So far, I’ve been having the best week ever since returning to the gym. I did my first lift day last Sunday along with some ab work, and Monday through Wednesday, I did light cardio and mobility work. Today was my second day of lifting in Week 2. The working weights are still ridiculously light, […]Read more "The Long Road Back: Week Two, Day Two"
I finally feel I’m getting somewhere. No, I’m nowhere near what I used to be, but I’m doing better than I expected. The key right now is not to push too hard. I don’t want to extend myself so far that I’m stiff and sore for a week after lifting. So no assistance lifts this […]Read more "The Long Road Back: Week Two, Day One"
Well, day three, actually. Yesterday, I went to the gym and did some light cardio, ab work and mobility work. While the duration and intensity of the cardio was technically light, my body didn’t think so, and my heart rate got up pretty high given what I was (and wasn’t) doing. After yesterday’s ab work, […]Read more "The Long Road Back: Day Two"
Yeah, I know. I’ve been here before. I last posted about lifting nine days ago. The last time I was at the gym was nine days ago. Motivation, that is, trying to get it back, has turned out to be one mother bear. Actually, Sunday before last, I really over did it. I had the […]Read more "The Long Road Back: Day One Again"
Nearly a year ago, I posted a short video of Eddie “the Beast” Hall setting a new world record for a single rep deadlift at 463 kg or 1020 lbs. I just saw that “the Beast” did it again. He broke his own record. Granted, his nose started to bleed and he passed out after the […]Read more "Eddie “the Beast” Hall Does It Again"
I haven’t lifted in nearly five weeks. That’s a long time. Last week, I did a couple of short cardio sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. My stamina and oxygen uptake are gone. It’ll take a while to rebuild that. In fact, lack of stamina turns out to be a bigger problem than lack of muscle […]Read more "The Long Road Back: Day One"
What I mean is, I went back to the gym this morning after pretty much a four-week absence. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a lot of quality sleep, but I was awake at about ten until four, so I turned off the alarm and got out of bed. Had some coffee and water. Debated food but […]Read more "I’m Back…Well, Sort Of"
Thursday before last, I had nose surgery, both to stop an uncontrollable bleeder and to fix my deviated septum. Of course, all that means no lifting or other physical stress, both to give my nose time to heal, and because the cold I got from my granddaughter that started it all needed time to run […]Read more "No, I’m Not Dead"