Monday, September 27, 2010

I have finally finished the third week of the block and am entering a much needed recovery week. Last week was pretty tough, but it was a great week! For my weighlifting I cleaned 115 lbs from the floor for 3x5. And I didn't miss a single lift. That's the most I have ever lifted for 3x5 by far. And I shrugged 225 lbs, which is quite an accomplishment. Especially if you had seen my shrugs last block! Haha.

So I think it's about time for an update on the rest of my life other than training. I am finally feeling somewhat settled in Boone. And I have been enjoying work, though it has been a tough transition. I was able to spend the summer focusing solely on my training, so making the switch from no work to work 7 days a week hasn't been easy. But I can really say that I am enjoying every minute of it. The first 3 days of the week I coach gymnastics at New River Gymnastics. Then I work at the Banner Elk Winery the rest of the week. Working at the winery is awesome. I love getting to meet new people every day. And some really amazing people stop by. I have met a surprising number of couples from my hometown as well. So if you are in the area, go ahead and stop by! I'll give you a great wine tasting, and if you're lucky maybe you can join in on some grape stomping!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Gymnastics Isn't Fun

I never thought I would say that.... But this month of training has brought it out of me. Overall everything is progressing. Instead of doing 3x10 in the weight room we have dropped down to 3x5, but the weight has increased. And we have finally added some short run vaulting in, which has been awesome! There are some videos up on my youtube channel. These are REALLY short runs, like 2 and 4 steps (1 and 2 lefts). But the biggest and most painful change has been dropping my Friday lifting workout and adding a day in the gym. To give you and idea of how painful it is, here you go:
10x swings on P-Bars (deceptively easy start!)
10x pull ups on Rings
10x dips on Rings
1x Rope Climb (Climb as high as you can with no feet, then the rest of the way with feet)
10x Bubkas
The first week we did 2 sets of everything. The second week it was 3 sets. This Friday I am dreading having to do 4 sets.... Wish me luck!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


For anyone that is interested, I'm starting to post some videos on Youtube. This is mostly for training purposes, so it's going to be everything from the past two years... The good, the bad, and the ugly. But hopefully through it all you will be able to see the progress that I am making. My username is boog707. Here is a link to my page:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I got the opportunity to spend last weekend in Louisville, KY watching Geoff race in NBL BMX Grand Nationals. If you have never been to a BMX race, it's quite the experience. Geoff had some great races and managed to finish 4th in the main. He ended up ranked 3rd in the nation for the season. This is just the start of his BMX career, so be sure to keep an eye out for him in the future!!