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  1. Dang. Had to youtube what the heck thrusters were. That looks exhausting.
  2. I've been feeling more well rested lately. I think it's a combination of all the eating, and busting my ass in workouts so when I do sleep it's a better sleep. I don't get the afternoon sleepies like I used to, and I don't pass out the minute I sit down to watch TV in the evening. So I figured I'd try to get a little workout in the mornings, and thought I'd jump right into the mobility WODs. Officially set my alarm to 15 minutes earlier than normal, so there's no going back now. I think this is a habit I should be able to develop, and keep. Anyway, did the 10 minute squat this morning. Man it was tough. I had to get out of it a good 11-12 times. I think the longest stretch I held a squat for was just over a minute. Pretty sore from yesterday's workout, so I'll blame that. Might give it another go in a few weeks time on a rest day.
  3. Front squat: 45x5, 45x5, 50x5, 50x5, 50x5 Dead lift: 70x5, 75x5, 75x5, 75x5 Plank: 45, 37, 29 Death by squats with 30 pounds: 5 full minutes
  4. Whose idea was it to do death by squats? Holy hell. Talk about gettin progressively difficult. Anyway, had to stop in the middle of minute 6, with 3 pound dumbbell front squats. Might try again on a night here I didn't do squats and dead lifts *before* DBS
  5. Week 3 Report Going with a B again. I'm killing it in the workouts. Had to rearrange them to accommodate weekend traveling but I ended up getting an extra one in. Diet was awful on Friday an Saturday but I turned it around quick and for back on track on Sunday. Learned a little more French No run. Today's workout: Push press 45x5, 45x5, 45x5, 50x5, 50x1 Pullups with 5 pounds weight 3.5, 3,2 Handstand pushups 3,2 Pushups 6 Side plank 20 seconds Still getting over a cold so I'm not surprised that it wasn't super great tonight. Loved adding weight to pullups. It made a difference even if it was only 5 pounds. Def maxed out at 50 pounds for push press. Really wasn't feeling the handstands which is why I switched to regular pushups. Rally didn't want to plank so I didn't. No excuse other than just not feeling like it
  6. Couch shmouch. It was a pool table Thanks. I get sick all the time. Seriously, if there's a cold making the rounds I'll get it. You'd think I would be used to it by now. Luckily it always tends to go away quickly. I blame it on my pets. I'm not allergic to cats but I'd there's a few around it bothers me. My parents had three when I was young an t was brutal. I am allergic to dogs though. Somehow I wound up with two cats and a dog. I'm immune to them but I think my body is so busy fighting those allergies that I've got no defense left.
  7. Ditto. I remember going to the gym so many times and I'd walk in pissed off about something or other, but once I started getting the heavy lifts in I would focus so hard on them that I just didn't have any energy left to be upset anymore. (Though usually the bad mood would return). I really, really, loved the strong lifts program. It was so simple, and efficient, and you really can start adding on the weight in a short amount of time. Once you start hitting your BW on lifts I think it's just a really cool feeling to know that if you ever had to carry a person for whatever reason you could. And that's not something I could do a year and a half ago
  8. I thought I read somewhere that eating more will help. In my own experience, it's been helping me. The deadlifts don't do it as bad for me as the handstand pushups. The first few times I did pushups I was really woozy, but it's already getting better. The only real difference, besides the obvious muscle gain, is that I've been focusing on eating way more than I'm used to. I'm getting like 3k calories a day, and usually in the 220g range for protein. Other than that... stand up slowly once you put the weights down I guess.
  9. I think I have the plague. At least that's what it felt like on Sunday and Monday. So no workout yesterday. Feeling much, much better today, so I should be able to get one in. I expect that after a weekend of eating garbage, and feeling not super great, it won't be my best workout but I'll make the most of it nonetheless
  10. haha. You look so sad. Way to milk the little kitty scratch for all it's worth Awesome job on the squats. Hitting your body weight in anything is a pretty cool milestone
  11. Thursday was a rest day. Spent something like 8 hours in the car after work. Friday I did the card game as a workout. Details on that are in the strength squad thread. Saturday and Sunday were rest days. I was thinking about going for a run yesterday but I'm getting sick so I ruled that out. I did however finally sell my pool table, and I helped the guy move it. It was quite funny actually. The guy who bought it brought his friend along, but they weren't able to lift it so they asked for my help. It's kind of awkward to move that with three people, and ultimately I pushed his friend out of the way and took over. Bonus fact: it was much, much, much easier to move it this time around than two years ago when I first brought it into the house. I was really dreading moving it, but it ultimately wasn't bad. I think if it wasn't for the size I could've done it alone
  12. weird. I updated here on Friday, and looked at my post, but it's gone now. Oh well. AAAAAnyway. On the weekend I was travelling so I did the card game as a workout. Spades = pushups Clubs = squats Hearts = jumping jacks Diamonds = double unders Jack = 11 Queen = 12 King = 13 Ace = 15 Joker = 30 mountain climbers I forget the exact time now, but it was around the 32 minute mark to get through the entire deck. It ended up being more tough than I expected. You know it's kicking your ass when you hope for jumping jacks because they're the easiest. I think I'm not used to just jumping in from one exercise to the next with little to no breaks like that, so it was a good ass kicker to my lungs anyway. All in all, I liked it. I think with a bit of tweaking it would make for a pretty solid workout routine on the whole.
  13. I kind of had the opposite experience. I always felt it in my thighs, then as I upped the weight I felt it everywhere. So, that's normal I guess (?) that you feel it in your thighs now.
  14. Jeez,way to eat well on the road! I'm traveling this weekend, leaving right after work tomorrow. I may read your thread a few times for inspiration
  15. I like your chinup plan. I do pull ups twice weekly, but different number of sets. I think on those nights I will add some weights. How much are you going to add? I'm thinking 10 pounds
  16. My dumbbells are just handles and plates that I adjust. I was using every pate I had to max out at 50 pounds. Until today. I picked up four 25 pound plates. So someone doubled his max load. Tonight: Deadlifts: 60x5, 65x5, 70x5, 75x5, 80x5 Lunges: 30x8, 35x8, 40x8 Planks: 75, 45, 47 It's a good thing my job is sitting in front of a computer all day because I don't think I'll be able to use my legs. I can honestly say I could not have done more than that. I was pumped because now I have enough weights to get slightly passed my body weight so I can't wait to hit that point. Pretty sure I can do it for deadlifts. What I lacked in mental toughness yesterday I more than made up for tonight.
  17. I would have screamed like a girl if I saw fire ants let alone got bit
  18. Alright, numbers for the last few days: Sunday: Push Press: 40x5, 40x5, 40x5, 45x5, 45x6. Two weeks ago I could barely lift 35 pounds to my shoulders, let alone actually getting them above my head. I'm gonna hit that 50 mark soon Pullups: 6.5, 4, 3.5 Handstand pushups: 5, 4, 1 Side planks: 70 seconds x4 Monday: Front squat: 45x5, 45x5, 45x5, 50x5, 50x5 Deadlifts: 50x13, 50x12, 50x9, 50x10 Planks: 70, 40, 43 Tuesday (as best as I can remember.. don't have the numbers right with me): Pullups: 7.5, 4, 4, 2.5, 3 Handstand pushups: 4, 4, 1 Bent over rows: 45x5, 45x5, 45x5 Side planks: 59, 54, 30, 30 Last night my head wasn't really in it. The numbers are fine, and for the most part *slightly* up. But I didn't want to do the workout at all, and was miserable through the whole thing. Not sure what my problem was. Anyway, certainly didn't push to failure as hard as I normally would. Almost skipped the planks altogether because I hate them, and I knew it'd be a losing battle since I find that's more mental than physical. Anyway, I did it, so that's better than nothing I guess. I'm on the lookout for more weights at this point. 50 pounds per dumbbell is all I currently have, and I want to get my deadlifts back down to 5 reps so I def. need more.
  19. Haha. That's one of my favorite parts about working out from home. Planks do it to me
  20. God. You're some kind of machine. Lunges are bad enough on their own, let alone with weight, and the back foot elevated. I've never tried that one with weight. Without weight I could get about 7 or 8 in, but holy hell were they ever tough and man did my legs get sore. God I hate lunges. Have I complained about that recently
  21. Climbing will definitely help with your fear of heights. I did that a bit last year, and keep meaning to go again this year I just haven't gotten around to it. My first couple of climbs I really didn't get much higher than 7 feet or so. (The one around here has no harnesses or anything like that; bouldering is the official term). I was pretty excited, and super nervous, the first time I made it to the top. There's one section that's a little bit higher, and it was a more difficult climb in general, took me weeks of trying to get to the top. In the end I would get within about 2 holds from the top, but the height would just freak me out too much. I was ecstatic when I finally got that one. The first real fall I had really helped with the fears too. Usually I would just drop, and I did slowly work up to dropping from higher heights, but the first time I fell when I wasn't expecting it scared the crap out of me. When I realize it didn't hurt I felt a lot better about the whole thing. Damn... now I'm really itching to get out again
  22. In what I take as a compliment, I'm starting to lose track of how many times my wife says "I can't believe you're..." ...eating chicken as a snack (I go through at least one breast a day.... that's what she said) ...doing handstand pushups ...drinking milk ...eating so much I know there's been more. But that's just what I've heard in the last 24 hours
  23. Week 2 Report Eating this weekend went even better than last weekend. I'm starting to get a good routine of having the same breakfast as I do during the weeks, same snacks, lunch is bacon and eggs, then supper is whatever. The suppers were Friday-rice, eggroll, and chicken balls. Saturday: chicken fajitas. Sunday: Lasagna dish. I ate Sunday immediately after the workout. Didn't eat out at all. Had more beer and snacks than usual, but really, I feel like I minimized the junky eating quite nicely. I had to start this week's workouts on Sunday, instead of Monday, since I'm travelling Thursday after work so I won't get a workout in, and it's hard to say what I'll get done on the weekend. So this weeks rest days will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, instead of Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Because I missed Tuesdays workout I went Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of last week, so I only had the one rest day this weekend instead of two. So, no runs this week, but I don't feel like that's a failure because I really only plan to run when I feel like it. It's not a huge priority. Plus we've gotten more walks in with the dog than usual. Pretty much a good half hour, 40 minutes, every night. Sometimes longer. As for the French speaking... well I learned one new phrase. That's really not coming along, but I don't consider it high priority either. My eating, with the exception of one absolute garbage meal on Tuesday night, was spot on I think. I'm really noticing a difference. Can already feel more muscle definition than 2 weeks ago. And for pretty much everything in my workout, I'm getting double what I did two weeks ago. That's the biggest difference. I feel like I'm getting huge gains in every part of my workouts. Don't have the numbers for Sundays workout with me right now. Will post later on I guess
  24. Ahhhh so close. You'll hit the pullup in no time.
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