Bodyweight Workouts – Basement Sessions – 7/11/18 – Push/Pull Session

I made homemade yogurt. I’m actually eating a 4 oz jar of it while I’m typing this. It tastes like yogurt. It looks like yogurt. And, it hasn’t made me sick yet. Bully for that!

It wasn’t hard. My younger sister (Sister Breaking???) sent me a yogurt making kit for my birthday. The care package had the unit (made by Euro Cuisine), and some dehydrated cultures. Her and I have never talked about yogurt, or the making of yogurt. I thought she was lactose intolerant to be honest. Therefore, it kind of caught me and the wife by surprise. It reminded me of this clip from Wayne’s World…

Regardless, I’m grateful for the gift and I decided to give it a shot this past weekend. The steps were pretty darn simple…

  • Heat milk of choice to 180 degrees F (this “sanitizes” the milk). I’m used to this step from beer making.
  • Cool milk (also used to this from beer making – you can’t pitch a culture at high temp – it might kill it)
  • Add cultures to cooled milk
  • Mix everything and add to portioned jars
  • Put jars into the Euro Cuisine “machine” (and I use that term very loosely), and set a timer for 7-10 hours (I left it in for 9 hours)

I only had heavy cream in my fridge, so I did a quick Google search to see if you can make yogurt with heavy cream. You can. And, its encouraged by those in the low-carb community. Bully for that too.

I called an audible and mixed in some pure vanilla extract after the cultures were pitched. I read that as a “recipe” somewhere “on the line.” I did 1 tsp for about 28 oz of yogurt. I think I’ll bump it up next time because the taste is faint at best. The yogurt does taste good, and its creamy as hell. If you’ve never cultured or fermented anything in your kitchen – you should give it a try – its kind of cool, and the stuff tastes good. Mrs. Breaking makes some pretty good homemade pickles and her fermented slaw is the BOMB!

I’m not convinced that I need the Euro Cuisine equipment. I think it just circulates heat to hasten the fermenting process. We might be able to use our instant pot to mix larger batches. We are looking into that. Besides – people have been making yogurt for a LONG time – way before you could plug in a semi-useless piece of kitchen tchotchke. And yes, that word is correct. Its not a typo. You are welcome.

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I felt like pushing and pulling stuff, but I didn’t want to just do the P90X3 “The Challenge” workout. And, I was tired and lazy from cleaning up a stage five dog mess at 4am (it came out of ALL ends if you catch my drift), so I didn’t want to be creative and write anything. Therefore, I mixed it up just a little bit.

I did watch the P90X3 “The Challenge” while I did my workout because:

  1. I wanted the company (its fun to workout with people – even if they are trapped in your TV)
  2. I wanted to use the same time intervals

I kept the pull ups the same as the video, but instead of push ups, I did handstand push ups and dips. I went with 8 pull movements and 10 push movements. Next time I do this, I’m probably going to up the dips to 20, but keep the handstand push ups at 10. That was a good number for such a tough movement.

Here is what today looked like:

7/11/18 – Bizzaro “The Challenge”

  • Wide pullups x 8
  • 16″ handstand push ups x 10
  • Wide pullups x 8
  • 16″ handstand push ups x 10
  • 1:30 rest
  • Chin ups x 8
  • Dips x 10
  • Chin ups x 8
  • Dips x 12
  • 1:30 rest
  • Close grip pull up x 8
  • 20″ handstand push ups x 10
  • Close grip pull up x 8, 1, 1 (10 total)
  • 20″ handstand push ups x 10
  • 1:30 rest
  • Vaulter pull up x 7, 1, 1, 1 (10 total)
  • Dips x 15
  • Vaulter pull up x 5, 1, 1, 1 (8 total)
  • 12″ handstand push up x 8, 2 (10 total)
  • 2 min rest
  • Burnout (1 pull up, 3 push ups) – 11 sets


No Garmin again. Oops. I left it in the sink after I had to clean it due to the stage 5 dog mess mentioned earlier.

Post workout shake:


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