Monthly Archives: July 2014

Little pool day

Pool day! Okay, it was more like pool 35 minutes. I went and swam some laps and felt kind of tired and sore. My shoulders aren’t awesome today. I should stretch some more before I cool down completely… We have … Continue reading

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Changing it up

What a weird summer day! It’s not even 80F out. I was thinking about going for a swim, but the temperature gave me pause. And I could run, it’s nice weather for it, but it wasn’t grabbing me today. And … Continue reading

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Getting better all the time

Wow, I am seeing so much improvement in this stage! I don’t know how long I’ll be able to keep adding 5-10lb per week to these dumbbell lifts. Actually… it’s getting to the point where wrangling the dumbbells is harder … Continue reading

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Best hour of the day

The polar vortex is here and the weather is lovely, cooler and less humid. Add to that the fact that today is an open house at my gym (with the attendant hordes of lookie-loos) and I was eager to get … Continue reading

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A mixed bag

Well, today was Stage 6 A3. You might think that I would be seeing some progress with the negative chin-ups but NOPE. It just all goes wrong– I jump up from a box to the top position and all I … Continue reading

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(Not) Obsessing over food

Today was my second shot at Stage 6 workout B and I made some corrections, like making sure the dumbbell was on the correct shoulder for the one-side-weighted lunges, and decreasing the incline on the reverse crunches so I could … Continue reading

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Build Bigger Arms!

I just finished Workout 2A and I’m a little conflicted about it. I’m realizing that I’m going to have to put on a lot of strength, really fast to be able to manage a pull-up in 5 weeks. I’m seeing … Continue reading

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