Yesterday was the last day of the week we had the grandkids, so I didn’t get to the gym until late, like nearly 9 a.m. The gym had been open for almost an hour and anything could have been happening in there, including somebody squatting in the squat rack. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case. In […]Read more "Starting Cycle Ten of 5/3/1 Strength Training for the Old Guy"
I’m a day late getting this out because I was busy putting the finishing touches on the children’s fantasy short story I wrote for my grandson. Go ahead. Click the link and have a read. It’ll take about 15 minutes, but in my humble opinion, if you like dragons, magic, and hanging out with the […]Read more "Ending Cycle Nine of 5/3/1 Strength Training"
I’m beat. After I came home from the gym this morning, I did a few small tasks and then spent three hours out front pulling weeds and trimming plants with my son Michael. I don’t know if I’m sore from my workout, the yard work, or both. Probably both. The missus wasn’t a slacker. She […]Read more "Cycle Nine, Day One, 5/3/1+ Week"
I had planned to do more cardio today and lift tomorrow, but as the time to leave home for the gym got closer, I changed my mind. Actually, I had a tough time getting up this morning. I was pretty tired and that factored into my initial decision to stick with light cardio. But after […]Read more "Cycle Nine, Day Two of 3/3/3+ Week"
We had the grandkids over the weekend, and just as she said two weeks ago under similar circumstances, my wife told me that after her walk, I could take off for the gym. Naturally, I jumped at the chance but didn’t pull into the gym’s parking lot until a quarter of nine. The gym had […]Read more "Cycle Nine, Day One of 3/3/3+ Week"
I always start the week out great and then peter out at the end. Actually, this week, I petered out on Tuesday. Lifted Sunday (yay me), did cardio on Monday, and then slept in until five a.m. on Tuesday. Just not enough get-up-and-go to drag my bones out of bed by four. I also remembered […]Read more "Cycle Nine, Day Two and Trying Not to Waste Time"
I stayed up a little late last night but I got to sleep in past six this morning, so it all worked out. I noticed my lower back, especially on the left side was a little sore, which I attributed to picking weeds yesterday. Also, my left calf was sore, but that’s because of a […]Read more "Starting Cycle Nine in 5/3/1 Training"
I decided to lift today instead of Thursday basically because I was bored. Two days of cardio was more than enough to convince me that I wanted to switch it up. I’ll do cardio (ideally) tomorrow and the next day. Speaking of which, I’ve had to go down one level and go a little slower […]Read more "Recovery Cycle: Week Three, Day Two"
Yeah, I renamed “The Long Road Back” because I was tired of finding images of long roads. I actually lifted yesterday but I haven’t had a chance to blog about it until just now. We had the grandkids on Sunday, so I figured I wouldn’t be able to get to the gym. Then the missus […]Read more "Recovery Cycle: Week Three, Day One"