Thursday, April 29, 2010

Spring Snow

Here we are at the end of April and still seeing snow flakes fall ! After many Spring days , it was quite the surprise to see snow falling in the morning!

This month we are working on Glute Strength , with glute bridges and Plyo's along with squats for the martial artist athlete.

Interesting book for anyone who teachs or leads : The Science of Success by Matthew Syed ,
one of the take homes for me was in any endeavor ten thousand hours of practice are required for excellence in performance

According to security expert Gavin deBecker who recently appeared on Oprah Winfrey ( april 15 )
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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Day

A Perfect Easter Day here in New England , after a 60 minute bike ride , some light stretching and foam roller work , on to blog update time :

This week saw the addition of Plyo's to my workout routine : Here is a sample workout:

* 60 seconds jump rope
* Plyos on to 3 stepd landing with 2 legs
* Ham String rollouts on the Swiss Ball

Repeat , only change landing on one leg

2-3 sets until form started to diminish.

Watched a great movie last night " The Secret Life of Words " starring Sarah Polley and Tim Robbins , excellent movie along with some pointed political statements.