Lot of friends have always asked me about Protein shakes, and drinks that I use. To be honest, I have never ever used a Protein shake from the market. There is one that I bought recently, only after reading about the natural ingredients in it, and I seldom use it. Continue reading
I ran 13.1 miles today, on the trails, with an elevation gain of 2190 fts. I had not run a single time past 6 weeks or more. Suffering from a calf muscle injury, I was only on bike, swimming, and cross-fitting (avoiding the run workouts). I spent time working on my glutes, core, squats and used to row more. Workouts dealing in squats are the best overall workout for your body. Continue reading
Each of us have our own go to recovery food or drinks post workout. Most of us also keep experimenting with the recovery drinks.
I figured out that milk is the best recovery drink. Add chocolate to it, and it tastes best. The natural protein found in Milk, the natural fat, gives you good calorie intake, and protein for muscle building. Continue reading
2.4 miles Swim + 112 miles Bike + 26.2 miles Run
Happy Belated ThanksGiving !!
Yesterday plan was to hit the swimming pool early morning, and then go for an easy run 5-6 miles.
But plans are made to be broken. Unhealthy sleep, woke up late, skipped the swim, thought of running, lazy ass did not put up the running shoes. Went for a crossfit workout in the evening.
To make myself feel less guilty I warmed up with a 1.5 miles run before the crossfit workout.
Crossfit is going to make an endurance athlete gasping for energy. So avoided a post workout run or indoor spin.
Went for a chilly morning ride on my new 11-28 cassette. Focussed on maintaining my speed/cadence. Strava: http://www.strava.com/activities/98556789
Evening was at the crossfit box, with some exhausting WOD – power cleans and jump ropes.
I will be writing a post on how I plan to balance crossfit training with full distance Ironman training.
Its been just over a month that I joined my local Norcal Crossfit Box ‘gym’ (Crossfit Workout gym is called a Box). When I first walked inside, I saw mostly white boards, scribbled with various terms, and numbers that were hard to decipher.
Over a month, I did learn few terms and did google up few. Here is my work in progress list:
There are plenty of terms, and you can get a big list online, but these are very basic terms mostly used. Feel free to add more in the comments section.
- WOD – Workout Of the Day (the actual workout that is designed to crush you :))
- AMRAP – As Many Reps As Possible (As Many Rounds As Possible) in given time.
- RX’ed – As Prescribed, there is no change in the workout that can be done.
- EMOM – Each Minute Over Minute. You do the round every minute.
- Rep – Repetition.
- PB – Personal Best
- PR – Personal Record
- Box – A Crossfit Gym
Plenty of online resources, but I do refer this- Crossfit