August 26 – P90X Shoulders and Arms + Ab Ripper X / August 27 Grouse Grind Hike with 20 lb Weight Vest / August 31 P90X Legs and Back + Ab Ripper X

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Hiking up Grouse Mountain and doing the Grouse Grind can humble you on the best of days…even more so when you are wearing a 20 lb weight vest…I like to refer to the Grind as THE STAIRMASTER FROM HELL!!!
– FlashAddict

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August 26 – P90X Shoulders and Arms + Ab Ripper X

alternating shoulder press – 35 lbs x 8

in and out bicep curl – 35 lbs x 12 (heavy)

two arm tricep kickback – 25 lbs x 12

alternating shoulder press – 30 lbs x 10

in and out bicep curl – 30 lbs x 10

two arm tricep kickback – 30 lbs x 10

ballistic stretch

deep swimmers press – 30 lbs x 7 (heavy)

full supination conccentration curls – 35 lbs x 6 (heavy)

chair dips x 32

deep swimmers press – 25 lbs x 9

full supination conccentration curls – 30 lbs x 10

chair dips x 23

ballistic stretch

upright rows – 35 lbs x 10

static arm curls – 30 lbs x 16 (ow)

flip grip twist kickbacks – 15 lbs x 10 (arms tired)

upright rows – 35 lbs x 8

static arm curls – 20 lbs x 16

flip grip twist kickbacks – 20 lbs x 8

stretch

seated shoulder flys – 20 lbs x 10

crouching cohen curls – 30 lbs x 10 (tired)

lying down tricep extensions – 30 lbs x 10 (heavy)

seated shoulder flys – 15 lbs x 16

seated cohen curls 25 lbs x 10

lying down tricep extensions 30 lbs x 8 (tired)

stretch

straight arm shoulder flys – 20 lbs x 10 (heavy)

congdon curls – 25 lbs x 8 (ow)

side – tri -rise – 30 each side (ow!)

straight arm shoulder flys – 15 lbs x 10

congdon curls – 25 lbs x10

side – tri -rise – 30 each side (owwwwwwwww)

cooldown

PLUS AB RIPPER X WORKOUT AS WELL

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Total Workout Time:
1 hour 33 minutes

Total Calories burned
1213

Average Heart Rate:
135

Max Heart Rate:
176

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August 27 Grouse Grind Hike with 20 lb Weight Vest

At least I made it to the peak of the mountain under 1 hour and 45 minutes. It was very tough going up the mountain with the obvious added 20 lb weight on my shoulders, plus my backpack with 3 bottles of water, but once you reach the clearing at the top, it makes it all worthwhile!

Total Workout Time:
1 hour 44 minutes 57 seconds

Total Calories burned
1604

Average Heart Rate:
148

Max Heart Rate:
171

The Grouse Grind® Trail
The popular Grouse Grind® is a 2.9-kilometre trail up the face of Grouse Mountain, commonly referred to by Vancouverites as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster.” Over 110-thousand hikers a year take on the challenge of the rugged terrain and steep climb, starting at the Valley Station and finishing at the Peak’s plateau, for a total elevation gain of 2,800-feet. The average climb takes just over an hour, with beginners requiring up to two hours to complete the trek.

Length: 2.9 kilometres (1.8 miles)
Elevation Gain: 853 metres (2,800 feet)
– Base: 274 metres above sea level (900 feet)
– Summit: 1,127 metres (3,700 feet)
– Total Stairs: 2,830
Statistics: Annually, over 100,000 people hike the Grind™.
Average Time: On average it takes up to an hour and a half to complete the hike.
For novice hikers, up to two hours is recommended.
Participants: Hikers range in age from 7 to 90, with an equal male/female split.

Course Record
The official course record to date for men is 26:19 held by Michael Simpson set at the 2007 Grouse Grind Mountain Run®. For women, the record is 31:04 held by Leanne Johnston and set at the 2007 event. Unofficially (that is, a record set outside the annual Grouse Grind Mountain Run®) the course record is an amazing 24:22, set by two-time World Mountain Running champion Jonathan Wyatt of New Zealand. Jonathan set the record in June of 2004 while visiting Vancouver. The renowned runner has also participated in the Olympic Games and the Commonwealth Games.


http://www.grousemountain.com/Summer/summer-activities/vancouver-bc-hiking-trails-trips/grouse-grind.asp

http://www.grousemountain.com/

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August 31 P90X Legs and Back + Ab Ripper X wearing 20 lbs weight vest:

Holy $hit my heart rate hit 183 beats per minute during this workout yesterday…I was a lil tired afterwards…

balance lunges – 10 each side with 25 lbs x 2

calf raise squats – 25 x 2 lbs x 12

reverse chin pullups – 14 green band pulls

super skaters – 12 each side

wall squats 90 seconds @ 90 degrees

wide front pull-ups – 14 green band wide pulls

step back lunges – 25 lbs x 8 each side

alternating side lunges – 25 lbs x 8 each side

close grip overhand pull-ups – 14 close in green band pulls

single leg wall squats – 1 min ow

dead lift squats – 10 each leg

switch grip pullups – 16 green band switch jumping pull-ups

water break

three way lunges – 5 rounds each leg

sneaky lunges – 14 each leg

reverse grip chin-ups – 16 green band reverse chin ups

chair salutations – 1 minute

toe roll iso lunges – 16 each side

wide front pull-ups – 12 wide green band pulls

groucho walk – 45 secs

calf raises – 15 slow / 10 fast x 3 (out, mid, in stances) with 25 lbs x 2

close grip overhand pull-ups – 16 green band close pulls

80-20 siebers speed squats – 15 each side

switch grip pull-ups – 16 green band switch pull-ups

cooldown

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AB RIPPER X

Total Workout Time
1 hour 32 minutes

Total Calories Burned:
1248 calories

Average Heart Rate
138 avg

Max Heart Rate:
183 max!!!!!!

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