Well. I did a thing last week. After training at home on my own almost exclusively for nearly two years now, and a year or so with some consistency, I signed back up at Main Street Gym.
I trained at Main Street for a few years, back from 2006-20010(ish). Back when I was competing in powerlifting regularly and had training partners. Before I built the home gym in 2010 and before Crossfit.
My gym at home has pretty much everything I need to train. I’ve got a power rack, horse stall mats, two benches, two barbells, a full dumbbell rack up to 60s, a hyper stand, a glute-ham developer, a dip stand, a pullup bar, and a lat pull machine. I’ve got slam balls, strongman equipment, belts, wraps, chalk, Airdyne, elliptical, all of it. It has everything but people. A good chunk of the time, that can be a good thing. I never have to wait on a squat rack. I control the music. I can work lifts in throughout the day.
Back up a minute now. Main Street’s own, Glen Borah, passed away less than two weeks ago. Glen wasn’t around the gym much in the years I trained there as he was mostly in Texas then. But, he came home often enough. And even long after I stopped training at the gym, he made sure to ask me how it was all going whenever I ran into him in town. Glen also made an impact on the generation behind me. And seeing all the stories of that comradery and influence had me missing lifting with people. I’ve been lucky enough to have had a couple of good training teams in my lifetime. People who had an impact on my life. Seeing the stories reminded me I wanted to be that impact for the next generation. So, last Monday, I walked through those doors once again.
Finally, the Weez has come back to Main Street. And good luck not saying that in The Rock’s voice.
I’m not training with anyone, but it still felt good to interact again. Working from home and working out from home as well can make for a lonely lifter.
With all that being said, I also put the Ditillo workouts on the backburner. I’m going to do some simple 3×5 starting strength stuff for a few weeks, and then see if I can’t get ready for a powerlifting competition in December. My numbers are not anywhere near where I would like after the knee injury earlier this year, but that is the advantage of getting older. I’m competing for fun at this point, not ego. My numbers are what they are and all I can do is work to improve them.
Monday, Oct. 12, 2020
Walk 3.57 miles
Pec Smash w/bar&KB
Squat 5×45, 5×135, 4×185, 3×225, 2×275, 3x5x315
Bench 10×45, 5×95, 3×135, 1×185, 3x5x225
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020
Walk 2.9 miles
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020
Walk 3.15 miles
DeFranco Agile 8
Squats 5×45, 5×135, 3×225, 1×275, 3x5x325
Press 5×45, 3×95, 1×115, 3x5x135
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020
Walk 2.09 miles
Airdyne 1.0 miles, 3:32
Hamstring / Piriformis / Child pose
Friday, Oct. 16, 2020
Walk 2.51 miles
Defranco Agile 8.2
Squat 5×45, 5×135, 3×225, 1×275, 1×315, 3x5x335
Bench 10×45, 5×95, 3×135, 1×185, 3x5x230
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020
Walk 3.23 miles
Airdyne 2.0 Miles, 7:09
Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020
Walk 3.66 miles
And to the Main Street crew: What happened to the monolift? I did find the deadlift platform and reverse hyper in the basement.