From Student to Teacher

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Dominic brought friend of his to with us. Preston looked like what I did about a year ago: , but not obese. The first question I asked him was if he’d ever worked out before. He said he used go to the gym. Right then and there I knew this was going to have trouble with the workout. But, to tell you to the truth I was surprised by his determination. Hopefully I’ll see this kid again. Would love to work with him.


Burpees 10-20-30
KB Swings 5-10-15

Time: 10:51.07

Preston was unable to finish the workout. This is a combined time for al three of us. Basically the order was Me, , and Preston. When the first person finished , the next person started burpees, etc. You’d always have one person , although the rest periods weren’t much.

We were able to get a few Pushups out of Preston before he collapsed on to the ground and made a comment about the ground feeling like a bed. Dom’s famous line: “Well don’t go to sleep!”

Because I felt I had a bit left in me, I challenged Dom to the following workout:

3 rounds for time:
10 Burpees
5 Swings

My time: 4:11.83
Doms Time: 7:37.98

One thing I noticed was that Dom was teaching Preston a lot of the that I was. He was acting like a coach, and very good one at that. Makes you feel good when your student becomes a teacher.


Breakfast: 1 bowl oatmeal

Post Workout: Protien Shake & 2 homemade burritos (Black beans, whole wheat tortilla, lettuce, sauce, olive oil)
Later on: Banana
4:00 PM: 2 slices Sprouted Bread Toasted w/ Peanut Butter
8:00 PM: Tofu thingamagig that my mom made
8:30 PM: Some bean-type food that my mom made, with 3 roti (a type of indian bread)

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