Category Archives: Rounds

Round 17 and on to 18


After returning from the Austria hiking trip, I commenced with another Hybrid Round. This one incorporated P90X, P90X2, P90X3, Insanity, and various Skogg Kettlebell routines. Because I was enjoying the benefit of all the kettlebell swinging, I extended this round … Continue reading

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A Soft Landing


Sometime during the course of this month, I technically completed this long hybrid round. Though, it was only yesterday that I actually “checked off” my final Tai Cheng Neural reboot in preparation for a singles tennis match. The 147 day … Continue reading

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Progress


Now 36 days into this hybrid, I have to say I’m feeling satisfied with my progress. My shoulder is slowly improving. I’ve been able to play tennis again. I even signed up and played my first match of the singles … Continue reading

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A Weak Week


One week into this round, I can confidently report that taking two months off of any resistance exercise results in material gains in weakness. Some of this weakness is out of respect for my still compromised right shoulder. In each … Continue reading

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Round 16: The Mother of All Hybrids


It’s with some trepidation that I am re-entering the blogosphere and dipping my toes into a new and extended workout round. Why? Well since completing my last round, now over two months ago, I’ve been in general “recovery mode” playing … Continue reading

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Round 15 Hybrid Complete


This post is a little late in coming, but just to tie this round up with a bow: I completed this hybrid on May 29, 2016. In all, it took me 118 days to complete this 111 day Hybrid, begun … Continue reading

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Round 15: Everything is Awesome Edition


Today, I’m at week 10, day 67 of this hybrid round. Everything, as they say, is awesome because I’m on schedule and things continue to trend well. No injuries. Strength, mobility and flexibility are gaining. Tennis play is improving, with … Continue reading

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Round 15: Strength in Numbers


Today begins week 7 of this 16 week hybrid round. And while some days are better than others, the general trend is one of increasing strength and muscle gain. I’ve expressed this gain with the purchase of a new, 20 … Continue reading

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Round 15: The Beast in Me


If not for the beast within us we would be castrated angels. ~Herman Hesse I’m now into week 4 of this round and it’s something of a recovery week, which is appreciated. Yesterday, while swinging my kettlebell, I had to … Continue reading

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Round 15: A New Hope


My last attempt at this hybrid ended first by adjusting the schedule, then by acknowledging that I needed to quit to allow for my hamstring to heal. Now, months later and five pounds heavier, I’m still not 100% but there’s no … Continue reading

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