50 day challenge, ross training, Sport, training

Strength II + monday classes at Womens Fitness

NB. I am no longer doing this class or am a part of Womensfitnessplus in Cork. Big differences in our professional ethics (or lack of same) put an end to our collaboration. I will miss all the wonderful women I’ve met in my classes and PT sessions, but I will not miss being treated with condesenting arrogance for my professional knowledge and/ or as a fellow human being.
Since Womensfitnessplus made it mandatory for their trainers to sell at least 3 Kinetica products on each shift, I had to say I wouldn’t do it. I’d give information about the products, but under no circumstances would I push the products to women, who didn’t need them. I don’t believe in selling useless stuff, or even worse telling lies to make a profit like.
I’m a fitness professional with ethics and beliefs on what’s right and whats wrong – I work for results, not for greed.
As a result our ways departed – and despite I miss the happy women – I would choose to stand by my ethics again.

5th day with Ross fell on a monday, and due to work, time etc. I switched some days in the 50 day challenge, so had an ALL OUT KB session today. First off:

Strength II
3 DB split snatches
3 DB Push press
– 5 sets –

5 One arm bench press
8 Depth plyometric push ups – revised this to 10 for some reason
– 4 sets-

1 min Wall squat
10 jump squats
– 4 sets – Only did 1 set with my Boxercise class, so am short of 3! (Boxercise class was delighted they didn’t have to do 3!!)

Finisher: DB Swings 3 x 15 pr arm – This goes in the book, with the 3 Squat sets.

Kettlebell class at Womens Fitness was fantastic today! Lots of hard work put in by everyone and it was a thrill to get the girls working harder than they thought, they would:
1 set:
40 DH Swings
10 Top DH Swings
20 DH Swings to pull back
20 DH BoR
2x 10 Mid halo
2x 10 ½8 to catch
20 Twist on knees
2x 20 Abs
20 ½ TGU
10 Push Ups
20 Russians
-Break-
20 DH Swings
20 OH Swings
2x 5 Cleans
2x 5 Snatch
20 mid halo
2x 5 BoR
2x 10 Sidebends
2x 4 Amazone Get Up
2x 20 Abs
20 Russian
3x 10 Leg Ext
10 Push Ups
-Break-
20 OH Swings
2x 5 C&J
2x 5 Snatches
20 Tricep ext
2x 10 Windmills
30 Leg Abductors
20 Abs
10 ½TGU
20 Russians
2x 5 One leg BoR
2x 5 Push Press
– Stretch –

Boxercise class was full as usual and some very happy, lovely hardworking girls were in class. Today’s drill featured my But* mission with lots of nice, deep squats and the 1minute wall squat followed by 10 jump squats. A few of the ladies gave up half way on the wall squat. Will have to do it again next week and get them all in!

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40 day Lent challenge, Sport, Teaching, training

It’s bloody november again?? (1st of may)

I’m on the verge of getting a slight depression. Going from one minor injury to another, with a constant dripping nose and the outside looks and feels like bloody november again.
Some days, I truly feel like Ireland don’t like me… at all!!

Due to a constant feeling of almost getting sick (flu), being cold and miserable and having first knee problem, now elbow – my training rate has dropped dramatically and so have the enthusiasm.
But I’ve decided it might be time for me to ‘supp’ it up, so I’ve ordered Glucosamine to make my joints happier and I’m gonna shop for multivitamins, so I can battle this stupid ‘almost flu’.
The weather – I guess, I can’t do much about it, unless I’m going travelling (which I might, if november continues).

So training update from the past 4 days or so:
Saturday:  8K run in the hills of Clonakilty (Cold but lovely run. I can run up the hill now, without stopping so am improving a bit)

Sunday: Nothing 

Monday: Nothing just for me, but a 45 min. KB class with the awesome girls and ladies in Womens Fitness. Swings (alternations), Squats, Lunges, Presses, C&J, Snatch, Amazone Get Ups, ½ TGU, Halos, 8 figures, BoR, Tricep Ext etc.
Also a 45 min. Boxercise class with my super, duber boxercise ladies! Did the last routine with them, so got lots of squats and situps in.
+ diverse  drills from PT’s.

Tuesday (today!): Boxercise class with CIT this morning
5.5K alternating in speed and incline
Squats
Hamstrings
Push Ups
Strecthing
Boxercise and ‘Fightergirl’ classes at K2C tonight!

And a hopefully more optimistic Tania tomorrow…

 

 

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Sport, Teaching, training

Boxercise and Kettlebell day

NB. I am no longer doing this class or am a part of Womensfitnessplus in Cork. Big differences in our professional ethics (or lack of same) put an end to our collaboration. I will miss all the wonderful women I’ve met in my classes and PT sessions, but I will not miss being treated with condesenting arrogance for my professional knowledge and/ or as a fellow human being.
Since Womensfitnessplus made it mandatory for their trainers to sell at least 3 Kinetica products on each shift, I had to say I wouldn’t do it. I’d give information about the products, but under no circumstances would I push the products to women, who didn’t need them. I don’t believe in selling useless stuff, or even worse telling lies to make a profit like.
I’m a fitness professional with ethics and beliefs on what’s right and whats wrong – I work for results, not for greed.
As a result our ways departed – and despite I miss the happy women – I would choose to stand by my ethics again.

 

Two happy boxercise classes at Womens Fitness this Wednesday. One full booked and seven new fun kb drills for me to try, in my PT sessions. Very happy indeed, even I didn’t sleep super nice.
I actually woke up with a big loud, ‘shi*’, thinking I’d turned the alarm off and overslept. I didn’t – just slept badly. In fact I woke up 3 minutes before the alarm went off!

Anyway – as usual got a little business done in the PT’s (all 12kg):

Swings double hand: 3x 20
Swings to pull backs: 3x 15
Swings to top: 2x 10
Squats to OH press: 3x 20
Lunges pass over: 2x 20
Side dips: 3x 20
½ TGU: 3x 20
Russians: 3x 20
Tricep etx: 2x 20
Single leg deadlift: 2x 20
Amazone: 2x 5 (last hold for 10 sec)
+ lot’s of situps and squats with Boxercise class

Liam got a new bar today! It’s so much better, cause it’s olympic sized and grip is better. Looking forward to train with it! (and learn to snatch with more than 20kg)

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40 day Lent challenge, Sport, training

24th – midway to end of Lent Challenge

Todays challenge will be from Ross Enamaits 50day challenge:
Back off Strength day! (Day 24th of my ’40’ days Lent Challenge)

Handstand push ups
Pull ups
Pistols
One arm push ups
Gluteham raises
Body weight triceps extensions

– 4 sets of hopfully min. 5 reps each  –

I went to the gym with Liam last night before we went out for dinner, and did an extra 30 pull ups yesterday (5x 6) – nearly all executed perfect (except the last of each set), cause he was there looking at me. It’s funny, but he made me work better! (Wish he had been there when I attempted the 50kg bench. Maybe I would have had it??)
Session also included 2 sets of var. ab work, including a staircase with Russian side twists, twisted planks and ½TGUs – and 2×3 pistols!

Didn’t binge on my dinner – instead I woke up with a grown mans appetite this morning. So am afraid, I did a little morning binging. (I really ought stop this. It’s making me feel heavy in the gym, which is absolutely unnecessary adding of extra hardship).

Anyway, my challenge for today will be paired with a small run. I haven’t decided if I should go for the interval run or a fast paced 3K. My running form is getting quite decent, but there is always room for improvement, so I have to start bringing in intervals and fast paced distances.

24 days and then I’ll be setting my teeth into this:

Nom Nom Nom!!

 

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