Pre-Blast: Heavy, Conditioning

Pre-Blast: Heavy, Conditioning

Chasing pencil-armed ectomorphs* through Raintree and Piper Glen the last few months has begun to putrefy this Meathead.  All my running parts hurt–I am coming home to my people with the #0.0 guarantee.

Part 1: Heavy

Bring all of your bells, even the light ones.  We will go heavy for the first half, sometimes with single bells, sometimes with doubles.

Part 2:  Conditioning

We won’t move an inch but it will feel like hill sprints.

We start promptly at 0530.

*ectomorph, a human physical type (somatotype) tending toward linearity, as determined by the physique-classification system developed by the American psychologist W.H. Sheldon. Although classification by the Sheldon system is not absolute, a person is classed as an ectomorph if ectomorphy predominates over endomorphy and mesomorphy in his body build. The extreme ectomorph has a thin face with high forehead and receding chin; narrow chest and abdomen; a narrow heart; rather long, thin arms and legs; little body fat and little muscle; but a large skin surface and a large nervous system. If well fed, he does not gain weight easily; if he becomes fat, he is still considered an ectomorph, only overweight. Compare endomorph; mesomorph. Source: 

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9 years ago

You have too much time on your hands. Funny stuff!

9 years ago

Pax can always count on TR to give us not merely sound bodies but also sound minds. the true balanced man

9 years ago

Howdy all. Still a relatively FNG; been getting fairly regular beatdowns at the moderate workouts (Ascent, Peak51, BaseCamp) for a couple of months now. I blame Dora for all the pain. More on that in a minute.

Anyway, Fireman Ed put kind of a “Varsity EH” on me last week at BaseCamp. He floated the word “Meathead” out there. Why? Because he knows 0.0 is how I like to roll, and that Meathead is, largely, of that flavor. I was intrigued. A little frightened. But it was in the middle of a workout; I was sucking wind, dealing with pain and sweat and stuff. I made a note to think about it later.

So. Here we are. I trust Fireman Ed. Surely he wouldn’t suggest something I couldn’t handle, right? RIGHT?


My questions are these: having never worked with KBs much at all, particularly with F3, how/where should I start? What weight(s)? Multiple weights? (based on the “Bring all your bells” comment above). Will I be begging for at least a 0.5 before it’s all over?

A little about me: Largely sedentary lifestyle, rocking many pounds of extra fluff. Then two months ago, Dora EH’d me to come out to Peak51. It’s been a tough go (trust me, a moderate workout has been about all I can handle), but 14 pounds lighter, here I am. Getting stronger with every post. It’s amazing.

Anyway, thanks in advance. Hope to see you in the gloom soon.

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9 years ago

Thanks. Committed to Dora’s Merkin clinic at Peak51 tomorrow, but will plan on next week.

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