Full Court Lay-ups (10 per hand) - 10/10 right, 10/16 left - 77%
Make 10 free throws - 10/19 (overall 53%)
Ok - as you can see I was pretty poor shooting today and I’m going to put that down to being out of practice and this being the first proper session back into basketball. It shows that I have a lot to work on and a long way to go.
1 year ago
I have started training seriously with again with a purpose. This time it’s to get back into basketball and to take my game to the highest level I can.
I have mapped out a periodized training program that I will follow each week for the next 12 months and will be keeping a record of it in a few places:
This blog will be mostly keeping a record of how my basketball sessions go with regards to shots made/missed etc and how I got on. I will also use it for updates on how I feel it’s going from time to time.
My Wix page is the main hub of this project. Go on there to see my training program, exactly what I will be doing, and exactly why I will be doing it.
Fitocracy is where I log my gym workouts to keep a record of the weights I lift as well as sets/reps etc.
Feel free to follow my progress on one or all three of these sites and don’t be shy to comment or ask questions as I will always respond.
Wish me luck!
Notes: 42 / 2 years ago
The Tumblr group on Fitocracy has a new challenge! I know…finally!
What makes this challenge better than the previous ones? FREE STUFF.
YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT. FREE STUFF.
THE WINNER OF THIS CHALLENGE GETS A FREE YEAR OF FITOCRACY HERO (a $44.99 value).
All you have to do is:
Have a Tumblr account Have a Fitocracy account - If you don’t have a Fitocracy account, go make one! I’ll even make life easy and give you a LINK! That link will not only sign you up, but automatically put you in the Tumblr group. Already a member of Fitocracy, but not in the Tumblr group? No problem! All you have to do is go join the group!
It’s a Free for All challenge, which means every activity counts.
You don’t have to be a lifter. You don’t have to be a runner. So, clearly, you have no excuse not to join!
I always see posts getting circulated and reblogged asking for new followers who are all about healthy weight loss blogs and real fitness blogs so I thought I would share this link that some of you may not have realised was out there.
A while ago now “The Spartan Warrior” put together a list of male fitblrs and links to their blogs… now these are all guys worth following if you are after some motivation to train or just want to follow people who are doing fitness the right way
Go check it out for yourself and see what all the hype is about!
How many sets does it take you to do 100 push-ups?
It takes me 5!
2 years ago
A video and a very interesting read!
If you’re looking for ways to take your pull-ups to the next level then keep reading…
If you’re looking for a neat progression on how to do your first full pull-up then keep reading…
Go check out the link below for a very unique method of taking a standard pull-up and making it very tough but also put all of the strain through the lats with no real way to cheat the reps!
And at the bottom of the page, it also shows a video of a neat set of pull-up variations that you can use in order to progress yourself on to being able to do full pull-ups or just change up your routine to keep things fresh.
What a great Summer for sport this is going to be!
and more importantly… London olympics 2012!
Are you going to use this time to inspire you to do something different?
Get out there and make a start on chipping away at your fitness goals!
Notes: 1 / 2 years ago
My current gym program in my strength/power cycle
5x5 Barbell Bench Press
5x5 Barbell Deadlift or Squat (Alternate between workouts)
5x5 Barbell Bent Over Row
5x5 Barbell Jerk
Each exercise uses the same piece of equipment because I am a firm believer that a barbell is on of the best things to help build strength and power.
I pyramid the sets in each exercise allowing me to increase the weight I lift more frequently so I can really dial in the strength gains e.g. on Bench Press at the moment I do the following sets: 75kg x5; 77.5kg x5; 80kg x5; 77.5kg x5; 75kg x5 and once I complete 5 reps on each of these weights, I move up so I start on 77.5kg and work up to 82.5kg
My next cycle after 6 weeks of this program will be an 8-10 week program geared towards hypertrophy (muscle growth)
2 years ago
Workouts on the move - Keep fit while you’re travelling.
So here it is - my first ever fitness video. It’s very basic and very simple but it’s a start.