Saturday, September 25, 2010

Genaric Tough Guy Conditioning.

As a full time student, I am mostly on top of my academic game.  The trade of here is that I have become "fat, and slow".  Currently this is not a huge tragedy.  It is the beginnings of the "off" season, I am studying full time, and I feel entitled to pumpkin pie.  Yet as an elite athlete I know that an "off" season is somewhat of a fallacy.  So in order to compensate for being a slow, fat, pie chomping bookworm I will begin an athletic program of Generic Tough Guy Conditioning.

One may ask, what constitutes Generic Tough Guy Conditioning.  In order to properly explain we must first define the terms.

Generic - non specific.  Zefram Chochrane once said,  "Don't try to be a great man, just be a man."  This quote can be modified for Generic conditioning. "Don't try to be a cyclist, just be an athlete."  The off season is the perfect time for this.  Workouts needn't be specific to cycling, they need only improve your fitness in a well rounded manner.

Conditioning - to prepare for a desired state of being.  To build the tallest pyramid one must have the broadest base.  an athlete must also have a broad base.  A cyclist requires a specific skill set, but an elite athlete requires a wide range of tools to develop their abilities.  Conditioning will develop the bases for strength, power, flexibility, speed, endurance, kinetic awareness and reaction timing.

Tough Guy - Workouts will be inspired by Rocky Balboa and Corey Borolien.

Rocky Balboa

Corey Borolien
No footage available.  Corey is far too intense. You can't handle it.

principles of the Generic Tough Guy Conditioning program.

 - Cardio is key. I will be training with the Huskies Cross Country and Track teams.  However all forms of cardio are acceptable.
Running (in sand, in snow, up mountains)
swimming (butterfly is preferred)
cycling (in all forms, duh)
escaping KGB
 chasing chickens

- Core Training.  This cannot be under estimated.  To be a tough guy is to do more sit-ups than is humanly possible.  To be truly tough one should receive gut punches while working the abdominal muscles and/or perform all exercises inverted.

- Flexibility, Tough guys understand the importance of YOGA.  But to a tough guy it is simply called stretching and there is no need to pay for it.

-Strength,  tough guys are strong.  You know this. Endorsed activities include,
Weight Lifting (Free weights only)
Lifting in general
Logs, rocks, chains, people, The more unconventional the better.
pulling things, tires, sleds, cars, farm equipment.

-power. Strength is nothing without speed.

See Strength building activities, then do them faster.
Also include, chopping wood, cutting down trees, throwing large rocks.

Once the condition is established specific preparation can begin.  Then fight the Russian, take the title, go ten rounds, be a rock. Whatever, be tough.

 Training shall be based solely on feel,
while racing shall be guided by sensations and instinct.

Cuylar Conly

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The 14 Day Work Week

And why I have not Posted.

I believe that everyone out there is familiar with the 14 day work week.  I think that at some Point everyone experiences this Phenomenon.  You know the case.  It's crunch time, and you find yourself working long days everyday for 2 weeks.  Well the last two weeks have been my 14 day Work week.  

I have been working "crunch time" help at the University Bookstore.  This amounts to 40 hours a week until September 17th.  (I still have 2 full days remaining.)  On it's own this is not so bad.  However, two weeks ago Fall Term classes have started of which I have five this semester.  I have begun life-guarding as well.  To tally this up I am working full time at the bookstore, we can agree that 5 classes is a full time job, and I am life-guarding part time.  This is the equivalent of double and a half.  Needless to say I am attempting to train for the Huskies X-country running team.  

perhaps I do too much. C'est la vie.

Aside from the general disorganization, stack of loose paper on my desk, to do list, laundry, lack of hygiene, and lack of sleep  it seems to be going all right.  I only have two days left of this. 

Although this weekend the $-17 is gonna hit the fan, I think I can pull out on top.  By Sunday night pulling out on top will constitute having a fatter wallet, being on par with course work, eliminating the above disorganization, not getting fat, and having a good night sleep.  I will let you know how it goes.

 This week, Its All About Da Bones.

Cuylar Conly


Monday, September 6, 2010

Off The Grid

Well I was at the lake.  No internet. No TV. No mobile. It was Great!  And surprisingly easy to go cold turkey.

While I was at the lake I was unable to Post Pics.  However I was able to take Pics.  I have now completed my ten day Photo challenge.  Success! And a lesson learned. 

Media is meant to be shaken not stirred.  Enjoy.





my schedule for the next 4 months. On the back is a list of my fears.

Training shall be based solely on feel,
while racing shall be guided by sensations and instinct.

Cuylar Conly

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Beating the Rush


I am off to Waskasui Tomoz.  I am sooo stoked.   Time for some Beach action!  I will be taking my bike of course.  But this weekends training is to balance out the various shades of white and brown on my body.

Training shall be based solely on feel,
while racing shall be guided by sensations and instinct.

Cuylar Conly

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Get'r Done

Burnin the Midnight oil

Training shall be based solely on feel,
while racing shall be guided by sensations and instinct.

Cuylar Conly