Tuesday – Workout change up

Tuesday NInja Training

Based on the session I had with that personal trainer, and a few different conversations I’ve had with people, I decided to change things up a bit.

Changing always fills me with a heap of dread, because, in my mind, grinding away is the only way to build and improve… but the question I have to ask myself is ‘Am I grinding away at the right things?‘  So I’m going to try a couple of things out to see how it all fits.  I can always go back to my workouts as they were.

Tuesday prior to today:

  • P90X3 Complex Upper
  • Grip Strength workout
  • Obstacle training

A couple of people raised concerns that I was beating my tendonitis-y forearms up too much on one day… which was intentional because there was a lot of gainz to be gotten plus I wanted my elbows to recover by Friday’s Ninja Warrior class.

So, today was:

  • 5 minute warmup on rower
  • A series of pull-ups from various grips and bars
  • Push-ups on floor and on rings

That was one session and then the second session was just my tendonitis eccentric exercises on a cable machine.

I’m not sure how I feel… I totally don’t feel like I worked nearly as hard as I usually would on a Tuesday… but one PT said I needed more consistency in my week, and another said I should reduce my obstacle training to once a week until my tendonitis is healed.

I do feel that pull-ups using various grips is way more useful to me than my usual more-static grip strength workout, but I am worried about losing strength that I’ve built up.  My workout was super adhoc as I was just bouncing between different bits of the gym like a weirdo. I’ll have to think this through a bit more.

I didn’t train at lunchtime because my coccyx (tailbone) was super sore and tight.  I honestly don’t know what I did to that guy but he was really unhappy.


Training Journal Stats


  • Tendonitis in both elbows
  • Gammy left knee  (Quad steps two weeks ago)

Sore bits:

  • Coccyx sore

Goal for this week:

  • Reconfigure my workouts

Goals for June:

  • Successfully land a 9ft (2.7 meters) lache.
  • Successfully catch the UFO grab from a lache.

2017 goals:

  • Submit an application for Australian Ninja Warrior Season 2
  • Submit an application for American Ninja Warrior Season 10
  • Complete at least 5 obstacles in a NNL or UNAA comp

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