Thursday, August 26, 2010

TACFIT Commando and Bush Removal

This is my first post on my blog but there will be many more to come. I am mainley doing this to keep track of my workouts for the years to come. This way I can look back on it an see what I have done and how I change things yada yada yada.

I have had an issue with my left knee and have been recovering for about two weeks now I am about 90% right now and hope to be 100% with in two mew weeks.

This is what I did today...

TACFIT Commando Recruit: Level 2

Intu-Flow® Warmup
Prasara Cooldown

RPE: 5-6
RPD: 2-3
RPT: 7

I did the Recruit 2 workout today but didn't keep score I was just testing the waters with the knee to see how things went. I think they went pretty well but I can tell that this Recruit 2 program is going to be a tough one for me. That's ok because I like that challenge...

Lunge Twist - (I started off with a normal lunge from Recruit 1 because my coach told me not to put too much strain on the knee. After two rounds I started with the lunge twist and I must say I didn't feel any strain on my knee in this one.

Revolving Table - I can tell that I am going to have a bit of a challenge remembering what hand to start with on this one. I was getting confused at first but I started to get it by the end of the 8 rounds. My knee was a little sore when I come up into the deep squat position but it was not pain that would stop me from doing it.

Scorpion Crucifix - this one is interesting, I have to make sure I keep checking my form. My left leg goes over not problem but my right leg I can feel a bit of a tug in the knee. It’s strange because it's not the injured one. I can really feel it in my outer quads when doing this exercise.

Bear Squat - My knee felt better than I thought it would on this one. I am having the problem that I knew I would have. That is that I just don't feel comfortable in the upward dog position. I am not that flexible and it's hard to come in and out of the pose for all 8 rounds. I had to take a break through one round. It needs some work.

Rocca Forearm - Same as above I had to take two breaks on this one because my shoulders started to feel "week" and I really don't need another injury. I think this was the hardest exercise in Recruit 2.

Bridge Clap - This one wasn't so bad but it was harder than I thought it was going to be to do it for 8 rounds. No issue with the knee on this one at all.
This I hope to get out of Recruit #2 is my downward dog flexibility and my flexibility all together. I think doing enough bear squats and rocca forearms will help with this.

I also took out three bushes today from my backyard man what a workout that was. I had the shuvels, axe, hatchet and rake going. I felt like I got in a great workout today between Commando and the bushes I'm beat.


morazi said...

Congrats on getting started with a blog! It does really help, and I've found it pretty interesting to be able to look back and see how I was doing a month or 2 ago. I haven't built up the history that Dean has, but it is still motivating to look back a short while and see some progress. If we stick with it, I'm sure we'll both build up a long history and find it very motivating and informative.

One question, are you tracking reps in your Tabata session at all? Looking back, I think that might have been nice to keep track of to see the progress over time. I know in the first program I was able to move in reps quite a few times and it was cool to see the progress on paper. Might be even nicer to see that progress in your blog. Just a thought.

Brian said...

Morazi thanks for checking out my blog I just finished sending you’re a comment on yours. It's looking good keep it up!

As far as keeping tracking of my Commando sessions. I was keeping track of them in Recruit #1 however due to my knee injury I had to put Commando on pause for a few weeks. The above session was just a "tester" to see how things would go so I didn't want to push myself too hard by keeping score. I was just going through the motions so to speak.

Deanmc said...

Nice going Brian, looking forward to following your blog and your training.


Brian said...

Thanks Dean! Good to see you here.