Totally Tristan

The ramblings of a man on an adventure called life...

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TBT 08/14/13…

WFH today, so I took off to The Big Top with the kids…  Had to bribe Little Man with ice cream to get him to go with me and once the daughter heard that, she was ready to go too.

They wanted to do the workout with me when we got there and I told them that it would be fun, but it would be tough and it was going to make them want to quit, but that they should just power through.  They got to the 4th item on the list before calling it a day and leaving me to finish the rest on my own.

  • 10 dead lifts - 135#
  • 20 thrusters - 20# db ea arm
  • 30 kb swings - 53#
  • 40 db squat cleans - 20# db ea arm
  • 50 squats
  • 50 oh lunges - 25# plate
  • 40 sit-ups
  • 30 dips
  • 20 box jumps - 20”
  • 10 turkish gu - 26.5# kb

Time: 38:41

I was spent.  I’m still spent almost two hours later.  I need to eat something real quick and then take the kids out for their ice cream…


Filed under the big top ice cream bribery works every time

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TBT 08/13/13…

Made it back to The Big Top after an amazing weekend at Point Lookout in Northport, Maine.  The resort was awesome.  The festivities, food, and everything included were top notch and nothing but the best.  Hopefully the wife’s work will send us again next year!

So yesterday was a recovery from the great weekend and no gym time.  Today, after Little Man got his braces we stopped at TBT before heading home.

The Bear: 5rds of 7 reps each, up in weight each rd, 1 min rest between rds.

  • power cleans
  • front squats
  • push press
  • back squats
  • push press

Wanted to start light since we had to up the weight each round, but not sure if it was light enough because I could only go up by 5# each round…

75, 80, 85, 90, 95

Now enjoying the rest of this mid-week day off with the family.  WFH tomorrow too, so no going to the office until Thursday for this guy!


Filed under the big top

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TBT 08/07/13…

Took yesterday off as a rest day.  Been in a funk of exhaustion and crabbiness since yesterday too.  Went to The Big Top tonight and it’s amazing how a great workout will change everything!

Tabata style (20/10):

  • pull-ups (banded)
  • row
  • oh sit-ups (35# plate)
  • weighted lunges (45# plate)
  • kb floor press (70#)
  • bb squats (45# bar)
  • planks
  • kb halos (44#)

Felt really good while doing it…and I really suck at pull-ups.  Like, completely awful at them and hate them.  A.LOT.  I put them in the workout because I hate them so much and I know I need to work on them.  Doesn’t mean I can’t complain…


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TBT 08/05/13…

After a weekend of partying and shenanigans, it was time to get back to The Big Top.  Tonight’s workout was picked out by the wife.  I wasn’t really looking forward to it…  There were some scary items on the list.  But we did it.

30 reps each:

  • double unders (60 singles)
  • kb swing (53#)
  • box jumps (24”)
  • sit-up to stand-up w/ 40# slam ball
  • slam ball (30#)
  • burpees
  • jumping lunges
  • push-ups
  • oh sit-ups (25# plate)
  • bb back squats (45#)

Time: 39:24

I was not looking forward to the sit-up to stand-up or the burpees…but they got done.

Home.  Dinner is done.  Now trying to relax and catch up on last night’s Dexter!


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Bleck….  Multiple shenanigans happened this weekend.  It was all a great time, but the scale definitely showed it.

LW: 243
CW: 249
Gain: 6!  Yikes!

Oh well, I’m sure a lot of it is due to lack of water…or healthy choices…  So back to the grind today.


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