The missus is out of town so I have a lot more control of my schedule, well sort of. We may not be sharing a continent at the moment, but she did leave a “honey do” list. Yesterday I worked on the outside of the house. Today, it’s the inside. But before all that, it’s […]Read more "Chased Two New PRs And Only Got One"
I didn’t think I was going to make it this morning. Oh, I’d gotten enough rest so I could get out of bed by 4 a.m., but everything else seemed to be going against me. I got my usual water and coffee plus ate the last piece of leftover Quiche to get something in my […]Read more "New PR in Bench Press and a Pretty Impressive Deadlift"
Last week’s scheduling craziness has sort of spilled over into this week or at least Sunday morning. My wife and I had the grandkids again and of course, she went on her morning walk (one of them, anyway) at 7:20 and was hoofing it for an hour or so. I was dressed and ready to […]Read more "Cycle 12, 3/3/3+ Week, Day One, Plus Why People Are Not Taught Strength Training"
Well, compared to last Tuesday my performance this morning wasn’t particularly stellar, but it wasn’t the worst I’ve done either. I had intended to lift on Thursday, but I absolutely couldn’t get myself out of bed. I’d stayed up a little late with my grandson (he didn’t have school the next day) the night before […]Read more "Cycle Twelve, 5/5/5+ Week, Day Two Being Good But Not Great"
It’s been a strange couple of weeks. As you know if you’re a regular reader of this blog, I took a deload week last week because I was feeling pretty beaten up by the weights and hitting some nasty strength plateaus. Also, last Friday, my wife and I drove all the way down to St. […]Read more "Cycle Twelve, 5/5/5+ Week, Day One and Made Two New PRs!"
I’ve been having a lazy week. No cardio. I’ve been staying in bed until about 5 a.m., which is when I should be hitting the gym. Cold, dark mornings. They just beg you to stay in your nice, warm bed an hour longer than you should. But today was lift day and I couldn’t postpone […]Read more "Ending Cycle Eleven Deload Week"
Saturday, I spent a fair amount of the time at the playground with my seven-year-old grandson. Getting up and sitting down on the playground equipment reminded me of how stiff and sore I’ve been feeling lately, and that convinced me I needed a deload week, so here I go into week four of cycle 11. […]Read more "Cycle Eleven, Day One of Deload Week"
They say you have to take the good with the bad and I guess that’s true, however it’s still pretty frustrating. I’ll go into that more in a bit. I woke up this morning pretty close to four, so I must have gotten a good amount of sleep. I did wake up once in the […]Read more "Ending Cycle Eleven with Another Matching PR"
Yesterday, the missus and I pulled weeds and trimmed plants all morning and half of the afternoon, that is, after I did the usual mowing and stuff. My lower back didn’t like all that sitting on the ground and bending over, and I wondered if it would adversely affect today’s back squats. I really didn’t […]Read more "Starting 5/3/1+ Week in Cycle Eleven and Matching a PR"