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Training Journals / Re: Training Log from TXPK (comments welcome)
« on: April 30, 2013, 10:25:34 AM »
Aaaaaand we're back.

I really just needed a training log to keep track of what I'm doing, I'm probably not taking up Parkour again (at least not for awhile.) Swim ended well, set some PRs for my last year since I decided not to continue into college. I guess I'll start with my goals.

-Weigh 200 lbs: August 31
-Squat 225 with proper form: August 31
-Bench 225: August 31
-Deadlift 225: August 31
-5 chinups with a 45 lb plate: September 30

April 29th, 2013

Bench Press: 5 sets of 5 at 155 lbs

Rows: 5 sets of 5 at 135 lbs

Squat: 5 sets of 5 at 135 lbs

Training Journals / Re: Training Log from TXPK (comments welcome)
« on: August 10, 2011, 02:31:12 PM »
Highschool swim is about to start in a couple weeks  :)

Warmup 400m catch-up drill
                     3 100m IM's
                     4 50's choice on :45
                     100 catch-up

Main Set 1: 2 rounds of: 400m on 6:30
                                          2 50m choice on :45
                                          300m on 4:30
                                          2 50m choice on :45
Kick set: 10 50m fly on :45
                      10 50m breast on 1:00

Main set 2: 2 rounds of: 4 100m on 1:30 dropping time on each 100

Cooldown: 400m catch-up

I think that's like 4800 total, not sure though.

Diet / Pre-workout for a swimmer?
« on: July 19, 2011, 12:04:04 PM »
What would you guys suggest a swimmer like myself eats before practice? We usually swim 4000m-5500m and I need something to put in my system that won't make me feel sick, but will keep my energy up. Lately I've just been eating Clif Bars, Bananas, and water, however, these don't seem like the smartest choices. Suggestions?

Training Journals / Re: Training Log from TXPK (comments welcome)
« on: June 16, 2011, 09:05:33 PM »

Warmup: 600m with snorkel

Main set 1: 10 150m freestyle on 2:30

Kick set: 6 100m dolphin kick on 2:00 followed by 4 100m backstroke kick

Main set 2: 12 50's- 4 fly, 4 back, 4 breast, 4 free (we had to keep our heart rate above 29 on these)
                600m 3 pulls, 10 kicks

Cooldown: 200m freestyle

Considering I was already dead from lifting weights that morning, that was a tough workout.

Training Journals / Re: Training Log from TXPK (comments welcome)
« on: May 11, 2011, 01:49:24 PM »
Practice is canceled tonight because of lightning, so i thought I would take some time to post here and kind of update my log. All this is done in a Long Course Meter (Olympic) sized pool.

May 10
Warm up: 700m freestyle with snorkel and Cardio Cap

Kick set: Eight 100m kick on 1:45- 2 fly,2 back,2 breast,2 free
             500 Breaststroke kick on our backs

Main set 1: Five 100m freestyle on 1:30
                6 100m on 1:35 with fins-2 Fly,2 Back,2 Free

Main set 2: Ten 50m on :45

Time trials: 50m freestyle- 31.7

Cooldown: 100m fly, 100m Freestyle


Not a super hard practice, but it was decent.

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Making a choice between two sports.
« on: March 04, 2011, 05:30:00 PM »
The problem with doing both is if I want to be at Olympic or even National level is I can't wake up and say "I'm really sore from training yesterday, I should take off today and tomorrow." The club I just tried out for goes 7 days a week and the coaches expect you to be at each practice which runs for about 2 1/2 hours in a long course pool. On top of that, varsity practice runs 1 1/2 hours after school and the rest of my schedule is usually filled with work or night classes for dual-credit. If I want to truly give swimming my all I'm just not going to be able to do Parkour, both because of my schedule and also the risk for injury is just too big, if I broke something and was out totally for 4 weeks it would set me back really far.

I appreciate you guy's comments, I've just got to think about what I really want to put most of my time into. Swimming, work, and school or Parkour, work and school.

Parkour And Freerunning / Making a choice between two sports.
« on: March 04, 2011, 01:49:28 PM »
 I love Parkour, it's really the first activity I felt comfortable in after trying football, basketball, baseball, etc. and I've been hooked for almost 2 years now. But now I'm swimming and honestly I think I like it just as much as Parkour, which is where my dilemma is. I know I'll never be a member of The Tribe or be sponsored by Urban Freeflow in a million years, but with swimming (and I don't want this to sound like I'm bragging) I'm actually good at it. I'm coming close to breaking a minuet in my 100 breaststroke and I'm swimming 26 seconds in the 50 freestyle and this is only my first year of doing it. I know there are a ton of swimmers much better than me and its a slim chance I'll ever make the Olympic or World Championship time trials, but I think if I dedicate a lot of time to my club team and my varsity highschool team and in college later on there's a possibility I could make it. So I guess I'm going to have to make a choice on whether I want to dedicate all my time to swimming and chase after my goals in that or do both and still be able to do Parkour, but kinda give up on my goals in swimming.

So to not just make this a blog, I guess I'll ask you guys what you think about this, and if anyone has a similar experience, what choice did you make?

Pics & Vids / Re: Video from vegas for my birthday!
« on: February 25, 2011, 05:15:38 PM »
First of of all, Your profile pick is pretty darn awesome  :P

Great video, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

I bet you could Kong and land a precision or crane on that wall. (That is, if you think its safe.)

Injuries - Discussion / Re: Osgood
« on: February 25, 2011, 03:53:46 PM »
OS shouldn't be chronic....
So will it stop after I'm done growing? It's just an annoying pain in my tibial tuberosity (I believe that's what it is) after training. I've never taken a drop over 3 feet (and I hardly even do that)

Parkour And Freerunning / Re: Smoking and Parkour?
« on: February 25, 2011, 03:48:39 PM »
Message Brett Robert from SFPK if you're serious about quitting. He quit cold turkey after a long time smoking.

Injuries - Discussion / Re: Osgood
« on: February 24, 2011, 05:31:26 PM »
Before this gets moved.

Yes I have it, if it flairs up you should stop training for a period of time, or it can get worse. I made that mistake and now my knee constantly aches in the morning and after a workout or training.

Socialize / Re: Inspirational Quotes
« on: February 23, 2011, 09:33:55 PM »
The water is your friend.  You don't have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move.
Aleksandr Popov

Breaststroke is an athletic event; butterfly is a political statement.
Paul Tsongas

"For myself, losing is not coming second. It's getting out of the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I've been in"
Ian Thorpe

Diet / Re: Potatoes, good? bad?
« on: February 23, 2011, 01:49:10 PM »

Purple yam.

When it comes to starchy carbs, I'd rather get the energy from food sources like these (potatoes and yams) than breads or other grains.

Ehh.. I think I'll stick to sweet potatoes.

Pics & Vids / Re: One Year... YES!!
« on: February 19, 2011, 04:43:59 PM »
Yeah! Wreck em' Tech!  ;D Video was good guys, looked like a lot of fun.

Movement / Re: Frontflip help(with vid)
« on: February 19, 2011, 04:37:52 PM »
You've just got to jump up and stay tucked and tight a bit longer. Look at your legs, see how they're not bent at all for your takeoff? Focus on bending your legs a little more and punching up, tuck tight, and land.

Diet / Re: Cooking out of the kitchen?
« on: February 19, 2011, 12:06:12 PM »
Well, the easiest way would to go to a meat processor and pick up a 5-7 pound bag of jerky (depending on how long you would be out, make sure no unnecessary preservatives are added) and that would be your source of meat. Other than that just eat raw nuts, fruits (raw or dried with no unnecessary preservatives), and vegetables if you can get them.   

Diet / Re: Paleo Recipes
« on: February 19, 2011, 12:00:56 PM »
My own Omelette

5 eggs
1/4 cup of milk
1/2 bell pepper (color is your choice)
1/2 tomato
A handful on spinach
2 stalks of asparagus
A bit of tarragon (depending on how much you like it.)

Heat a non stick pan to medium heat and put in spinach and asparagus to cook down (make sure they still remain green.) Once those two are cooked down, throw in the rest of the vegetables and allow to cook until warm. Crack the 5 eggs and whisk in bowl with 1/4 of a cup of milk and add tarragon and salt. Pour the eggs in the veggies and wait for the bottom to solidify, then flip the omelette and let cook on the other side. Once cooked sprinkle a little more salt on and enjoy.

Pics & Vids / Re: Thought of You
« on: February 16, 2011, 07:33:06 PM »
Your pike press is ridiculous, great job!

Diet / Re: If I were lost...
« on: February 14, 2011, 08:11:05 PM »
Its also difficult to master, hard to hit most game reliably without reasonable talent (particularly small game), and impractical in terms of something you would be carrying with you during times you might get lost. As it is, it's probably not reasonable to always have a bow on you. The one's you can make in the wild are even worse in terms of reliability, power and accuracy. Even if you did just happen to have a bow on you, there's still better and more effecient ways of obtaining food.

In other words, a bow would complicate things. You want to keep things as simple and easy-to-do as possible to conserve energy and avoid unecessary difficulties.
Not a recurve that breaks down, I have one in my gear everytime I go backpacking and its extremely light, but has enough poundage to take down small and medium size game.  

Just a suggestion though, I've hunted all my life so bow hunting just kind of comes as a natural survival skill for me.

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