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“30 Minutes in Hell” Workout

24 Aug

I did my “30 Minutes in Hell” today. Equipment used was one 35 lbs. dumbbell, one LifeLine USA yellow/heavy rubber resistance cable with stirrups and door anchor, and a towel. I’m going to do this routine twice per week using the ‘Escalating Density Principle’ where I will endeavor to do more work in the same 30 minutes each time out.

This took me 27 minutes to complete two sets of the below circuit. I took 20-second breaks when I needed to. That totals 100 reps of lifts/presses, 40 reps of ab exercises and 42 burpees. The burpees are a killer.

Here is what I did:

* One-arm (each arm) dumbbell swings

* 3 burpees

* One-arm (each arm) dumbbell snatches

* 3 burpees

* One-arm (each arm) dumbbell clean & jerks

* 3 burpees

* One-arm (each arm) cable press

* 3 burpees

* One-arm (each arm) tricep kickback

* 3 burpees

* Crunches

* 3 burpees

* Supine leg raise and scissors

* 3 burpees

I’m 43-years-old, I have arthritis and asthma but I refuse to make excuses.

How about you?

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I’m a Second Degree Black Belt Now!

27 Jul

It has been a 20-year journey. Not that it should take that long, but with work, school, family responsibilities, injuries and health issues over the years, it has been a long road. My ranking is in an eclectic form of Jujutsu under the instruction of David S. Bunch (4th Degree) affectionately known to many as Sensei Buddha.

When I got promoted, I had to do a demo portion for my main instructor, Sensei Buddha, plus I had to write a thesis on my philosophy of self-protection and how it caters to my target population — 40+ year-olds that are busy professionals with families. This demographic doesn’t have a lot of time or energy to to commit to their training.

Below is the slideshare presentation of my thesis. I hope that you can grab a few ideas from it. Thank you!