Monday, 27 July 2009

The Amazing Spiderman

I recently read about Jyothi Rai in The Sun news paper. He was once a builder but now entertains thousands with his climbing antics, a real demonstration of strength, skill and most of all that even what seems impossible can be possible. Looking at the pictures featured in the paper was enough to captivate me, but after watching the clip below I take my hat off; that is something else...

The article describes how Jyothi developed his skill through years of watching how monkeys climb trees and trying to reproduce stunts in films. He hopes to become the greatest climber in the world and I am sure he will acquire a massive following when he fulfils his ambition to open a climbing school.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Friday, 10 July 2009

The heavy bag

This is my first proper go on the bag. I did three one minute rounds as a finisher to a leg workout, although I realise this is a mistake (working with skills while tired is not a good idea, as it can encourage bad habits). However, since this is my first go I won't dwell on it :-) On a whole, I really enjoyed this and I think I will enjoy it more if I am fresh. Feel free to give me any pointers, since I have no boxing background (Jikishin Ju Jitsu)...

Monday, 6 July 2009

Video Log - 6 Jul 2009

Because I achieved my personal best last week with the 50 Burpees Challenge, I thought I'd try and recapture the milestone on video. A couple of seconds out unfortunately (admittedly I was actually trying to better my PB), but here it is.

Time: 2' 58"

Friday, 3 July 2009

50 Burpee Finisher - 2' 57"

I have mentioned before that I may be a little addicted to this finisher but its great! I did it yesterday as a finisher to my strength workout and got a time of 3' 13", a personal best until today. I did the workout today as a finisher to the "Minute Drill Workout #1" from Ross Enamait's Full Throttle Conditioning book. I managed 29 from the offset accompanied by 10, 8 and a 3 rep stint to 50. I was pretty fired up from the Minute Drill Workout which helped, so it will be hard for me to beat next week but I will give it another shot on Monday :-D

Variety is important but so is having fun ;-)