Well, compared to last Tuesday my performance this morning wasn’t particularly stellar, but it wasn’t the worst I’ve done either. I had intended to lift on Thursday, but I absolutely couldn’t get myself out of bed. I’d stayed up a little late with my grandson (he didn’t have school the next day) the night before […]Read more "Cycle Twelve, 5/5/5+ Week, Day Two Being Good But Not Great"
It’s been a strange couple of weeks. As you know if you’re a regular reader of this blog, I took a deload week last week because I was feeling pretty beaten up by the weights and hitting some nasty strength plateaus. Also, last Friday, my wife and I drove all the way down to St. […]Read more "Cycle Twelve, 5/5/5+ Week, Day One and Made Two New PRs!"
I’ve been having a lazy week. No cardio. I’ve been staying in bed until about 5 a.m., which is when I should be hitting the gym. Cold, dark mornings. They just beg you to stay in your nice, warm bed an hour longer than you should. But today was lift day and I couldn’t postpone […]Read more "Ending Cycle Eleven Deload Week"
Saturday, I spent a fair amount of the time at the playground with my seven-year-old grandson. Getting up and sitting down on the playground equipment reminded me of how stiff and sore I’ve been feeling lately, and that convinced me I needed a deload week, so here I go into week four of cycle 11. […]Read more "Cycle Eleven, Day One of Deload Week"
They say you have to take the good with the bad and I guess that’s true, however it’s still pretty frustrating. I’ll go into that more in a bit. I woke up this morning pretty close to four, so I must have gotten a good amount of sleep. I did wake up once in the […]Read more "Ending Cycle Eleven with Another Matching PR"
Yesterday, the missus and I pulled weeds and trimmed plants all morning and half of the afternoon, that is, after I did the usual mowing and stuff. My lower back didn’t like all that sitting on the ground and bending over, and I wondered if it would adversely affect today’s back squats. I really didn’t […]Read more "Starting 5/3/1+ Week in Cycle Eleven and Matching a PR"
I woke up really groggy but determined to “kill it” at the gym since it’s a lift day. They only come twice a week, so I sort of cherish them. I knew I should probably get something in me besides water and coffee so I settled on a little yogurt. I was hoping I would […]Read more "Ending 3/3/3+ Week of Cycle Eleven Somewhat Mixed."
I got to the gym late yesterday morning because I was watching the grandkids while the missus was taking her morning walk. The irony is that my granddaughter only woke up right as my wife was walking back in the door so things stayed pretty quiet for me. I made it to the gym about […]Read more "Beginning Cycle 11, 3/3/3+ Week and Hanging in There"
I thought I was going to do better today. Turns out, I didn’t even do as well as I did last week. Let me backup a bit. We have our grandkids with us this week. Somewhere in the middle of the night, I heard my 15-month-old granddaughter crying. It only lasted a few seconds, then […]Read more "Ending 5/5/5+ Week in Cycle Eleven and What the Heck Happened?"
My triceps are shot. I did that on purpose, but I didn’t realize how big a toll assistance lifts would take on them until I got into them after my overhead presses. But first things first. I slept reasonably well last night but was concerned that yesterday’s marathon yard work session would do bad things […]Read more "Starting Cycle Eleven, 5/5/5+ Week With Mixed Results"