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Ramping it up and a new relationship
Thursday, October 11, 2007

Over last couple two week after the golf tournament, we've been really ramping it up in workouts.  Today we had an early morning meeting with Sunday River Mountain resort, which we now call our home mountain in return for training, lodging, hill space, and housing.  Then, we drove to Franconia where we did another eccentric lift.  The eccentric lifting is so intense.  Since the counter weighted machine picks the weight up for us, we can stack on 30% more weight than our max concentric (normal) squats.  Today, we did 4 sets of 6 squats.  Each squat we go down for 6 second or longer before a set of coordination jumps.  It's gets pretty brutal.  Today, in our final eccentric lift before Europe, Roger and I got up to 385 lbs.  After we finished up that workout, we played some tennis with Woody, Bode's father, for an hour to fill a little down time between the eccentric workout and our core workout.

The final part of our workout was at Evergreen Gymnastics Gym in Bethlehem, a few minutes down the road from Bode's farm.  Evergreen has been really helpful over the last few months as we've been hammer workouts there all summer, which has been great for our core.  Mike Kenney and Jay Soucy, the owner of Evergreen, set up between 12-15 stations that take about 20-25 minutes to complete each circuit.  It's a brutal way to finish off a day, but our core is definitely in much better shape because of it.

Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well.  w

posted by Warner at 10/11/2007 10:19:00 PM


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