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Part 2, More about my TRANSFORMATION.

So I wanted to catch up from where I left off from my last post.

I was talking about when my “transformation” finally began.

I was in the 8th grade when I could REALLY start to tell the difference strength training was having on my performance and physique.

I was overpowering guys out on the mat with ease.

Football was going very well!

I started to take a HUGE liking to training in general.

I started to do two-a-days in the gym.

We would have our morning sessions for training, then I would sometimes come back in after lunch or before practices to get bicep curls in, abs, and pull ups.

I know extra sets of bicep curls and abs aren’t going to do you that much good as an athlete but at the time, I didn’t know and didn’t care!

For all I knew, doing that was going to get me faster, stronger, and bigger!

At home I would do wheel rollouts at lunch for sets of 50 for 3 sets.

It became a ritual…  Before I could eat anything, I would have to do my ab rollouts first.

I became obsessed!

I started doing pushups before I went to bed, just like Dan Gable used to do.

I would do sets of 50 until I couldn’t do anymore!

I would do crunches as I watched TV.

It was an endless stream of always moving and training.

When we went on vacation, or even on school trips, I would get so irritated if I didn’t get to train, I would go nuts!

I remember this one time; it was a school trip to Colorado.  We were there for 3 days and 2 nights.

I was so frustrated because there wasn’t a gym close by.

So I searched around the church.   Finally  I found a bathroom stall in the church we were staying in and I did 5 quick sets of pull ups on it.

I wanted to get them in quick before anyone came in and saw me.

This lasted all up through high school.

Another time I can remember was when we were in Scottsbluff, a small town way out in western NE for a baseball tournament.

Our games got rained out two days in a row.

As everyone else was watching TV and playing video games all day, I had to get out of the room and train!

I went down to the fitness room and hit a hard training session consisting of a circuit of squat jumps, pushups, lat pull downs, curl bar high pulls, and step ups.

I remember that training day real well!

I also remember, right after I got done,  having a talk with one of my teammates dads about how he thought I shouldn’t lift so much because I would lose flexibility in my upper body…

Ha I thought, shut the F up!!

There are just so many more stories and I’m excited to tell you all in the future!

Crazy training stories.

Ah memories!

LOTS more to come!

Here’s TODAY’s OLD SCHOOL STRENGTH Workout:

1A) 1 Arm DB Snatch 5 x 5

2A) Sumo DL w/ Bands 6 x 3

2B) Box Jumps @ 36′ 5 x 2, 1 x 6 rapid fire

3A) DB Push Press 3 x 8-12

3B) Hanging Leg Raises 3 x 20

For Time – Max Rounds In 5 Mins

4A) Rope Climb x 16 ft – NO Feet

4B) Handstand Push Up x 5

4C) Overhead Squat x 5 @ 115

Got 3 rounds + 1 rope climb ==>  MUST IMPROVE!

Live Life Aggressive and GET STRONG!

Travis

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