Self-Regulation

These days, as I mature, I am beginning to grasp the concept of self-regulation. When to push yourself, and when to give yourself a break? Initially, I began writing this in the context of training. Since adopting the mindset to "train intuitively", I realised I am able to regulate myself much better. Allowing myself to … Continue reading Self-Regulation

Progressing to Level B on the GMBFitness Rings 1 Program!

After three weeks on Level A of the Rings 1 program from Gold Medal Bodies Fitness, I've decided to restart the program with Level B. 💪🏻#levelup! 😁 From today's training log: GMB R1 - W1D3, Below the Rings (Level B) WU: Burpees Handstand Holds Back to Front Levers Attempts Ground Rows MAIN: 1A) Inverted Row … Continue reading Progressing to Level B on the GMBFitness Rings 1 Program!

Training Log: 2015 W27 / 2016W1

“So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.” ~ A.J.Materi Monday 28th Dec 2015 Sleep: 2130-0800, 8hrs Quality: 6/10 - couldn't sleep for the first few hours.. Think it's because I took a 2hr nap in the afternoon. Hotspots: right foot, right low back … Continue reading Training Log: 2015 W27 / 2016W1

Training log: Week 25 & 26

"Fitness isn't a punishment; its a blessing. Nutrition isn't restrictive; its healing. Health isn't a one-size-fits-all-thing and may not look the same for everyone, but its something worth fighting for."  Monday 14 dec  HRV: 72(-8) Sleep: 0030 - 0600 (5.5hrs) Quality: 10/10 - slept with earplugs and eye masks. Woke up naturally without alarm and … Continue reading Training log: Week 25 & 26

Training log: Week 23 & 24

“Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”  Vince Lombardi  Monday Readiness to train HRV: 86 (+1) Sleep: 6hrs (2100-0300) + aftnoon naps (1+hrs) Quality: 10/10 - did not wake up at all, no problem waking up too. Looks like my body is adjusting to waking at up 3am! Strength … Continue reading Training log: Week 23 & 24

Training log: Week 22

"No one in our society needs to be told that exercise is good for us. Whether you are overweight or have a chronic illness or are a slim couch potato, you’ve probably heard or read this dictum countless times throughout your life. But has anyone told you--indeed, guaranteed you--that regular physical activity will make you … Continue reading Training log: Week 22

Training Log Week 20

"What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn't think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know." Arnold Schwarzenegger This week is … Continue reading Training Log Week 20

Q & A: Bodyweight exercises to get ripped?

"My hypothesis for workout is you gain when you are drained; meaning you lift heavy or light doesnt matter. As long as you are expended then you're good. So ppl advocate mid weight > high since chances of injury is reduced and you wont lose out or what not since the end goal is "drained". … Continue reading Q & A: Bodyweight exercises to get ripped?

Race Report: Spartan World Championships 2015

Date: Oct 3, 2015 Distance: 14+ Miles / ~23 km Obstacles: 30+ Terrain: Sierra Nevada Mountains Avg. temperature: High 87°F (30°C), Low 56°F (13°C) Elevation: 6,200. A vertical gain of 2,850 ft. makes the total elevation 9,050 feet Results Time - 04:48:47 Male - 235th of 252 Overall - 340th of 420 Summary Although it's only my 3rd Spartan Race, … Continue reading Race Report: Spartan World Championships 2015

Kung-Fu Wednesday!

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle 7am - Morning Trail Run Time: 1hr Distance: … Continue reading Kung-Fu Wednesday!