whats goin on Glex, 2bad u culdn't make it to teh show it woulda been awesome to have u there--even though i possibly got robbed ....ne ways awesome vids brother and sum awesome strength
Woo...it's been over a year? I would've expected my log to be more buried than it was
Quick update on my training. I am still a running fool but it's much harder in the arid environment and thin atmosphere of Hell, NM. Today I took advantage of a recent rainstorm and the cloud cover to run ten miles without my throat closing up (which usually happens around mile six on a hot dry day). I may or may not run a marathon in September; it all depends on how my running progresses after I'm done dieting.
I'm currently at about 190 lbs, down about 15 pounds or so from about seven or eight weeks ago. My goal is to be showing some good abs for my trip to the beach in four weeks, so I figure another 6-8 pounds will do it. It'll be tight with my sister-in-law's wedding coming up next weekend, but I think if keep my running ramped up like it's been in the last two weeks I'll be just fine.
As far as weightlifting goes, I'm in the gym 4-6 times a week. I have mandatory PT sessions for the military :angrydude: on M-W-F in the morning. For the most part I'm left alone and can do what I want (except Wednesdays, they're starting to make everyone run again), but it winds up being about 45 minutes of usable time. So I've been doing two-a-days on MWF for the past three months or so; mornings are Chest/Bis/Tris (because it's shorter, not because I want to do it first), evenings are Legs/Back/Shoulders/Abs. I don't stick to this religiously; if I have extra time in the morning I might throw in abs to lighten the load in the evening, if I feel like I need a break, I take it. On Wednesday I often times do a full-body routine in the evening (since they've made us run in the morning anyway) and incorporate some cleans, C&Js, and other random exercises I don't always get to. If I miss a workout one day I might move it to another day of the week...you get the picture. I'm listening to my body and it seems to be working alright.
Well, that's a lot for one post. Hopefully you'll see a little more of me as I run through the nutrition section tweaking my diet and maybe making some comments on some logs. And if you're all very good, I'll post some pictures
Thanks guys, I'm still slacking on the posting front but at least I feel more guilty about it now!
Right now I'm in Pennsylvania for my sister-in-law's wedding, so there's not much to report in the way of lifting. I did run 11 miles and I definitely wasn't used to the hills; my legs are sore. I was going to run tomorrow as well but if I want to be mobile for the ceremony it might be smart to skip that. Maybe a short one, we'll see.
Also, my diet was destroyed as I suspected At least I still have three weeks before the beach to take that off and more if necessary.
Why do you run, Till?
I've never recorded any of my deadlifts so I decided to do one for you; here's 405 lbs:
Not great but not terrible; my back got a little round but it felt alright. I failed 425 right after that I ran 10 miles yesterday and I'm still cutting so I guess I'll excuse myself for that. Still,
I think my PB is 435 or 425 bare-handed...can't remember.
Till: I figured the popo had something to do with it
Hypo: Not so much, like I said, I failed right after that.
Freako: I agree. That could be all the running because typically I don't have problems locking out; I usually don't hitch up on my quads like in the video (31 seconds) unless I'm going to fail. In fact, that is how I failed on my next attempt of 425; I wish I'd saved the video now.
That's kind of weird because I've always felt like my hamstrings were decently strong when doing isolation movements, but thinking back that's gotta be one of my limiters on deadlift. Line used to make fun of me because when he gets the barbell off the floor more than a few inches he knows he's going to finish. Good observation, thanks Freako!
Alright, off to lift and swim, as long as it doesn't thunderstorm.