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Strength in Motion (SIM) Day 24: Week 6 Day 4
Sunday, April 12, 2009      7 comments

Ok, so this blog is a bit overdue, but this last week has been pretty big. I was a third of my way through this workout when I got a call that one of our friends passed over from a long battle with cancer. It was a bit of a sudden, expected bl... Read more
Strength in Motion (SIM) Day 23: Week 6 Day 3
Thursday, April 02, 2009      2 comments

What a difference a day off makes. After my 3 day marathon of SIM and aikido, I had only aikido yesterday, and so had a good chance to recover. I left today's workout until the p.m., and all together, these factors helped me have a very succes... Read more
Strength in Motion (SIM) Day 22: Week 6 Day 2
Tuesday, March 31, 2009      1 comments

Ok, so this was the third consecutive workout and boy, it was tough. Having that day of rest after two days is really useful. However, I'm really happy I put forth the effort and got back on track with my original schedule. That said, think I... Read more
Strength in Motion (SIM) Day 21: Week 6 Day 1
Monday, March 30, 2009      0 comments

Feeling much stronger everywhere and it's currently showing in my numbers. My body weight is much the same, and I truly think that, besides the program itself, the foam roller is making a huge difference. I'll get off that tip soon enough, but... Read more
Strength in Motion (SIM) Day 20: Week 5 Day 4
Sunday, March 29, 2009      0 comments

This was another breakthrough week, this time with the introduction of the foam roller. Within days my strength and flexibility improved more dramatically than I thought, considering I didn't spend all that much time on it. Wasn't even sure it... Read more
Strength in Motion (SIM) Day 19: Week 5 Day 3
Thursday, March 26, 2009      1 comments

Well, today was an awesome day. Had a great workout today, and then we were off to Osaka for a day of spending money. Sid was the one who had the biggest expense of the day... Read more
Strength in Motion (SIM) Day 18: Week 5 Day 2
Tuesday, March 24, 2009      0 comments

Great effort today. Really inspired last night. We watched Raw For Life, and it really showed a lot of great information on eating raw. Not sure if we'll go totally that w... Read more
Strength in Motion (SIM) Day 17: Week 5 Day 1
Monday, March 23, 2009      1 comments

Well, Month 2 began today, and it felt great to be back at it! Last week was my week off, and wow, I needed it! I only had one day of aikido, and one day of KBs. I did Newport from AOS and it was really nice to change it up and hit the mu... Read more
Strength in Motion (SIM) Day 16: Week Four, Day 4
Monday, March 16, 2009      2 comments

Yuta!!! Month 1 is FINISHED!! Feel very good about the program and very grateful for the rest this week. Together with the aikido, this program has proven very demanding, and the results in terms of performance are all I could have hoped ... Read more
Strength in Motion (SIM) Day 15: Week Four, Day 3
Sunday, March 15, 2009      1 comments

Well, behind a blog. This weekend was great, but a bit busy. I managed to get in my day 15, but it was tight. Lots of aikido this weekend, as I did some volunteer work at one of my friend's school. There were some kids from Australia here on... Read more
Strength in Motion (SIM) Day 14: Week Four, Day 2
Thursday, March 12, 2009      1 comments

It's a bit funny to look up and see that I've only done 14 workouts when I feel like I do, and am seeing the results I'm seeing. There are two more to enjoy before the recommended week off, and now that it's encroaching, I can see why. Togethe... Read more
Strength in Motion (SIM) Day 13: Week Four, Day 1
Tuesday, March 10, 2009      1 comments

Well, Sunday was fantastic, but very, very demanding. It could not have been scripted any better, to be honest. Because of it's demand, however, I took Monday from SIM off, and moved it to today, which means I'll do these next four days st... Read more
Strength in Motion (SIM) Day 12: Week Three, Day 4
Friday, March 06, 2009      2 comments

I was going to skip today in vie of Sunday's event, but in the end, the thought of leaving a page blank in this 6 month program got the better of me. I didn't go hard; kept myself in check; and enjoyed the fact that it was another day done.... Read more
Strength in Motion (SIM) Day 11: Week Three, Day 3
Thursday, March 05, 2009      1 comments

Another good workout. Taking it easy today and tomorrow, as Sunday is our Aikido Embukai and I want to be up for it. I will be up there more than usual, so want legs to be fresh and recovery fast. Starting to prepare my meals for the ... Read more
Strength in Motion (SIM) Day 10: Week Three, Day 2
Tuesday, March 03, 2009      0 comments

Well, did 1:1 30 sec on, 30 sec off on RDs and ADs right the way through today, and it was a real rush! Still maintaining and improving. Noticing that days with the 60 sec break on ADs helps with increasing size, so keeping the mix up is a... Read more

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