I’m beat. I thought I slept pretty well, even though I woke up multiple times last night. I remember my dreams, or parts of them, and in fact, since I’ve been watching a lot of Star Trek: Voyager lately, my sleeping brain included actress Jeri Ryan as a “character” in my dreams (no, nothing like that…she was […]Read more "So Ends Week Three of “Mutant Strength Training”"
I’ve had this graphic sitting in my computer for a while now and decided to put it to good use. I’m not even slightly tempted to give up working out, both because it’s become a daily habit and because I continually see positive results from my exercise routine (more on that in a minute). But […]Read more "Persistence Wins"
This chronic lack of sleep is getting old, especially at the gym. It’s really starting to affect the beginning of my workout, though by the end, I’m pretty wide awake. I must have gotten some sleep last night because I remember waking up from a dream at about 3:30 a.m. but I don’t remember what […]Read more "You’re Either In or Out"
Didn’t sleep very well last night but I managed to get a little protein and some carbs in me about an hour before my workout, which probably saved the day. This is week 3 in my 5 week plan and once again, I increased the weight while decreasing the reps. This is my 5 rep […]Read more "Five Reps Then Vs. Five Reps Now"
Crush your enemies! See them driven before you! Hear the lamentations of their women! Sorry to go all Conan the Barbarian on you but that’s how I felt after my workout at the gym this morning. It was the sort of morning where I went above and beyond (though fortunately for everyone else at the […]Read more "Weight Room Warrior!"
I slept fairly well last night (for a change), so I definitely was ready for the gym this morning. However, I slept so well, I really didn’t want to get out of bed. I only had time for a banana as my pre-workout meal, but I think it contained enough carbs to get me going. […]Read more "Do I Own Squats or Do Squats Own Me?"
I decided to revisit an article I’d read sometime ago called Strength Training for the Middle Aged Guy! I found at Bodybuilding.com. It’s a summary of Brian Konzelman’s five-year journey from a 46-year-old… …average unhealthy middle-aged American male, overweight, out of shape, and having typical middle aged health problems. At five foot eight inches tall, […]Read more "Revisiting the Basics of Strength Training for the Older Guy"
And so begins week 2 of my 5 week progressive “mutant” workout. Today, I started with Workout B on my schedule, increasing the weights somewhat from last week, and reducing the reps from 10 to 8 per set. The number of sets stays the same throughout the round at 4 sets for each exercise. My […]Read more "Every Day I Lift is Leg Day"
Except for tomorrow’s ab and cardio workout, I’m done with week one of my Mutant Strength workout routine. Actually, that’s the end of week one of my first five-week round of “mutant strength”. As I’ve said before, I’m under no illusion that I’ll eventually look like Hugh Jackman did in 2013 film The Wolverine, especially […]Read more "Ending Week One of Training Like a Mutant"
A couple of days ago, I posted a question about whether I should do back squats, hack squats, or both. Yesterday, I came across a small article at Flex Online Magazine called On Trial: Back Squat vs. Front Squat. Between the two, Flex favors the back squat: Squatting with the barbell on your upper back […]Read more "Back Squats, Hack Squats, and Then Some"