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Where Have I Been? (Spring/Summer 2014 Edition)

I know that there aren’t too many people who follow my blog, and that’s OK, because some posts are very popular (I translate that to “useful” or “interesting”). For those few fortunate souls who have noticed that I haven’t posted anything for a few months, thank you! I hope you’re a member of the Facebook […]

8 Weeks to SEALFIT: On-Ramp Week 4 (Work Capacity)

GHD sit up

There have been Work Capacity sections in every workout since Week 1 of SEALFIT On-Ramp. The focus this week is on Work Capacity as “the ability to do more work in less time” (p. 104). We will be able to do more work by increasing strength and cardiovascular endurance.

GHD sit up

The influence […]

8 Weeks to SEALFIT: On-Ramp Week 3 (Stamina)

Power Clean (bodybuilding.com)

Power Clean (bodybuilding.com)

The concept of stamina in SEALFIT is not a timed workout (as many Crossfit-style workouts are), and it is not high intensity interval training (HIIT). It is moderate intensity, volume-based training. There are “chipper” sessions, with lots of reps at a moderate intensity, and other sessions which are “rounds for completion” […]

8 Weeks to SEALFIT: On-Ramp Week 2 (Strength)

The SEALFIT schedule includes strength training four days per week. Unlike P90X, which is primarily “body split” training (upper body one day, lower body the next, etc.), SEALFIT uses a specific barbell lift as the focus for each day. For example, there are overhead presses, deadlifts, squats, etc.

The overall goal of the program is […]