-August 19th, 2006-
Cardio/active recovery day
Today I stretched out and ran the following drills, inspired by my old football practices, in circut fashion with the only rest coming in walking back to the start line:
10 yards in-route, 10 yards out-route, 15 in, 15 0ut, 20 in, 20 out; 10 yard crossing route, 15 crossing, 20 crossing; 10 button-hook, 15 button-hook, 20 button hook; 10 yard back-pedal then broke to the left, 10 yard to the right, 15 left/right, 20 left/right; 10 yard lateral shuffle and back, 15 and back and 20 and back & lastly 10 yard carioca and back, 15 and back, 20 and back.
Notes: I hate running sprints all the time so I like to vary up my cardio. Besides, who doesn’t love football ? I am trying to add size and strength but I don’t want to totally destroy my anaerobic capacity, hence cardio twice a week; for now cardio includes wrestling/BJJ but as of November it will be sports, running, cycling et al.
**Formerly I had this stuff under Oly lifting for rodents. Argh, I was impetuous and foolish in my haste. I didn’t realize that learning the lifts would take a proper coach. Duh, shows you how stupid I can be. I still want to learn, but the nearest club is over 11 kilometers away right now. I will get my ass into a club. Count on it. For now, I will keep an athletic-training style. I am considering WSSB.
My new program, until I can hit a gym-proper, will be back/bicep (pulling emphasis), chest/delts/tricep (push) and legs (empahsis on one-legged stuff as I don’t have sufficient weight for back squats/front squats).**