Another week of progress.
Monday, April 6, 2020
SPSPH 2×10, 1×8
Airdyne Sprints :20 on/:40 off 6x 1.65 miles
Mobility: BSquat / Theragun Quads/Adductors
Walk: 2.56 miles
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
SPSPH 2×10, 1×9
Deadlifts 5×135, 4×185, 3×225, 5×275
Ab Wheel 4, 4, 4
Walk 2.7 miles
Back in the day (yeah, I’m old enough I can say that now), I would watch bodybuilding DVDs or VHSs before heading to the gym. Arnold, Ronnie Coleman, Jay Cutler, or my personal favorite, Flex Wheeler. I still yell Ronnieisms like “lightweight”, “ain’t nothing to it but do do it” and “everybody wanna be a bodybuilder, nobody wanna lift this heavy ass weight” when I work out. And, yeah I full admit I no long move the weight that justifies these proclamations. I’m not going to let some detail like that stop me from having fun. I’m alone in my basement, afterall.
Well, I have no clue where those DVDs are. Or even my DVD player. This is 2020 after all. So, on Tuesday, I felt like bro-ing out before deadlifts, so I hopped on Youtube and tried looking for the old Ronnie documentaries. I couldn’t find the old documentaries I had, but I did find some short highlight packages I watched. Bro season, bro.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
SPSPH 3×10 9:02
Press 8×45, 5×95, 3×115, 1×135, 3x5x145
Hip Thrusters 3x10x70
Walk 2.85 miles
While Tuesday’s pre-workout videos were mostly just manly meat market in video form, it did lead me down a “gym motivation” video wormhole. That landed me on the works of the Mulligan Brothers, who have put together several compilation videos of motivational speakers, dudes screaming in their instagram and so on. It is mindset reminders set over sweeping music. And I am here for this kind of stuff. The Rock, Dave Goggins, CT Fletcher, Arnold, Rogan, etc., all in highlight package. Bro season, bro. This actually became what I had on the gym speakers during my workouts the rest of the week. Yes, Sarah made fun of me for this. I deserve it. Also, I work out alone in my basement, so, whatever. My list, my rules, remember.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Mobility: BSQuat / Saddle
20 Jumping Jacks
Pistol/Dip/Toes2Bar/Pullup Att/GH Raise 1x
Snatch 5×65, 4×85, 3×105, 5x1x125
Close Grip Bench 10×95, 10×115, 10×125
Friday, April 10, 2020
Mobility: BSquat / Saddle / Calves / Couch Stretch / Theragun Glutes
SPSPH 3×10 8:03
Rickshaw Farmer Carry Every 90 seconds 25-yards 7x
I have been giving some thought to including videos, articles and podcast I consume that are health related in these posts, on the days I consume them. I’m experimenting a bit here. Roll with me.
I’ve been using a to-do list for a while now called Wunderlist. They recently got bought out by Microsoft and is getting morphed into Microsoft’s To-Do app. So today, I worked on switching over. One of the tabs I have is a Watch list. In it were some links to old videos I would throw in to check out at a later date. Two of the older ones in the list were a Power Athlete feature by Train Heroic, and a note that just said check out Athlean-X’s videos. So, I did that today. Or, at least a couple Athlean-X videos. They have thousands.
Podcast: The Healthy Rebellion Radio with Robb Wolf and Nicki Violetti Episode 24–Keto Amenorrhea, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Diabetes.
Saturday, April 11, 2020
21 Jumping Jacks
3 Rev. Lunges, 1 each: pullup, ab wheel, GH raise, Dip
Squats 5×45, 4×135, 3×185, 2×225, 1×275, 3x5x285
DB Rows 3x10x50
Walk: 3.08 miles
Sunday, April 12, 2020
SPSPH 3×10 7:16
Bench 10×45, 5×95, 4×135, 2×155, 1×175, 3x5x185
Dip Stand Knee Raises 3×10
Mobility: Chest stretch w/rings / OH Band Side Lat / BSquat
Every now and then, I do virtual 5Ks, signing up for medals from Peakvirtualraces.com. This one was a Game of Thrones medal with the quote “What do we say to the god of death? Not today”, a line from Aria’s sword instructor, which is just a badass line. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Wounded Warrior project. Just a little extra incentive to get out and move more than usual.