I really did it this time. I should have paid attention to Onomatopoeicbliss when he said that “back squats are where my lumbar gets hurt more than DL.” My lower right lumbar region was already somewhat “tweaked” from deadlifts last Wednesday, and I was hoping that two days of rest would have healed it up […]Read more "Finished Week 5 of Round 3 But Not With Glory"
Ouch. OK, I admit it. 250 pound deadlifts, at least for now, are my extreme limit and maybe even over my limit. I’m sitting at my desk with an ice pack shoved up against my lower right back. It’s not as bad as some of the times I’ve tweaked it in the past, but it’s […]Read more "“Deathlifts” Revisited"
I read another “which type of exercise helps you lose weight article” at the MyFitnessPal Blog, but this one compared bodyweight to weighted exercises. Click the link to read the whole story, but bottom line, weighted exercises have a slight advantage because you can increase your load beyond what your body weighs. You boost your […]Read more "Burning Oxygen"
Ugh! There’s a song that starts out, “I didn’t sleep at all last night,” and that pretty much describes me. I was dozing off Sunday evening and was prepared for a nice, long rest. And then I felt a bloody nose coming on (again). Took over 30 minutes to get it to stop bleeding, but by […]Read more "Starting Week 5 of Circuit 3 and It’s All Heavy"
This is the end of week 4 of circuit 3. I almost didn’t make it to the gym this morning. Let me explain. First of all, on Wednesday night, I slept all night. Didn’t wake up at all in the middle of the night as I remember it. In fact, I didn’t wake up until […]Read more "Tired But Satisfied With the End of Week Four of Circuit Three"
Sleep was spotty last night. Went to bed at 8 p.m., which is before the missus turns in, and woke up at 10 p.m. By this time, my wife was in bed and asleep, but for some reason, I was feeling really hot. Decided to go out on the living room sofa. Managed to get […]Read more "It Was Better Today"
I wasn’t ready for this morning to come. Over the weekend, I slept in very well, not getting out of bed until around 8 a.m. both days. So when I opened my eyes and looked at the clock, seeing it was nearly 4 a.m., I wanted to hide under the covers and go back to […]Read more "Back to the Future…uh, Gym"
So ends week three of round three of my Mutant Strength workout for an ordinary human being. I met my goals, which I expected, and tried to go above and beyond, which I didn’t really plan for. Actually, any bonus work, either extra reps, sets, or bonus lifts after the end of my usual routine are […]Read more "An Ambiguous Ending to Week 3 of Round 3 of Mutant Strength Training"
It’s midweek for circuit 3, week 3 of my mutant strength training routine and time to check in and see how I’m doing. Sleep was a little spotty. I woke up at about midnight and decided to head for the sofa. I was feeling restless and didn’t want to disturb the missus. Anyway, I must […]Read more "Comparing Week 3 in the Current Circuit with Last Circuit"
I love my parents but I’m glad the new week has arrived. My folks visited from Utah over the weekend, so we had a ton of family over for the occasion. We also had a ton of food, high quality for the most part (the advantage of having a wife and daughter who are “foodies”), […]Read more "Starting Week 3, Round 3 of my Strength Training After a Weekend of a Lot of Eating"