Thursday, June 14, 2007

My First Day at Excel

So I've decided to blog about my experience at Excel and if first impressions are indicative of what's to come, this is going to be one heck of a summer. So to give some back story, I had attended a G-Flux Seminar by Dr. John Berardi about a month ago (and if you don't know who Berardi is, you probably should familiarize yourself with his work on nutrition). The seminar was held at Excel in Waltham, MA. At the seminar I was pretty floored by the gym layout. It certainly wasn't your typical gym, and after meeting Eric Cressey, I knew this would be a place I could get used to.

So anyways, today I headed back to Excel to meet with Eric for my evaluation. We did some testing and he had me do some foam rolling and mobility work. Then we tested my bench, and vertical jump which resulted in a 135lb. bench, and 18" vertical jump. And in case you are wondering I am aware as to how sad those numbers are. I weighed in at 175lbs. There was more to this evaluation but I'm just giving the highlights. So basically I have some posture issues to deal with, but that's nothing I didn't know already. I'm hoping to strengthen my back up as well because sitting at a desk all day isn't really doing wonders for it (nevermind the ass time from the plane rides at my last job rotation).

Oh and Eric took some before pictures. I'll try and get my hands on them, but I'm probably not going to post those until I get some after results. I'll be training 3x a week starting on Saturday. I'll have to dial in my diet for sure in the next couple days, though it's not any drastic changes as I've been pretty good lately, sticking to Berardi's Precision Nutrition.

Until next time,


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