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Old 07-30-2012, 03:27 AM
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This log is going to be a little different than most, I will be focusing on the journey as apposed to an end goal of some type. Goals tend to change over time, and my objective is to keep a record of the entire process here.

Some starting stats:

Age: 30
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 236lbs
Measurements to come, didn't have enough time to get my gf's help this morning.
Bf: I don't even want to know at this point, but it has to be in the 20's somewhere. I plan to get a new set of calipers to take this measurements.

I currently have two events coming up which I need to prep for. Luckily they have some similarities in terms of training.

The first is my dojo's yearly martial arts camp, starting on Sept 7th.

The second is an obstacle course 5k run, with zombies lol. Check it out at

I am heading out in a few to stretch and get in some cardio on the esplanade. cardio today will consist of:

8 isshinryu empty hand Katas (forms), each done twice, once at 50% speed/strength, the second at 85%. (percentages are relative, this more or less means one warm up, and one at high enough intensity to get my heart rate up).

Between each set of two katas, I will be doing knuckle push ups for sets of 3 to 5 reps on either concrete, or on the wooden blocks i have that are covered with 80grit sandpaper. This is to create calluses over the knuckles. Similarly the katas will be done barefoot on concrete as well.

Will post results after ...
I don't do this for my family, my friends, women, accolades, pride, or ego. I do it for me and no one else, its just part of who I am.
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