I’m a day late getting this out because I was busy putting the finishing touches on the children’s fantasy short story I wrote for my grandson. Go ahead. Click the link and have a read. It’ll take about 15 minutes, but in my humble opinion, if you like dragons, magic, and hanging out with the […]Read more "Ending Cycle Nine of 5/3/1 Strength Training"
I’m beat. After I came home from the gym this morning, I did a few small tasks and then spent three hours out front pulling weeds and trimming plants with my son Michael. I don’t know if I’m sore from my workout, the yard work, or both. Probably both. The missus wasn’t a slacker. She […]Read more "Cycle Nine, Day One, 5/3/1+ Week"
I had planned to do more cardio today and lift tomorrow, but as the time to leave home for the gym got closer, I changed my mind. Actually, I had a tough time getting up this morning. I was pretty tired and that factored into my initial decision to stick with light cardio. But after […]Read more "Cycle Nine, Day Two of 3/3/3+ Week"
We had the grandkids over the weekend, and just as she said two weeks ago under similar circumstances, my wife told me that after her walk, I could take off for the gym. Naturally, I jumped at the chance but didn’t pull into the gym’s parking lot until a quarter of nine. The gym had […]Read more "Cycle Nine, Day One of 3/3/3+ Week"
I always start the week out great and then peter out at the end. Actually, this week, I petered out on Tuesday. Lifted Sunday (yay me), did cardio on Monday, and then slept in until five a.m. on Tuesday. Just not enough get-up-and-go to drag my bones out of bed by four. I also remembered […]Read more "Cycle Nine, Day Two and Trying Not to Waste Time"
I stayed up a little late last night but I got to sleep in past six this morning, so it all worked out. I noticed my lower back, especially on the left side was a little sore, which I attributed to picking weeds yesterday. Also, my left calf was sore, but that’s because of a […]Read more "Starting Cycle Nine in 5/3/1 Training"
I decided to lift today instead of Thursday basically because I was bored. Two days of cardio was more than enough to convince me that I wanted to switch it up. I’ll do cardio (ideally) tomorrow and the next day. Speaking of which, I’ve had to go down one level and go a little slower […]Read more "Recovery Cycle: Week Three, Day Two"
Yeah, I renamed “The Long Road Back” because I was tired of finding images of long roads. I actually lifted yesterday but I haven’t had a chance to blog about it until just now. We had the grandkids on Sunday, so I figured I wouldn’t be able to get to the gym. Then the missus […]Read more "Recovery Cycle: Week Three, Day One"
So far, I’ve been having the best week ever since returning to the gym. I did my first lift day last Sunday along with some ab work, and Monday through Wednesday, I did light cardio and mobility work. Today was my second day of lifting in Week 2. The working weights are still ridiculously light, […]Read more "The Long Road Back: Week Two, Day Two"
I finally feel I’m getting somewhere. No, I’m nowhere near what I used to be, but I’m doing better than I expected. The key right now is not to push too hard. I don’t want to extend myself so far that I’m stiff and sore for a week after lifting. So no assistance lifts this […]Read more "The Long Road Back: Week Two, Day One"