Anvil or Hammer


Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on July 1, 2008

I’ve said before, TVs in gyms are bad. I’m right, but I watched TV tonight. Fortunately I had lots of blinking lights to keep me on task but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t impact my workout.

Cardio 30minutes

30lb dumbbell
Hammer Curls
Lying Tricep Press
18lb Ball
Front Raise
Trunk Rotation
Ladder by 2’s 12->2

Leg Extension 85lbs 3 x 12
Leg Curl 85lbs 3 X12

I watched wipeout, some new obstacle course type show. It’s like ‘what would happen if just anyone got on american gladiators and we took out the gladiators to give them a chance’. It was as ugly as it sounds and laughable.Definitely impacts the quality of workout but funny.

I forgot to mention, PT continues, it’s mostly just traction at this point which is a-ok by me as it seems to help.

Fruit Roll Up

Posted in Diet and Bodyweight,Gym Strength,Rest and Recovery by Mike on July 1, 2008

I haven’t blogged in over a week, so it’s time to catch up and get back on a schedule.

Last week I hit MAC on Tuesday
30mins biking on cardio
Overhead Squat – just the bar X 10
Pushup X 10
Medicine Ball Raises (front and each side) X 10
5 Circuits

The OHS were a bad idea, I won’t be messing with those in a bit

Friday – Dumbarton
I don’t recall it all
15 minutes on the elliptical
Bench ladder 10 ->1(alternating 225, 185 for each weight)
Rows 135lbs 5 X 12
leg Extensions 5 X 12 80lbs
Leg Curls 5 X12 60lbs
Calf Raises 3 X 20 50lbs
I think that was most of it. I felt really good coming out of this and I think that making my legs do something besides atrophy was a very good thing.

Monday Morning Weigh-In: 236.6
I got a big old FAIL on eating clean for the first half of last week. I did okay 70%ish for the second half. This week has been very good so far. I’ve had some chocolate covered espresso bean (and not many) but that’s about it.
Really, all I have to do is eat clean but that means planning, scheduling and being prepared and that is where I am struggling.

No ibuprofen since Saturday. Laura was out of town and I didn’t have anything pressing so I thought I’d just see what would happen. I was surprised that I made it all day. So I stayed off the drugs through Sunday but figured with work on Monday I would have to go back. Monday went just fine without. Now it’s Tuesday and still none. I’m very happy. I can take some if I need to but I haven’t felt that need.