Monday, November 14, 2011


Strange name for a workout...don't you think? It's technically an exercise, but with all its components it can be a workout all its own. So what is it? This YouTube video gives a good demonstration. This is a standard burpee. There is also a variation with a pushup shown here. The kind I do is the pushup kind with a tuck jump at the end instead of a regular jump.

I recently started doing these. (I feel awesome if I can do 10...) They killed me more than my martial arts training. I think I'm going to stick with these as a cardio workout from now on. If my legs weren't killing me, I would be at the midnight release for Assassin's Creed Revelations...

Week 2: Day 3 (For real this time)

I wanted to try something I heard about in some research. I split my workout again. I did my morning workout before eating. The research I looked at said the body burns fat instead of carbs on an empty stomach.

Pushups and sit ups: 15 max pushups and 60 max sit ups I literally pushed out the 15th pushup, but I'm happy I did it with minimal trouble.

pushup total for the week: 162

dips and squats: 30 and 30 Thing is: the split occurred by a day. I can only do this on a Saturday and Sunday because the next workout day is a Tuesday and my body can use Monday to recover. I did so little squats and dips because of an exercise I just found out about called the burpee. I'll write more on that later.

I'm feeling good about the coming progress test.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Spilt Workout Again

Due to weirdness in my schedule yesterday, I ended up splitting my workout again.

max pushups: 14 max sit ups: 60

squats: 23 dips: 20

I did the minimum for the last two because I wasn't feeling my best. Tested for leg press in weight training and went over the RSI and then had to climb several flights of stairs. I'm amped for day 3!

You guys may notice I have this tagged as week 3 despite being in week 2. I'm still tagging these legitimately chronologically because I want to see how long it actually takes to get to 100 pushups.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Easier than I thought

I was going to post this yesterday, but I had a fever. Yay.

pushup max: 12 squats max: 50 dips max: 26 sit ups max: 60

I couldn't split the workout today, but I did pretty well considering. I actually didn't struggle through the pushups this time!I'm looking forward to the rest of week 2 and the exhaustion test!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Staff Practice

I'm at a loss as to call this a bo or a staff on here. Chances are if I call it a bo, nobody will know what I'm talking about. I'll have to be permanently intoxicated before I refer to my weapon as a bo staff (which is staff staff for those who don't know).

I came up with a new routine that greatly focuses on basic strikes and a simple kata. It's really heavy on shoulder work, so that may do me some good. Once I'm done with weight training, I'll may move shoulder work to cardio days, so I can really practice.

Hopefully I'll find someone to spar with in the future.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Week 2: Day 3

Oh yes I am truly going to stick to split workouts.

Pushups and squats: 13 max pushups! I only took a real break (no movement) before the max set! Wow, it really does help to do pushups quickly, I never really believed that. 50 max squats! I think I may push myself to do 50 max squats each time until the max gets too close to 50 (like 40).

I'm not really tired. My tiredness comes from doing this in the morning. I think I may be ready for pushup week 2.

week pushup total: 131

sit ups and dips: 65 max sit ups. 30 max dips.

As pushups move to week 2, I'll keep everything else at week 2 (sit ups at week 4). Sit ups will stay on week 4 until everything catches up. Why? On week 5, the sets turn from 5 to 8.

Provided everything stays on track, the 2nd exhaustion test will be on the 15th.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Split workout?

Training songs: Fight to Survive and Push it to the Limit

Broke up the exercises into two parts. I did the push up part in the afternoon then the dips part in the evening.

Pushups and sit ups: Instead of doing the pattern for day 2 of week 1, I ended up doing 2 sets of 10, a set of 6 followed by a set of 8 and finally 9 for the max. I did 60 sit ups for the max.

Squats and dips: 50 max squats!!! 30 max dips!!

Better than day 1, but still got a way to go. Hopefully, I'll be strong enough to start week 2 legitly with pushups, I'll try to stick to the workout Saturday. Bring on day 3!

Maybe I should stick with splitting the workout?