by Jason Jaksetic and Carrie Adams

WOD 6-14-11 guest appearance! Forged Athlete gym in Omaha, NE gets it done today!

w/u Prowler Sprints x 4
super sets
2A) KB/DB 1 Arm Snatch 10, 8, 6, 4, 2
2B) Box Jump 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
3A) Sandbag Push Press 4 x 6
3B) Strict Pull Ups 4 x submax
4A) Kettlebell Swings 3 x 15
4B) Handwalks 3 x max
5A) Heavy Sled (tire) Drags x 3
Run two miles

She says:That was AWESOME! Thanks Travis and Joe!  Video footage of me pushing a sled and dragging a tire is rad…”

Soundtrack: “Demon Speeding” by Rob Zombie.

Gym: Forged Athlete in Omaha, Nebraska

WOD 6-15-11
Schedule a morning & evening session. Or workouts at least 4 hours apart. These sessions compliment each other as to rip your upper body up.
Morning: 3 sets of push-ups (max out reps) with 5 min recovery

Evening: 9 sets of chin-ups…same amount of reps each time with 60 seconds recovery in between.

She says:Working out twice worked out perfectly today…but my arms won’t work tomorrow.”

Okay, push ups are just not my favorite thing ever.  But I did 60, 52, then 47.   

Chin ups are still a problem, but I am getting so much stronger in my upper body.  First three sets I did 3 unassisted.  Then I did 20 assisted for the remaining six sets.  My sandbag T-Rex is helping me get there!

He says:I’m recovering well from the long crazy weekend of training.  No sense killing myself before Death Race.”

I tried to do Sunday’s workout immediately after 24 hours of hiking over 55 miles with a 40lbs back pack over two Vermont summits (my long run).
Yeah, well….it didn’t work out to well.  I just lay face first on floor.

Waking up Monday morning, I only stretched and did all my god damn Spartan work I probably should have been doing Saturday and Sunday when I was wondering the mountains.

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by Carrie Adams

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I headed to Omaha Nebraska’s Forged Athlete Gym for a good ol’ fashioned ass kicking last week and owner’s Travis Stoetzel and Joe Chizek treated me and my friend Casey to a really awesome workout!  These guys mean business and they train hard and aggressive!  Loved every minute of it!  I got to push a sled and even drag a tire filled with weight.  I felt like the Barn Beast for a second…

Travis blogged about it and I couldn’t have said it better myself so here it is in Travis’s own words from website –!  Thanks for a great day and a whole new brand of soreness I haven’t had in a while!

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