Archive for the 'Sport' Category


I did - quite some time ago - see the Jump London documentary, that introduce me to free running aka Parkour aka Yamakasi. (As usual, the Wikipedia article on Parkour is quite complete.) This is an impressive sport as illustrated in the picture above - Sebastien Foucan performing a cat leap. I got interested to […]

Pull-ups !

While Gauthier is trying hard to progress his count - and even found for inspiration some crazy people doing clapping pull-ups - I have decided to go back at it also and train to make 15 in a row some day later this year. Follow my training and progress on the training blog.

World-Class Fitness in 100 Words

Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, […]

Ultra - Trail - Tour du Mont-Blanc

This was the event of the week-end: The Ultra-Trail du Tour du Mont-Blanc. 158km with 8,639m of positive climb and a 45h limit. Christophe Jaquerod (SUI) made it this year in 21 h 12. Impressive.


59min around Agen’s canal (10.5km) @ 163 BPM.

tags technorati : Run Training


1:18min around Richmond park @ 172 BPM.

Pyramid PR

New PR: level 9 !

What are you on ?

Quote from Lance Armstrong that was on the wall at the gym : "Everybody wants to know what I’m on. What am I on? I’m on my bike busting my ass six hours a day. What are you on?"


Level 8 again…


90 minutes @ around 150 BPM and 1% incline - 14.5 km


Around Richmond Park - 1:16 @ 165 BPM average.

Pyramid training…

Level 8 today, which is 64 pullups, 128 pushups and 192 situps in one (long) session.

Starting the pyramid again …

Level 7 today ! (How the pyramid works)

Lance Armstrong: How he does it

In the NYT few days ago: How Lance Armstrong Gets His Unusual Energy
Armstrong can ride up the mountains in France generating about 500 watts of power for 20 minutes, something a typical 25-year-old could do for only 30 seconds. A professional hockey player might last three minutes - and then throw up.
via signal vs noise

MB training

This am: 54min run in richmond park @158bpm