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"
Okay, “killing it” is a relative term. I’ve lifted heavier than this in the past, but this is the heaviest I’ve lifted since my recovery from the evil cold and nose surgery. But let me back up a bit. We brought our grandchildren home rather unexpectedly yesterday afternoon. The other Grandpa had some sort of […]Read more "Ending Another 5/3/1+ Week and Killing It at the Gym"
Even though it was a short week due to the three-day weekend, it feels like the days were packed. My wife’s van was in the shop (still is actually) so we had transportation issues to solve, especially since it was our week to have the grandkids. Then, my wife had to fly to California on Wednesday and […]Read more "Starting 5/3/1+ Week in a Hurry"
It’s been a crazy week. My wife’s van is still in the shop so she’s been taking my car to work. My son David also goes to work really early, so it’s been up to me and my other son Michael to manage my two grandkids in the morning and get them to daycare. Fortunately, […]Read more "Ending 3/3/3+ Week in the Current Cycle and Doing Better"
Most people look forward to three-day weekends and national holidays but I find them chaotic and difficult to manage. True, I am a creature of habit, and I hate deviations from the norm, so that’s most likely my problem. It didn’t help that on Saturday morning, my long-suffering wife got into her twenty-five-year-old van and […]Read more "Starting Another Week, Progress Report, and Weird Stuff Part 2"
It was a good and bad way to end the lifting portion of the first week of the tenth cycle of my strength training program, but let me back up a bit. I started having car troubles late last week. The darn thing got harder and harder to start. It was the final straw to […]Read more "Ending 5/5/5+ Week of Cycle Ten and Weird Stuff Happened"
Yesterday was the last day of the week we had the grandkids, so I didn’t get to the gym until late, like nearly 9 a.m. The gym had been open for almost an hour and anything could have been happening in there, including somebody squatting in the squat rack. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case. In […]Read more "Starting Cycle Ten of 5/3/1 Strength Training for the Old Guy"
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"