I don’t normally blog about cardio day because frankly, it’s kind of boring. However, since I’ve reduced my lifting frequency down to twice per week, I thought what I’ll be doing the other four days a week might be more important now. It felt strange not to lift today. I suppose it was a good […]Read more "Becoming Reacquainted With Boring Cardio and Core Day"
I’m changing horses in mid-stream. More accurately, I’ve decided to switch to lifting only twice a week right now in the middle of my third 5/3/1 cycle rather than wait until the cycle is over. I thought about continuing to lift four times a week for the next two weeks, but figured if I did […]Read more "The Squat Rack Was Lonely Without Me"
Here is a a link to a thread I started a while ago on the Starting Strength forum concerning training programs designed for elderly. It seems even if you are in your 40’s you may have to adjust your program to take into account the slower recovery ability. -Jerry Jerry made this comment on yesterday’s […]Read more "Is Lifting Twice a Week Enough for the Senior Weightlifter?"
I didn’t want to get out of bed again this morning. I felt beat. I even thought of taking another rest day and lifting tomorrow. Maybe I should have. The leg cramp that hit me when I tried to get out of bed might have been a bad omen. I shook it off pretty fast, […]Read more "Finished Week One, Cycle Three of 5/3/1 and Everything Feels Heavy"
I slept better last night and woke up first at about 3:25 a.m., then I dozed, woke up and finally got up at about 10 til 4. I felt achy and kind of uncomfortable, probably something left over from not feeling really great yesterday, but I knew I was ready to lift again. The missus seems […]Read more "The “Can’t Get Stronger Fast Enough” Blues"
I inadvertently had a good day at the gym this morning. Here’s how things went. I slept more or less OK. Woke up a couple of times to use the bathroom, but slept pretty solid otherwise, at least until about 3:15 a.m. or so. Got up at a quarter to 4, made coffee, perused the […]Read more "Gym Wars: The Beast Awakens (Sort Of)"
I was very comfortable in bed this morning. That’s not a good sign really that I’m ready to lift and lift hard at the start of my day. I kept looking at the clock, rolling over, and dozing off again. My wife had long since gotten up, but she had a really lousy night trying […]Read more "Starting Cycle Three of 5/3/1 Strength Training — Where’s My Strength?"
Today went better than yesterday, but still not as well as I’d have liked. I guess you don’t get everything you want, even when you work hard for it. Sleep was spotty last night, which may have been part of my problem. However, a cup of coffee, a glass of water, and a small bowl […]Read more "Finished 5/3/1+ Week With Partial Redemption"
Didn’t turn out to be one of my better days at the gym. I think I got enough sleep, and nothing in my morning routine was out of the ordinary. Still, I had an off day in the weight room. As I was getting ready, I kept worrying that as I was working in the […]Read more "The Beast Turned Out To Be A Kitten This Morning"
I forgot that my wife didn’t have to work today because it’s President’s Day, so I tried to rouse her at 4.a.m. She took it well, since she’d rather have me check to make sure she’s not over sleeping rather than be late for her job. I guess I slept OK but it took me […]Read more "Training the Future Beast"