It’s been about six weeks since I stopped working out regularly. My little corner of Idaho (the whole state, actually) got hit by the worst series of winter storms in almost 35 years. It was cold with plenty ice and snow. Dangerous or at least difficult to drive in. The parking lot of my work […]Read more "Coming Out of Hibernation"
It has in fact been almost three weeks since I’ve been inside my gym and a full three weeks since I last lifted. The weather in Southwestern Idaho has been abysmal. We’ve had the worst series of snow storms in over thirty years hit us. I can’t remember when the last time was I didn’t see […]Read more "Snow Daze"
I honestly had no idea what I was going to do at the gym this morning. Well, that’s not exactly true. I had planned to start Cycle 15 and 5/5/5+ week, but I found myself nice, and warm, and cozy in bed this morning and I didn’t want to get out. I justified my decision by […]Read more "Weird Deload Week Day One"
Lousy workout today. I had a feeling it would be even before I left for the gym this morning. Maybe my attitude is what resulted in my poor performance, or maybe my mind/body was telling me something. These long, dark, cold mornings are getting to me, plus I got to sleep in four days in […]Read more "Out of Gas Yet Again"
The holidays have screwed up my schedule, but not too badly. I have from last Friday through this Monday off from work. Gym was closed on Sunday for Christmas but opened up this morning at 7 a.m. I should say that since my wife and children are Jewish, we don’t celebrate Christmas. Please, no outcry. […]Read more "Getting Stronger and Weaker at the Same Time"
I know one of you out there did it. Get your hand off the controls or better yet, lighten things back to normal. My deadlifts were miserable, but I’ll get to that. I’ve been avoiding doing cardio at the gym all week. Dark and cold outside, plus I’ve been staying up later than I should […]Read more "Deadlifts And Who Turned Up The Gravity?"
Yesterday, it was bitterly cold outside when I woke up, and I mean temperatures in the single digits. Lots of ice on the ground as well, so my wife elected to stay in bed rather than go for an early morning walk. The grandkids were asleep and all was quiet and peaceful as I prepared […]Read more "Cycle 14, 3/3/3+ Week Begins With A Mixed Bag"
The weather’s been lousy lately, but that’s winter in Southwestern Idaho. It snowed all day yesterday, but this morning, things warmed up just enough (36 degrees F) that the snow and ice started to melt. We’re expecting rain later today. What’s left on the roads is a bunch of slippery slush. I’ve only gotten in […]Read more "Bench Press and Deadlift PRs"
My arms and legs feel like jelly but I did it to myself. Last week I took at deload week at the end of Cycle 13 since deloads have been working well for me lately. While I was doing the calculations for the deload weights, I decided to recalculate all of the weights for the […]Read more "Cycle 14 Begins And The Weights Were Way, Way Up"
It snowed a little yesterday and it’s supposed to snow a lot tomorrow, so I figured that even though the temp outside was only about 17 degrees F when I got up this morning, today was the day to hit the gym and lift. It’s funny how when it’s that cold out, I have to […]Read more "A Proper Deload Week, Day Two"