Sunday, 31 May 2009

Sunday fun

Had a BBQ at Bwain and Jools and had a great time fighting the boys and playing with some action figures
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Caveman Dad and Greyhound racing

My oldest son did the drwing above of me as a caveman...but check out my caveman kettlebell!

Saturday night was also my mate Kevins stag night. The first part of it was at the Greyhound racing at Shawfield Stadium in Glasgow.
Its the first time I have been to it and was really interested in seeing what a proper racing dog is like compared to my retired greyhound
Didnt have any idea how to place a bet but after getting a quick lesson from Bwian - i bet on the first few races with no success.

Then I hit a winner and for a £4 bet I won £44.64 back!

Another few bets later - no more wins, but at the end of the night I was still up by £20 so very happy with that.

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Saturday, 30 May 2009


CrossFit Redux Day 12


5 rounds for time of

400m run
30 box jumps 24inch
30 wall ball 22pound bal to 8 foot target

time 32mins 56secs

Did this at 9am and its all ready really hot, shouldnt have wore a black t-shirt though.

Used Google Earth to measure out 200m from my front gate. It is alomost exactly to the end of the street so runs were just a bit over 400m

Friday, 29 May 2009

Busy day

Didnt have time train today as I had a very busy day - pt session, college interview, work, Guitar Hero Metallica

Had interview at college today for a place on the Classroom Assistant course - I got on it. Just need to get my disclosure in and Im sorted. Start the course in August, its part time so Im still going to work.


Thursday, 28 May 2009


CrossFit Redux day 11

Thruster 1-1-1-1-1-1-1

40kg, 50kg, 60kg, 70kg, 80kg then stopped

the 80kg was strong but slow, so stopped there

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

WOD extra

CrossFit redux day 10

wanted to do something

CF Endurance workout - 30secs on 20secs rest x 8 full out sprints...well first one might have been called a sprint

Tuesday, 26 May 2009


CrossFit redux day 9


20 pull ups
30 push ups
40 sit ups
50 squats

5 rounds

rest 3 mins between rounds

r1 -3.58
r2 - 5.49
r3 - 7.10
r4 - 8.08
r5 - 8.22

that much

My 5km run

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Monday, 25 May 2009



5km run

25mins 10secs

Softball day 2

So 2 days of softball and we didnt win 1 single game. Its not that we played badly ( well we did in some of the games ) its that we were up against teams that were 2 levels above us, teams we would not usually be up against in tournaments
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Saturday, 23 May 2009

The Tartan Tournament

Day 1 of our Softball teams first tournament of the year - and we lost 6 out of 6 games. We didn't play that bad, its that we played teams that are usually in the league above us

It was cold and overcast but me Jackie and the kids somehow managed to get a bit of sunburn

Four maybe five games tomorrow depending on how well we play
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Friday, 22 May 2009


CrossFit Redux day 7


Three rounds for time of:

Run 800 meters
50 Back Extensions
50 Sit-ups

Did anchored sit ups and good mornings with the Olympic bar. Runs were 860m - from my front door, up to the track, round it then back to the house. Then a quick walk through the house to the Hobo gym for the sit ups and good mornings

Time - 25mins 28secs

Managed all sit ups and good mornings unbroken, so next time need to run faster if i want to get under 25mis

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Thursday, 21 May 2009

Businessman Fran


CrossFit Redux day 6


Two rounds, of each couplet, for time of:

750 meter Row
20 Handstand Push-ups

115 pound Thruster, 20 reps
20 L-Pull-ups

(row + hspu twice then thruster + pull up twice)

Time 30mins 24secs

Rows 2min 51secs and 3min 00secs

That was a slog but i really enjoyed it. First time doing hspu for ages so did them down to a foam pad about 3inch thick and did tuck pull up for the L pull ups


This is todays workout


Two rounds, of each couplet, for time of:

750 meter Row
20 Handstand Push-ups

115 pound Thruster, 20 reps
20 L-Pull-ups

So do the row and HSPU twice then the thruster and L-pull up twice...this is going to leave a mark.

I will be making 2 subs - reduced ROM hspu, and the L-pull ups will be tuck pull ups

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Check this video


CrossFit Redux day 5


4 rounds for time

400m run
50 squats

time 12mins 23secs

went to the local sports centre to use the track, but when i got there I found out there was a big athletics meeting on. So came home and used the old track tat is just up the road from me. Its an old greyhound track that has been tarmacked over and is covered in holes, glass, dog shit etc. But it done the trick!

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Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Video from todays workout

Team workout from Davie Easton on Vimeo.

Maverick Strength and Conditioning


CrossFit rest Day

Well...i didnt rest! Headed up to my mates new gym, Maverick Strength and Conditioning and did a team workout with him and Russell.

The workout was taken from the CrossFit Journal video form a few days ago, it went like this -

3 man team, one person working at a time, 7 rounds of 7 burpee, 7 big tire jumps, 7 db hang squat clean. One person complets a round, then next one goes, then last one.

Derek lasted 5 rounds, and me and Russell finished the 7.

Partial squats are never good

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Messing around at the gym

Messing around at the gym from Davie Easton on Vimeo.

Monday, 18 May 2009


CrossFit Redux day 4

for time

500m row
30 bench press 2 x 25kg DB
1,000m row
20 bench press
2,000m row
10 bench press

time 20mins 54secs

rows 1.47, 3.49, 7.59

then later

CrossFit Redux day 4 part 2

CF Endurance WOD

30secs work / 20ecs rest x 8 rounds on C2 rower - Full out efforts


that sucked

Sunday, 17 May 2009

My results from the KB games

One handed hammer throw - 76ft 6 inches

11kg kettlebell throw - 31 ft 3 inches

3 mins 25kg one handed kettlebell swing - 120

One arm 11kg kb lock out - 44 seconds

3 mins 25kg kb snatch - 86

Crucifix with 2 x 11kg kb - 47 seconds

3 mins clean and press with 25kg kb - 63

Farmers walk with 2 x 45kg kb - 21.8

UKKA Kettlebell Games 2009

So another year another great showing at the UKKA KB Games

I got joint 2nd again...beaten again by Ben Walker from CrossFit Tyneside.

Jools won the ladies events by default - she was the only girl taking part. So to make it a bit more interesting, she did all the events at the ladies weights, then went on to take part in the mens events

Thanks to Stan Pike for organising the games and to all the guys that took part
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Kettlebell Games 2009

So first 3 days back on the WOD went well. Lats and chest a bit sore form Cindy but not too bad. Rested on Friday as it was an official rest day but also took saturday off as I have the UKKA KETTLEBELL GAMES on Sunday. A mix of kettlebell and throwing events, this is a great day out.

Will post photos up later tonight but here are a couple of videos from 2007

Friday, 15 May 2009


CrossFit Redux day 3

warm up - Jowsey Dance Moves

5 rounds for time

30 anchored sit ups
25 good mornings with Olybar

time 11mins 23secs

then a lot of foam roller work

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

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As many rounds in 20mins of

5 pull up
10 push up
15 squat

14 rounds + pull ups + 4 push ups

(PR is 26)

Poor performance but my conditioning has gone to pot. Pull ups and squats were ok but as usual it was the push ups that killed me.

ach well, at least I have a new bench mark to beat next time this comes up

Tuesday, 12 May 2009


Third softball game of the season - and we got beat 15-14.

We played well but were a girl short which meant we had an automatic out and this didnt help us. The other team were ok, nothing special. They had a few good hitters but we managed to keep them under control apart form a few silly mistakes


Power Clean singles

40kg, 50kg, 60kg, 70kg, 80kg, 80kg, 80kg

Softball later

Monday, 11 May 2009

Monday 11th May - CrossFit Redux

So from the next cycle of 3 main site WOD's at CROSSFIT.COM , which starts on Tuesday, I am going to stop the CrossFit Strength Bias and return to the main site.

I have been thinking of going back to it for a while and after getting my back and shoulder looked at on Sunday. I have been in a funk because of these injuries and need a change.

I have also been missing out a lot of exercise that I really dont like doing - running, HSPU etc so its about time I worked on all of these.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Krypton Factor assault course

Took a road trip to see my mate Karl down in Manchester, and joined him and the guys from CrossFit Manchester in their trip to the Krypton Factor Assault course.

Had a fantastic time there and also at the BBQ afterwards.

Starting back on the the CrossFit mainsite WOD this week and taking a rest from the strength bias workouts, just to give my back and shoulder some time to heal

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Monday, 4 May 2009


So, tried to do the PainStorm workout for this month...nope didnt happen

My back just wasnt happy with it, so stopped after 5 rounds. Fuck.