Tag Archives: recovery

Post-comp calm

It was a typical, rushed Wednesday morning and I wore my gym clothes on the train then went directly into the cardio room for 45 minutes of elliptical recovery. I’m not super sore after yesterday’s exertion, but weird things are … Continue reading

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Pressing pause

This morning I was sore in my lower back, so I decided to delay deadlifts for a day and do a nice recovery workout. I’m a little worried about running out of time– all next week I’ll be at a … Continue reading

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Mental game

Today I stared down deadlifts for the first time since hurting myself. First, though, I worked on bench, getting up to a 155lb single (just barely!) It gave me a good chance to work on something: breathing. For a less-challenging … Continue reading

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A tale of two runs

Oh, hello there! It’s been a while. It’s not that I haven’t worked out for a few days, just that I haven’t had time (or, ahem, forgot) to write about it. On Saturday morning I crammed in a 30-minute run … Continue reading

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All the lifts

I haven’t been to the gym in a week, what should I do on this quiet Friday? ALL THE LIFTS. Bench – 5@115lb, 2×5@135lb, 2×5@145lb, (1,1)@150lb Squat – 5×5@135lb Upper accessory, 2×10: biceps, triceps, OHP, BO row (2×5) Lower accessory, … Continue reading

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Anatomy lessons

My right quad (the injured side) has been twitching incessantly yesterday and this morning. It’s driving me nuts. I forgot to blog my workout yesterday (busy day). I started off with bench: 5×115, 2x5x135, (4,3)x140lb, followed by accessory biceps, triceps, … Continue reading

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Rehab suuuuuucks

Day 1 in Angry Backparts Rehab. Everything is a hot mess so I tried to stick to light isolation exercises and core work that should gently hit the surrounding muscles. Bonus: it fit well into my Wednesday morning rush. 4×10, … Continue reading

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