If anyone doesn't know what an alpinist is then one thing I can tell you is that they climb mountains, without oxygen or sherpa support, technical rock/ice routes, stocked camps, and without fixed lines. This is my definition, the term Alpinist is very subjective I've come to realize.
Notable Alpinists: Alex Lowe, Reinhold Messner, Mark Twight (www.gymjones.com
founder), Jeff Lowe, Yvon Chouinard, Steve House, Colin Hayes, Barry Blanchard, and my favorite Jerzy "Jurek" Kukuczka (I'm Polish after all!).
Some back history as nobody knows me (20 years old, 6'2", 159lbs):
I started training to become an alpinist after watching Man vs. Wild (About year and half ago) and seeing Bear Grylls climbing over outcrops and such without ropes or anything (at least that's what it looked like). I then read his book about climbing Mount Everest, and I was hooked all I could think about was to climb mountains (and still do, it's an addiction at this point).
Started training seriously last winter by running a lot and pull ups. Terrible training I know! But since built a pretty nice gym in my garage read up on a lot of different types of training and read up on nutrition like a fiend.
These days I make up my own training schedule and it's based very similar to workouts done on www.gymjones.com
, two sites I have the daily schedule read multiple times. In fact, I get almost all my ideas from them, so I have to give an infinite amount of credit to Mark Twight and Rob Shaul who own Gym Jones and MtnAthlete respectively.
Well enough of that let's get to today's training that was done!
October 8, 2008 – Core Strength, SMMF (Single Movement Mind F---(not sure if you can swear but you get the idea)
Warm Up: 2 Rounds: Row 500m <2:00 (1:56, 1:54.9), 10x 50# KB Swing, 10x 50# KB Goblet Squat, 10x Back Extension, 5x GHD Sit-up
(1) Work Up to 1RM Turkish Get-Up (KB or Barbell)
Stats: 1RM effort – 4x30# KB, 3x35# DB, 2x45# DB, 1x45# BB, 1x50# BB (Couldn’t Press, weak 1 arm press!)
(2) 50 Get-ups with each arm (100 total) with 20# DB.
Finished at 29:20
Cooldown: 50 Calories Airdyne
Thanks, hopefully someone takes an interest in these workouts. Most of them take an hour to and hour and half long depending if I overshot my abilities or not. This one took just under an hour I believe so it worked out good today.