Mon 11 Jun 2012
I apologize for the delayed posting. Things have been very busy lately with the end of the school year, and with multiple partners on vacation, I have been working almost non-stop. I managed to squeeze in these 2 workouts. Due to scheduling, the first was done at Fike Gym at Clemson University and the second was done at UE very early in the morning before I worked a day shift. My schedule has been such a blur, I don’t even remember the dates of these two workouts. They were spaced 5 or 6 days apart.
Fike workout: Weighted Chin-ups
Dumbell Slight Incline Bench Press
One Arm Dumbell Rows
UE workout: MedX Overhead Press
Thick Bar Biceps Curl
Nautilus Plate Load Triceps Extension (with SS retrofits)
Reverse Curl with EZ bar
Thick Bar wrist flexion
MedX Leg Press (with end-stop squeeze technique)
Despite all the work I have been doing, my recovery was excellent. I attribute this largely to the fact that almost all of my shifts have been day shifts and I am in a normal circadian pattern.
In the midst of all of this I got notification from James Steele that our review paper finally made it into the Journal of Exercise Physiology Online. This is a major advance for HIT. I honestly did not expect this paper to penetrate into academia. Cudos to James, Dave Smith and the other authors for enduring multiple rejections and revisions to finally get this paper published. The paper is already getting major attention in the academic world and provides validation for anyone running a HIT facility or advocating for high intensity exercise. Here is the link: http://faculty.css.edu/tboone2/asep/JEPonlineJUNE2012_Steele.pdf.
On a day off I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Simon Shawcross who is a frequent contributor to BBS discussions and author of The One Diet. We spent some time watching clients train at UE, including one of our best transformations Dr. Mark Spede (who is the director of the Clemson University Band and Music Program). We then had lunch at “BGR” where we had paleo burgers and grilled asparagus. Next we returned to UE and put Simon through a blistering workout. The following day Simon went to Asheville, NC where he was interviewed on the local ABC affiliate. The interview can be seen here: http://wlos.com/shared/newsroom/features/health-alert/videos/wlos_vid_484.shtml
All in all a very eventful 2 weeks in the HIT world.
Post your WOW’s and your thoughts.