I’ve been having another spotty attendance record at the gym this week. More fun and games with home maintenance and such after work, so I get to bed later than normal, and don’t want to get up at 4 a.m. the next day. Yuk. But it’s deload week and I really, really needed to make […]Read more "5/3/1 Training Cycle Five: Deload Week Day Two"
I know. I’m a day late. I didn’t lift on Sunday because this was our weekend to have the grandkids. By 6 o’clock on Sunday morning, I was at my son’s house so he could go to work (his day’s off are Thursday and Friday). The kids were still asleep of course, so I laid […]Read more "5/3/1 Training Cycle Five: Deload Week Day One"
I’ve had a terrible time getting to the gym this week. I’ve been spending a lot of evenings at my son’s house helping him get it ready to sell. It’s been a long process and we’ve got a long way to go. Because of this, I’m getting to bed much later than usual, and that […]Read more "5/3/1: Ending Week Three in Cycle Five and Ready to Deload"
I think I’ve finally got a line on why my left thigh is having such a tough time and what to do about it, but that’ll have to wait for a bit. It’s Sunday. The weather, as I write this, is bright, sunny, and a bit breezy. The missus got back from San Francisco yesterday […]Read more "Bench Press, Deadlifts, and an Answer to My Back Squat Problem"
I took a day off of work just to rest up. Haven’t been sleeping well. Plus with my wife and daughter out of town for a few days, the place is nice and quiet. It’s good to have some self-directed time on my hands. I was debating whether or not to go to the gym, […]Read more "300"
It was a good day, it was a bad day. Yeah, trying for A Tale of Two Cities vibe (though I must admit, I’ve never read the novel). It’s sort of like saying, I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some bad news. Bad news first, but before we get to that, a little […]Read more "Bad and Good at the Gym Today"
We’ve had our grandkids all weekend long, so things have been kind of chaotic (fun, but chaotic). Actually, my son brought them over for dinner Thursday and Friday evenings as well, so we’ve had plenty of exposure to them and them to us. He works weekends, so my wife has gone over to his place […]Read more "Splitting Time Between Grandkids and Deadlifts"
I broke a lot of my own rules this morning. But let me back up a bit. Last night, my wife asked if I was going to the gym today. Yesterday morning, I didn’t. After my messed up experience with back squats on Wednesday, my legs, and particularly my left leg, were really sore…OK, really […]Read more "The Return of the Rack Pull"
Today did not go well. I spent most of yesterday with my grandchildren, well mainly with my 9-month-old granddaughter since my grandson is of school age. It was a blast, but except when she naps, she pretty much needs undivided attention. I was able to turn them back over to their Dad in time to […]Read more "A Squat Related Injury, And No, It’s Not My Back"
While lying in bed this morning before getting up, I mentally rehearsed my lifting routine, even fantasizing about making new PRs in both main lifts, if only by a little. Unfortunately, fantasy and reality are two different things. I stayed in bed until almost seven this morning. My wife is out of town, so I […]Read more "Feeling Intimidated When Lifting Heavy (for me) Weights"