My Absence

January 29, 2012By Tony MatesiNews No Comments

I know I disappeared for a week basically but unfortunately I came down with a nasty bug that kept me from doing much of anything. I’m fully recovered now and will be back to torturing myself in such splendid ways. I’m really looking forward to training again, being sick left me feeling so worthless every … Read More

Protein Bars Experiment Round 1

January 23, 2012By Tony MatesiNutrition, Recipes No Comments

I found this recipe a few weeks ago and have been wanting to toy with it ever since. I finally got around to making a trip to the store (I hate going grocery shopping, takes too much time away from working out, hehe). I picked up all the things I was missing, wheat germ, flax … Read More

Workout of the Day 1-23-12

January 23, 2012By Tony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Tonight was simple in concept, but proved to be a pretty wicked workout in execution. Warm-up 50 Burpees 50 crunches Workout 10 sets of 10 burpee to wide grip pull ups 3 sets of 8, 10 and 15 reps of alternating bicep curls with increased weight each set 1 set of bicep curls – burnout … Read More

Hiking in Busse Woods: Solo Training Camp

January 22, 2012By Tony MatesiTraining Camps, Workouts 1 Comment

So it ended up being just me, myself, and my rucksack today. Turns out some people were still sleeping or hungover this morning. So I got to Busse Woods and headed out around 9:45am this morning. I packed my slightly smaller rock today, I think it’s around 40lbs or so I’ll have weigh it one … Read More

Workout of the Day 1-18-12

January 18, 2012By Tony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Today was not a pleasant workout. I wanted to try finding a more trail like route to run near my home so I ventured out in my car and parked near the Klein Creek Farm a couple miles from my home. I set out with my headlamp on and found it difficult to find an … Read More

Workout of the Day 1-17-12

January 17, 2012By Tony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Went for another run with my ruck today. I made some modifications before I set out though. The past couple times I went out with my 50lb rock in the ruck I realized I needed to add some padding to avoid hurting my back from the jagged edges of the rock. I picked up some … Read More

Workout of the Day 1-16-12

January 16, 2012By Tony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Todays workout was short and sweet since I got home late from work. I opted for a 20 minute speed workout. The sequence is as follows: 50 burpee to tuck jumps 100 sit ups 50 bodyweight squats Circuit Series: each exercise in order for 3 sets 10 Tricep Pull downs 20 jumping lunges 10 medicine … Read More

What do you get with a Ruck, a Rock, and a Tire?

January 15, 2012By Tony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

A freaking outstanding workout thats what you get! Today I wanted to get some practice in having my ruck with weight on my back while I did my workout. Once I was ready I grabbed my rock and wrapped it in a towel, placed it in my ruck and strapped in. Then I went and … Read More

When the Calf Strikes Back

January 11, 2012By Tony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Tonight’s run started out fairly decent. I had planned on making this a long run and though the distance was decent I ended up getting revisited by a calf cramp that started to hinder my performance a few nights ago. I had just shrugged it off to being soreness from taking a week or so … Read More