Saturday, April 26, 2008

Monkeying Around with My Sister

Hey all...arrived in Madison to see my sister on Thursday morning. Had a non eventful flight - even packed good food like almonds, a Trio-plex bar, and protein powder. I always find if I can be prepared when traveling, life is so much easier. And drink LOTS of water.

You can see from my workouts on the right that I had another decent week of training and when I arrived here my sister and I went to the Monkey Bar Gym ( and we did an awesome workout on Thursday and another great workout on Friday. They are really focused on core and body weight exercises for your cardio and for weights, you use kettlebells and a lot of functional equipment - boxes, medicine balls, d-balls, etc. It was great. Reminds me a lot of the workouts Debbie does - but with even more focus on function and core.

Below is a video of Jon Hinds, owner of the MBG, taking you through some KB exercises. Basically, he uses KB's for weights in the gym - they do not have traditional free weights. Really enjoyed my workouts. Lots of fun.

Sorry about my Fit Day log...I have been writing down all my eats - just haven't transfered them over so I am about 5 days behind.

Starting Sunday, I am going to go up to maintenance calories (1800) for two weeks to reset my metabolism. More to come on this - kind of excited about it but the more I read, the more I am understanding how to manipulate the body into fat loss.

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! Peace out! :)


Visionquester said...

So you only need like 600 calories a day from beer and pork bacon.
Seems doable.

I want a MonkeyBar gym. I am going to check if they are a CrossFit affiliate.


Jessica said...

Funny you should mention CrossFit...from what I can tell the Monkey Bar Gym has been around for about 10 years and was doing CrossFit before there was CrossFit.

Anyway - it is awesome! On your next trip through Madison, you need to swing on by.

P.S. Next time I see you, which will be the first time I meet you, kicking your a&& about the bacon and beer comment. Although I should write a new diet book: The Beer and Bacon Diet. Hee hee.