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  1. Actually felt like my workout today was approaching previous strength levels. Not there but getting there!


    I get asked pretty much every time I am in a weight room whether I'm training for something. I wonder how often men lifting weights get asked the same question. I would venture to say not that often.


    You're training at being more awesome! :D


    Really though, that's kind of sad...aren't we allowed to get strong without competing? I will compete, but just because it's fun. Most people don't care though. Going to a crossfit box does have it's merits... :)

  2. If any of you follow the Paleo lifestyle or like Nom Nom recipes, Michelle Tam is going to be in Seattle this weekend for her book tour. Some of them you need to register for. I think I'm going to attempt to make Sundays book signing.

    Nom Nom Paleo Book Tour




    I was at the signing tonight. So much fun!

  3. For sure - and I don't think your form will suffer at that weight either. Also, I just caught up on your whole thread. I really appreciate the philosophical bent. I just had some similar revelations myself, and although I have some short term goals, I feel much better about things now that I'm thinking LONG term...


    Thank you!


    Long term is the only way. 


    For instance, two months ago, I had to take the elevator to get the second floor doctor's office. Last month, I walked up the stairs. Grudgingly. And today? I sprinted up the stairs! TAKE THAT GRAVITY!


    I had a meeting and treatment with my acupuncturist, and we had a talk about diet. I'll be skipping her recommendations to buy a juicer and take 4 one cup servings of granny smith apples and carrots a day. Um, yeah. No. Then she wants me to take b-vitamin supplements. I told her I'd get some grass fed beef liver. She had this look...like "wtf?". It was priceless. 


    I'm not against supplements. But there's better long term options that are cheaper. No need to spend a bzillion dollars at the drugstore when you can go to a butcher's shop.

  4. Interesting.  I've yet to video myself.  I can see the benefits.  But, I find it interesting that you are videoing one set per day.  Are you videoing one set per exercise per day?


    I do 5/3/1. One major movement per day. So today was deadlift day...boom. Deadlift video's on my thread. :)


    I don't see the point in video'ing assistance lifts, and sometimes skip bench / ohp. I usually have room to setup for deadlift and squats though, so they get a video.



    If I was doing something that had multiple movements per day [say 5x5, starting strength, etc], I'd strive for 1 video of each movement each week. I'm probably a bit over-zealous on the video thing, but I like seeing progress and form improvements [or degradation]. 

  5. My coach and I had a good discussion today...


    - I'm going to skip the deload week for this cycle, and do it the next one. So my new cycle will start on Tuesday, after doing ohp on monday. 


    - I'm going to increase bench press weight by 10 pounds, not 5, since last night's...was insane. 


    - I'm going to email him about ideas for max rep efforts, and we're going to switch around movements ala westside. 



  6. Spent the evening at a paleo book signing [balanced bites and Primal palate]. Meeting authors is fun. You see a new perspective on everything.


    These are people who love food. Who love old cookware. Who cook like your grandmother. Who adore duck fat and keep ghee on the counter. Who hide liver in meatloaf. 


    And y'know...that doesn't sound like a bad thing. In fact, it sounds kind of cool. :)

  7. Gym


    Bench press


    5 @ 70#

    3 @ 75#

    15 @ 85# [so...this happened. This is supposed to be my "1rm" for max reps. Yeah, not my "1rm" anymore. Going to talk to coach and probably move 10#'s up next week. It's deload week next, so it's time for a weight increase.]


    T-bar Row


    10 / 7 / 5 / 5 / 5 @ 25#

  8. I need to up this weight too. I need to go to the gym with a weightlifter friend....Id like some spots and stuff. And pointers. Cant really look in the mirrors and concentrate on lifting at the same time. Or maybe it's just my small brain...



    Now you know why I video 1 set per day. Helps with figuring out what I'm doing right or wrong. And mirrors? They're useless. Video. Ignore your reflection! 


    No, you're smart. Very smart. Just video, upload (we do have a forum sub-section for that), and ask for pointers. I do this with my coach all the time. :)

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