It snowed a little yesterday and it’s supposed to snow a lot tomorrow, so I figured that even though the temp outside was only about 17 degrees F when I got up this morning, today was the day to hit the gym and lift. It’s funny how when it’s that cold out, I have to […]Read more "A Proper Deload Week, Day Two"
As usual on a Sunday when we have the grandkids, my wife went for her walk first while I took care of them. If it’s Sunday morning, it’s French Toast for breakfast when the kids are with us, and I was helping my seven-year-old grandson with the cooking when the missus finally returned. She had […]Read more "A Proper Deload Week, Day One"
I had planned to make Thursday my lift day but since Monday and Tuesday I was too tired to get into the gym to do cardio and I was up early today (for some reason), I decided to lift a day early. No guarantee that tomorrow I’d be getting up before four in order to […]Read more "Bench Presses, Deadlifts, and Arguing with Gravity"
The good news is I went to the gym Thanksgiving morning to do some cardio and gut work. The bad news is I’ve been overeating and haven’t done cardio since. Oh well, today was lift day, specifically the start of 5/3/1+ week in cycle 13 of my strength training program. Back squats and overhead presses. […]Read more "An Unanticipated PR"
Yesterday I felt lousy all day long. I hadn’t had enough sleep, something had been bothering my gut, and all I wanted to do is rest. I ended up going to bed at 7:30 p.m. in the hopes of getting enough sleep and feeling better. I had planned on lifting on Thursday morning. That’s Thanksgiving […]Read more "Matching But Not Surpassing Current PRs"
We have the grandkids this weekend, so when my wife decides to go on a walk early on Sunday morning, I’m never sure when I’ll get to the gym. As it turns out, she ended her walk early and I found myself getting into the weight room at about 20 minutes past eight. Fortunately, the […]Read more "Cycle Thirteen, 3/3/3+ Week, Day One and Two New PRs!"
Yes, a 300 pound deadlift but I’ll get to that. I skipped lifting yesterday because I was just too darn tired. I did lift on Sunday and actually got to the gym on Wednesday to do some cardio (it’s been a long time and I felt it) but Thursday, lack of sleep caught up with […]Read more "300 Pound Deadlift!"
You’d think taking a full week off from the gym would help me recover and have me coming back stronger than ever. Well, not so much. Daylight savings time wipes me out no matter if it’s “falling back” or “springing forward”. Plus it’s still dark when I want to get up and prepare for the […]Read more "Deload and Reload"
Well this was a cruddy way to finish Cycle 12. As you may recall from last Sunday, I made a new PR in my back squat but failed to even equal my PR in the overhead press. Oh well, you hit the target sometimes but not always. On Monday, my son David’s fasting regime malfunctioned […]Read more "Crashed and Burned at the End of Cycle 12"
The missus is out of town so I have a lot more control of my schedule, well sort of. We may not be sharing a continent at the moment, but she did leave a “honey do” list. Yesterday I worked on the outside of the house. Today, it’s the inside. But before all that, it’s […]Read more "Chased Two New PRs And Only Got One"