Adaptation

“The nation that will insist upon drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking by cowards.” –Thucydides

HIII-yah
How badass is that?

Found this really informative article via the social media today, “Stop Stretching, You’re Wasting Your Time – Here’s What to do Instead“.ย Awkward and somewhat misleading title. But it’s filled with info on hip pathology, adaptation, fake hip extension and other things I aspire to know more about.

If that sounds boring, here’s a great video on how to get Venus Dimples. “The first factor is genetics. You have no control over that. ” WTF? Some people aspire for scoops, other want back dimples. Apparently.


11 November | Tuesday

Echo Canyon
@ Camelback Mtn
2.5 miles of fun

10 November | Monday

-Facial release + mobility | 15:00

Warm-up | 3 rounds NFT:
10 wall balls
20 DUs
10 KBS

Training | 4 sets:
DB bench press x5 (30#, 35# SA fail, 35# KB fail)
3:00 rest
– then –
15:00 TGUs (25:00 @35, 44#, bottoms up @26#)

Stretch | 20:00

09 November | Sunday

Rest Day


From the top, I hiked Echo Canyon for the first time in over a year today. That is such a beautiful hike. And it turns out sunsetย on a “holiday” is a great time for it as the traffic on the trailย was light. I made it to the top in just under 34:00, without running, just keeping ย a steady pace. My fastest time to the top that I know of was 27:00. Not that it’s a race, I was just kinda wanting to test where I am with my aerobic base.

Echo in 34

Monday’s bottoms-up get-ups were really fun. And much more challenging that I’d thought they’d be. I look forward to continue to work on those. Now, why is it that I can lift more on the DB Bench when I am doing both arms at the same time vs single arm? The 30# DB didn’t feel all that challenging, but as there was only one 35# DB I tried using that single-arm style. And failed. Then I tried a pair of 35# KBs. And failed (but mostly because getting them in the position for bench was really awkward.) So I went back to the 30#. That was a long story. The end.

Sunday was an active rest day and it was nice.

Thinking I am going to stop the food logging in a week. I will have logged for 28 days, which seems like a good sample size. Totally slipped up on the sugar detox today. What? There were some madeleines in the office. They were delicious (and surprisingly sweet, so I think my buds are adjusting.)

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