Ouch! I was hoping this sort of thing was behind me, but I guess it isn’t. My lower back is often a tiny bit sore, typically from squats and deadlifts, but it’s not debilitating sore. Just the typical DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) you’d expect from working out with weights. Nothing out of the ordinary. I […]Read more "Starting Round 2 of Week 3 and Back Tweak"
I’m planning on starting my “sleep hack” in earnest this coming Monday evening. It will involve some dedication and significant changes in my after supper schedule and habits. There are a number of supplements and other products that will go into this “hack”. I should mention that I already take “wife recommended” supplements every morning […]Read more "Sleep Hack One"
That’s it. Except for tomorrow’s ab and cardio workout, week 2 of round 2 of my mutant strength training is over. Finished like a champ (at least in my humble opinion). It was one of those rare mornings when I was the only person in the weight room at first. It was wonderful. Then one […]Read more "The Sleepy Weightlifter"
According to MyFitnessPal.com, it’s been 180 days or nearly six-months since I’ve started recording and monitoring my body weight through their web app. I’m posting an image of the 180-day graph here. According to my morning weigh-in, I’ve popped back up a bit in weight: Body Weight Upon Awakening: 192.5 lbs/ ~87.31 kg/ ~13.75 stone […]Read more "The Struggle to be a Super Human"
I’m more or less feeling better than Monday but not as good as yesterday relative to sleep. However, it’s amazing what a cup of coffee, a glass of water, and a banana can prepare you for, even is you don’t feel as rested as you’d like when facing the squat rack. It wasn’t just lack […]Read more "The Crowd at the Gym"
I just read an article called Age Is Irrelevant When It Comes to Fitness published at Outside magazine. Unfortunately, most of the references and advice are directed at endurance athletes such as bicycle racers, and particularly those older athletes who are seeking to maintain their performance, as opposed to those of us who are approaching exercise later in […]Read more "Hacking the Older Body to Make it Perform Younger"
I’m exhausted. I barely got any sleep last night. I couldn’t get my brain to turn off. I must have slept some because I can remember one of my dreams (I could fly, it was kind of cool). Morning came all too early, but on the other hand, I wasn’t getting much rest anyway, so […]Read more "Starting Round 2, Week 2 Exhausted"
Ouch, ouch, ouch. Lots of “sore” to go around. Muscles pretty tired post-workout. This is the last lifting day for round 2, week 1 of my continued “mutant” strength training routine. I woke up 2 hours before I needed to and finally got up over an hour before my alarm was set to go off […]Read more "Barbarian, Civilized, or a Bit of Both?"
Before he became known as “The Incredible Hulk,” bodybuilding actor Lou Ferrigno was a skinny, introverted boy growing up in New York. A severe ear infection in his early childhood caused Ferrigno to lose a majority of his hearing, making his speech difficult for his peers to understand. As a result, he was taunted.”They used […]Read more "Be Your Own Hero"
Sleep was kind of spotty last night and I finally got out of bed around 3 a.m., so I was wondering how it would affect my workout. I was hoping that my squats wouldn’t suffer because of my being fatigued. The upside to getting up really early is that I had time to bake a […]Read more "Hump Day in the Weight Room"