Some light legwork at Gino’s, a few double-unders

So due to various circumstances beyond the ken of mortal panthers, I’ve managed to miss 2 workouts in a row. I “made them up” but you and I both know that working out by myself didn’t have nearly the effect Continue reading Some light legwork at Gino’s, a few double-unders

Climbing, roping, straps and legs

Following my normal recent habit, I walked into Ultimate Fitness and started off on rope. It really is a ridiculously effective exercise, working a whole lot of your body in very little space, rain or shine. I got a few Continue reading Climbing, roping, straps and legs

Defiance workout in honor of those lost and injured in Boston

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past day, you know about the horrible act of cowardice in Boston that took the lives of 3 people and injured 180 others. While the world recovers, a lot of people ask Continue reading Defiance workout in honor of those lost and injured in Boston

Pushing through difficulty, do whatever you can

Today was a doozy. No Sac Fitness Fairy workout is easy or lightweight, but today was one I barely managed to walk away from. And, of course, it was mostly my fault. Trouble 1: The ongoing ankle plate debacle. I Continue reading Pushing through difficulty, do whatever you can

Round and round, rope makes me a dope

Another week, another Tuesday workout! For those of you following my ankle plate woes, no news is frustrating news, the ortho trauma center has yet to contact me for an appointment. Meaning, of course, that I should probably stomp on Continue reading Round and round, rope makes me a dope

Panther has a screw loose, gets strapped by the Sac Fitness Fairy

So twenty years ago I suffered a fairly horrific leg break that led to a 7 pin plate being bolted to my fibula. I never removed it. And it has come back to haunt me. Last week I was doing Continue reading Panther has a screw loose, gets strapped by the Sac Fitness Fairy

12 minutes, 3 movements, 1 sore panther

With the Lost Trail 1/2 Marathon (my very first 1/2!) this weekend, I asked SFF to go easy on the feet and ankles. They’ve been touchy lately, especially after falling off that log in Yosemite. After a VERY light and Continue reading 12 minutes, 3 movements, 1 sore panther

Lesson of the day: if your ankle hurts, do pullups

So this weekend was a birthday trip for my wife to Yosemite, and while it was a great trip, it wasn’t quite so good for my health. I managed to fall off a log (I’m an idiot) and eat something Continue reading Lesson of the day: if your ankle hurts, do pullups

The Panther breaks Mr. Faber’s treadmill, then goes straight to hell

Today was quite an interesting workout. As you probably know I work out at Ultimate Fitness in midtown, Sacramento. That gym’s full name is Urijah Faber’s Ultimate Fitness, as in The California Kid, our own home grown MMA fighter champion Continue reading The Panther breaks Mr. Faber’s treadmill, then goes straight to hell