So I wanted to catch up from where I left off from my last post.
I was talking about when my “transformation” finally began.
I was in the 8th grade when I could REALLY start to tell the difference strength training was having on my performance and physique.
I was overpowering guys out on the mat with ease.
Football was going very well!
I started to take a HUGE liking to training in general.
I started to do two-a-days in the gym.
We would have our morning sessions for training, then I would sometimes come back in after lunch or before practices to get bicep curls in, abs, and pull ups.
I know extra sets of bicep curls and abs aren’t going to do you that much good as an athlete but at the time, I didn’t know and didn’t care!
For all I knew, doing that was going to get me faster, stronger, and bigger!
At home I would do wheel rollouts at lunch for sets of 50 for 3 sets.
It became a ritual… Before I could eat anything, I would have to do my ab rollouts first.
I became obsessed!
I started doing pushups before I went to bed, just like Dan Gable used to do.
I would do sets of 50 until I couldn’t do anymore!
I would do crunches as I watched TV.
It was an endless stream of always moving and training.
When we went on vacation, or even on school trips, I would get so irritated if I didn’t get to train, I would go nuts!
I remember this one time; it was a school trip to Colorado. We were there for 3 days and 2 nights.
I was so frustrated because there wasn’t a gym close by.
So I searched around the church. Finally I found a bathroom stall in the church we were staying in and I did 5 quick sets of pull ups on it.
I wanted to get them in quick before anyone came in and saw me.
This lasted all up through high school.
Another time I can remember was when we were in Scottsbluff, a small town way out in western NE for a baseball tournament.
Our games got rained out two days in a row.
As everyone else was watching TV and playing video games all day, I had to get out of the room and train!
I went down to the fitness room and hit a hard training session consisting of a circuit of squat jumps, pushups, lat pull downs, curl bar high pulls, and step ups.
I remember that training day real well!
I also remember, right after I got done, having a talk with one of my teammates dads about how he thought I shouldn’t lift so much because I would lose flexibility in my upper body…
Ha I thought, shut the F up!!
There are just so many more stories and I’m excited to tell you all in the future!
Crazy training stories.
LOTS more to come!
Here’s TODAY’s OLD SCHOOL STRENGTH Workout:
1A) 1 Arm DB Snatch 5 x 5
2A) Sumo DL w/ Bands 6 x 3
2B) Box Jumps @ 36′ 5 x 2, 1 x 6 rapid fire
3A) DB Push Press 3 x 8-12
3B) Hanging Leg Raises 3 x 20
For Time – Max Rounds In 5 Mins
4A) Rope Climb x 16 ft – NO Feet
4B) Handstand Push Up x 5
4C) Overhead Squat x 5 @ 115
Got 3 rounds + 1 rope climb ==> MUST IMPROVE!
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