Hello all, name’s Al and I’m new to the forums. Figured I needed a place to keep track of my workouts better so I decided to sign up and start a journal here. I’m in my mid-30s and married with two kids, and work full time. I began strength training in 2005 (Olympic lifting and strongman), and have competed in both strongman and powerlifting. Work soon took over and I no longer competed, but kept training for a while. After the birth of my second son, both the wife and I stopped training for a while but now I’m back into it with the kettlebell bug and am training primarily for kettlebell sport. I also enjoy rucking so I may try my hand at some GoRuck events or similar here soon too. My hobbies include traditional bowhunting, camping, fishing, and anything that gets me outdoors. I also trained in the martial arts for many years, but have since had to stop due to medical reasons.
My usual training schedule is pretty brief. Twice a week I participate in a kettlebell training class at my gym, and two other days I fit in some strength training with some METCON at the end. I also have a boxing session once a week and do short ruck marches with my dogs a few times a week. We eat a reasonably good diet, probably closest definiton would be “Paleo” although we still fit in some grains from time to time. We buy a lot from the farmer’s market and get the healthiest stuff we can afford, but we won’t shy away from a snack here or there, or ordering pizza once in a while.
Thanks for stopping by.