m currently on week two. But today was conditioning.

300 KB Meltdown
25 V-UPS
50 Snatches
25 Push-ups
50 Swings
50 Squat Thrusts
50 Clean and Press
50 Mountain Climbers
35lb Bell 31:31
Prolly one more day with the 35 and then move up to the 45. Eventually I will put in Burpees for squat thrusts.

Welcome back stranger :slight_smile:

Thanks Bulldog
12SEP12 Week 2
1A Squat
160x3
185x3
205x4
1B Push-ups
15
15
15
2A Squat
10x120
10x120
10x120
10x120
2B Dips
BWx8
BWx8
BWx8
BWx8
3A Glute Bridge
90x5
90x5
3B Leg Lifts
8
8

Numbers aren’t spectacular, but they are mine. I’m beginning to think my squat will never look good.

Good to have you back UN. Are you in Dallas or back out to Iraq now?

OMP, I’m back over in Afghan.
13SEP12

2 mile run 22min total
1 mile 12min
.5 mile 5 min
.5 mile 5 min
Ran the first mile minute-ish break, and another minute-is in between the the two half mile mile, increasing the speed both times.

Howdy stranger, complexes are looking good.

Thanks Joe,

Due to security issues, I haven’t been able to get into the gym. But I was today. And I was able to use some pull up bands and my fat gripz as the big box from home came today.
18SEP12 WK2
1A MP
95x3
110x3
120x3
1B Pullups w/ Green Band
5,5,5,5
2A MP
5x75x10 FG
2B OLDL
5xBWx10
3A NG DB Press
3x30x8
3B Reverse Prisoner Lunge
BWx5
BWx7
BWx9
The fat gripz felt great. After about the third set of 5 sets of 10, my left shoulder wasn’t hurting at all. And the neutral grip presses felt better as well.

21SEP12

1A Deads
225x3
260x3
295x3
1B Planks
30s
30s
30s
2A Deads FG
1135x10
135x10
135x8
2B Spiderman Pushups
10
10
10
3A DB Row FG
50x6
50x6
50x6
3B DB Jumps
6
6
6 over and back=1
Been an off week for training. Got caught on the other side of the base and it messed with my schedule. But being busy isn’t a bad thing.