Thursday, July 29, 2010

Moss Point Community Center Yoga Class

We had a good class this morning doing Ashtanga Yoga for Life, Primary Series short form.

Classes are in the morning 9-10 AM and 6-7 PM Tuesday/Thursdays.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

chest back and medicine ball

10 lb medicine ball

this workout consisted of warm up, medicine ball workout from vendor package, tony's one on one, push ups using ball, chin ups (i am doing modified version), various medicine ball routines.

This a good core workout too as well as chest and back.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Another day of leading Ashtanga Yoga for Life

Now feeling much better, I am getting serious about the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series working on the more advanced versions and doing these in the class I teach, as learned from David Williams/P. Jois. For students I still mention the options, demonstrating, and then doing the advanced version.

Class was small today with one student, but we enjoyed the yoga.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series

Today my medicines run out, so i am still doing recovery, the shakeology; but this morning I did the full Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series doing the jump thrus for about half of the series. My balance and core are better and I am able to bind and do more of the advanced versions of each asana. My upper sinuses are still slightly congested, but much better.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Recovery Continued

This morning exercise started with Shakeology The 30 minute complete body workout. Prior to working out, I did not feel enough energy to start, but once warm up completed, I was ready.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Yoga Class this evening

I was only one at class, so I did the traditional minimum Ashtanga Yoga for Life routine : 3x SS-A, 3x SS-B, 3 final poses, and sivasana. It felt good leaving early today. The weather was beautiful and I enjoyed the view from Riverfront Community Center overlooking the River Lake.

Recovery continued

Wednesday exercise consisted of Shakeology The 30 minute workout, and it was challenging with the congestion affecting deep breathing, but it felt good. Afterwards I had the Greenberry meal replacement drink with my favorite fruits. During the day, I could feel the exhaustion from working out, but with meals it got better.

Thursday is much better day with being able to lead Ashtanga Yoga for Life class noticing muscles were feeling much better, and I could take deeper breaths clearing the bronchial tubes. This focus on the breath fired my senses feeling the air move around my body and the muscles stretching and contracting while we moved thru the vinyasas with the breath. It was awesome hearing the class breath in unison with the flow. It was like a meditative flow, really focused and breathing the breath of life.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


The doctor's shot and prescriptions helped with recovery, now feeling much better. So I taught yoga today Sivananda Style class. Quite a change from Ashtanga.

Lungs are OK, it's the bronchial tubes that contain moisture from throat congestion. so yogic breathing exercises really helped, plus the relaxing poses after 12 challenging basic poses from Sivananda.

Shakeology finally arrive, which is a protein shake with vitamins, enzymes, probiotics and good taste and energizing. For Lunch I had this as a meal replacement hoping to keep weight in healthy range. And have energy for tonight's class.

I was to begin P90x 2nd month; however I decided to do the shakeology workouts that came with the powdered packets until fully recovered from the flu.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sick Call

Fearing pneumonia, I went to the doctor today. He gave me a shot and prescription for 3 types of pill. One for infection, one for cough, one for congestion. I came home fell asleep, woke up and ate lunch. Now I am feeling much better.

As for exercise, maybe tomorrow and it will be an easy class teaching yoga.

As for P90x, I will repeat the recovery week, then start 2nd month.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

recovery week P90x phase 1

I just finished up recovery week doing yoga, but I have a head, chest cold with runny nose now. Sore muscles just from walking down the stairs this morning. I had to do the minimum yoga from Ashtanga, 3 SS-A, 3x SS-B, final 3 poses and rest. My muscles felt better but still tired. Tomorrow is much needed rest day. To avoid this in the future, I must cut back on the daily Ashtanga yoga, when combined with P90x, my body became weak and susceptible to illness.

I deleted my previous exercise blog with over two years of workouts. Problems developed with facebook and the blog. I deleted both accounts and then opened the blog same address, but lost the data.

Friday, July 16, 2010


I gathered this information about Training from Steve Edwards blog and changed it somewhat for it applied to climbing:

According to Steve Edwards of BB (, training is “a systematic, disciplined approach to improve performance.” I hear a lot of gym rats say they are “training”, but if I probe them about the specifics, there aren’t any. They just “workout” or “lift weights” every other day, or when they have time. That is not training. Training is a pre-meditated routine that is planned intelligently with the hope of attaining some tangible goal. It should be designed deliberately to transform your body towards what ever end you have in mind, then it should draw from the body of knowledge available by using specific exercises to create the gains that are desired.

Why Train?
It seems every time someone asks a question about training, or attempts to have a meaningful discussion, it doesn’t take long for some moron to chime in with “I train my biceps by lifting a beer up to my fat face.” Insecure and below average climbers love to bash those of us with enough self respect to seek improvement. Someone once said: “Anything worth doing is worth doing well.” I believe this applies to climbing as well as it does anything else in life. I cannot understand the attitude of someone who would spend every weekend out on the rock, but not be at least mildly interested in getting better.

1. The only way to ensure steady, continued improvement is with training.
2. The second, and to me, most compelling reason to train is injury prevention.
3. a third reason to train is that it simply takes less time. Because of the systematic nature of training, it is the most efficient way to completely and thoroughly workout.

Today's workout training program was P90x Core Synergistics recovery week phase 1. Goal is to build strength and lose body fat from the omentum (belly area).

Thursday, July 15, 2010

P90x Round 3 recovery week

Stretch X for P90x

I taught yoga class this am, using Sivananda Basics class which is more relaxing practice than the Ashtanga Yoga for Life class we have been working on for several weeks. We all needed a change of pace with the summer heat and my P90x workouts.

Evening class at MPCC ended up personal meditation for 20 minutes, and then driving home.