This is a down and dirty workout you can complete in less than 10 minutes–my favorite type of training! All you need are two dumbbells or kettlebells and a timer. You pick the weight; I used 40lbs. Continue reading
Here’s a great new blog from a friend of mine who recently started the Couch-to-5K program. Like I do on this site, he shares his fitness goals and hopes to inspire others on the journey for health and self-improvement. Take a look at Adam Codega’s site, 5KAddict for tips about running, footwear, fitness, and, most importantly, the story of one guy challenging himself to become a better man.
So you may have noticed a lack of Jacked Dad WODs lately. Sorry about that. I haven’t stopped training, but since I started focusing more on developing strength over the past few months, my training has become, well, kinda boring!
If I’ve learned one thing as a new father, it’s that my mental energy, memory, and focus now come at a premium. My son is sleeping irregularly since he’s teething and, consequently, so am I. I’ve also taken on many new responsibilities at work, plus I have new students at my karate school and new clients in my freelance writing business. I love staying busy with good things, but I’m starting to feel a little thinly spread.
What’s a Jacked Dad to do? Continue reading
Hey, dads. Overworked? Under-slept? Love the martial arts? Then you’ve come to the right place! Here are some fun videos that have kept me sane this week. Look for an update on workouts and some meatier posts coming up soon!
I hope my son and I can play this game soon!
I wouldn’t mess with this little one!
This one is just awesome!
Squatting felt good today. No lower back or hamstring pain, though I’m stretching and using some heat just to be sure. Here are the numbers. I hit my first stall on the StrongLifts program on the bench press.
squat 275 5×5
bench 230 3×3
row 145 5×5 (first time really doing this in years)
Finally feeling strong and healthy again after resting my hamstring and lower back. I made the drive out to Ed DeCosta’s Okinawan Karate School on Saturday for my first time in nine months! I basically grew up training there, and it was great to reunite with my karate family. I hope to make it out there again soon! Continue reading
Here’s a classic parenting mindset, wrapped into a poem, that can be easy for us to forget nowadays. Continue reading
Looking forward to rebooting the StrongLifts 5×5 routine next week. I’m still tinkering with the protocol, and I tried a second body weight workout while I’m resting my lower back that I may include in my regular training. It’s similar to Tuesday’s workout.
Today was a light day but I’m making progress. I took a long walk with my son and taught karate outside. A very nice day indeed! I also did a few sets of pain-free squats. I varied reps and weights ranging between 1-10 reps and 145lbs to 315lbs. I bet you can guess which weight had the lowest reps. I’m still excited that I could set a PR without any trouble from my hamstring or lower back. I’m looking forward to deloading and getting back to the full-on StrongLifts 5×5 program next week!