Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tree Log Training

When I first moved to my house, it needed A LOT OF WORK.

We had overgrown trees in the back yard that needed cutting, and my wife's cousin took care of that asap.

He hauled away the tree except for two logs which were approximately 4 and 5' in length.

They were HEAVY!

He knew I would find a way to use them, and I did. I also used them w/my wrestlers and football players.

The work required to carry and squat these tree logs was brutal but highly effective.

Holding the logs worked the upper body while the carries and squats powered up their legs.

If you get the chance to find a tree company doing some work, take advantage and find a way to get this log to your house!

Train like a Farm Boy!

--Zach Even - Esh--

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Three Workouts You Must Use ASAP

After not getting in the workouts I wanted over the weekend, I knew I could squeze in some quick workouts today.

My plan was to attack the lower body today,but all these mini workouts became a full body day in it's entirety.

How many mini workouts?

Try 3 workouts in one day!

Hey, what can I say, I love to train, especially if time allows.

I make time...

Workout 1,

9: 25 AM - 9: 40 AM

I had a break in the morning before work began, here's the workout:

push ups x 50 reps

pull ups x 10 reps

1A) flat bench press 4 x 3 - 6 reps, last set was all out

1B) weighted pull ups 4 x 3 - 5 reps

Workout 2, before clients began training,

4: 15 - 4: 30 PM

1A) barbell floor press 5 x 2 - 5 reps

1B) bent over barbell rows 5 x 6 - 8 reps

Are you noticing all my supersets to keep the pace fast whilst getting more work done in much less time?

Workout 3,

After clients,

8: 10 PM - 8: 25 PM

1A) recline rope climbs 3 x max reps

1B) suspended push ups 3 x max reps

2) heavy arm work with dumbbels for4 supersets

3) wrist roller - forearm work 1 set

"Holy shit" you might be saying, that's 3 workouts in one day!

Where do I find the energy when most people can't even get off their a**to move from the couch to the fridge?

I have passion in everything I do, period.


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Go ahead and try the workouts lusted above.

Don't forget, heavy leg workis a must, I'm hitting the "wheels" tomorrow!

Train heavy and train hard!


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