I had a good night’s sleep last night, then I got up feeling pretty good. I had a good morning for my lifting, with everything feeling really great. A little while later I did a WOD and challenged myself with it.
It was another hot day, but thankfully we have the air conditioner installed. My lifts weren’t anything heavy today, but they felt good.
I have been thinking about picking up a weighted vest for years. I didn’t know how it would work for me, and they were pretty pricey, so I never did until I saw one cheap on Amazon. Today it arrived, and I tried it out, and it was a good pickup.
The heat and humidity has been having me feel pretty run down. I am still doing my lifting, though. This morning I had a pretty good day for my lifting. Nothing was heavy, but it felt good.
It has been another hot day today. Thankfully, the air conditioner helped me sleep last night and the one in the garage made it tolerable to do my lifting. I was having some cramping yesterday after doubling up on WODS.
It’s been over a week now since I did my normal lifting. Today it was time to get back at it. I lowered my weight and everything went well. I also did a fun WOD.
For my birthday this year I decided to go with my Crossfit total since I was long overdue on that. I got a lifetime PR on the back squats. Later, I did a brutal sled and strong man sandbag WOD in the heat.
Today was a warm and very humid day. Thankfully, with me wanting to max out next week, my lifts were all pretty easy. The WOD, on the other hand, was really tough and only exasperated be the heat.
This morning was a great day for lifting. I hit my heavy squats with ease. After lifting, we did some running around. By the time we got home and I went outside to do a sled WOD, it was just too hot.
Today, lifts were heavy. At least the DL and squats were. It was a very humid morning and day. Later I knocked out a WOD.
Last night was yet another cool night, so I had a great night’s sleep. That helped with my fairly heavy squats early this morning and the very heavy presses. Later I got a fun little WOD in.
Today, my lifts went okay. I passed on the good mornings since I was feeling off with them. Shortly after that, we did a rough sled WOD.
Today, my lifts were pretty heavy again. The strict presses were the main deal about today. I had a heavy enough weight that I only got through it a couple of times before my shoulder. Today they felt heavy but great.
Today, my lifts were pretty heavy, especially the strict presses and power cleans. Everything felt and was much better than I expected, especially since I was feeling so off yesterday.
This morning was more humid than it has been, and the humidity is creeping up as the day goes on. It wasn’t bad enough to drastically affect me in the garage, though. I did as expected on my lifts and surprisingly well on an interval row.
Today turned out to be a pretty good day for my lifts. I got them in after messing with some yard work and going to for a game of mini golf, then more yard work afterwards. It was a great day out in the sun.
Today’s lifting went great. I didn’t know how focused I’d be able to be after an extremely close lightning strike this morning.
Today’s lifting really surprised me this morning and went well. After not enough sleep and my shoulders feeling wrecked, it went great, and I didn’t expect that at all.
This morning was just an excellent time in the home gym for me. I crushed my strength then pushed myself and PRed a WOD. It was a great way to start the day.
Today was a very great day for my lifts. Things went great, and it felt wonderful to be back under the bar after missing the last session because we were just too busy running around and planting the garden.
Today was a very nice day. It made for a fun and not too challenging day for me to do my lifting. Everything went well, and I had a really enjoyable type of day out in the garage.
Today was not as hot as the past couple of days, but it’s certainly still humid, at least for now. I made for a challenging time for my lifting session with all the sweat dripping down my face and everywhere else..
Today was a hot day for my lifting, and even hotter later in the day. It wasn’t bad enough for me to need to bring the air conditioner down yet, but it was annoying. My lifts went well anyway..
Today was yet another day when I got out into the garage later than I’d prefer. We had to run down and get a pot, so I bought us some hanging plants for the patio. After that, we had one more of the grandkids to give a birthday gift to. It was nice to see them and just talk on their patio for a couple of hours.
Today was one of those days when I was just enjoying myself in the garage. My lifts were fun. They were not too heavy or too light. Shortly after that, I did a fun old WOD.
Today I had a pretty good day lifting. I was able to take my time and enjoy my lifts. When the heavy deadlifts came up, I got distracted by an annoying lawnmower, so ended failing the third rep.
Today is the first hot day of the year, with it getting into the Nineties. This morning was just humid. I did my lifts early, and they all went well. Later during the afternoon in my infinite stupidity I did a WOD, and it went okay. Just lots of cramping.
Today I didn’t have anything else that was more important to do so it was nice to be back to a normal and slower pace with my lifts. Everything went well. I did a WOD shortly after my lifts, thankfully before the heat turned on.
Today was yet another day when I had to rush through my lifting. Thankfully, it was light weights, so I could get through it quickly.
I felt like I had to rush to get to my lifts this morning. We had to go to my step grandson’s birthday and had no idea when we were going. Thankfully, my lifts were light, and I got out in the garage early in the morning and got through them pretty quickly. Had fun seeing all the grandkids later.
Today was a really challenging day for me in the garage. I didn’t sleep so great last night to start things off. To top things off, I had to do PR level back squats at two hundred and seventy-five pounds and then near Pr deadlifts at two hundred and ninety-five pounds.
I am really feeling tired and run down today. I had heavy back squats for my strength and wasn’t feeling it. Much to my surprise, I made it through them at the PR of two hundred and seventy pounds, which really surprised me. I went light on the power cleans and presses to play it safe, though.
Today I did my old Crossfit Trinium one rep max back squat weight for sets of five today, and they felt great. The other lifts were less aggressive. Later I did an old WOD with numerous lunges and that felt good.
This was one of those days that I had very low expectations for. I’ve been gassy as hell and didn’t sleep too well last night because of it. My lifts were all on the heavy side to add to that. In the end, everything went well, and I made all of my lifts, even with dropping the stupid 2.5 pound change plate on my toe.
This morning, when I woke up, I was feeling really run down and didn’t know how my lifts were going to go. I knew I had heavy back squats then fairly heavy strict presses, but it all turned out great.
This morning, a good and bad day for me in the garage. The heavy back squats felt great. The bench press just wasn’t happening. The WOD I chose to do was brutal but doable.
This morning was a fun and good day for me in the home gym. The weights were heavy for my starting strength, and yet they felt excellent. I sat out in the fading sunshine on the patio for a bit after that, then we did this week’s vault WOD together.
I slept good last night. After I took Brooke to the bus stop, I jumped right into doing my strength. Fairly heavy squats today. It went great. Later I did an old vault WOD and PRed that by a few seconds.
I slept better last night, which helped. It is also windy outside today, but more importantly much less humid today. I ended up having an excellent and fun day lifting in the home gym.
It was a later start than I would have preferred to get my ass out in the garage to do my lifting, especially on deadlift day, but it felt pretty good. Stuff felt heavier than it should have, but not so heavy that I ever thought I was going to fail anything.
It was a good day for me in the garage. I got started out there with my as early as I felt I reasonably could today and crushed them. I recovered a few minutes and did this week’s vault WOD. That didn’t go as well, but it went as I expected it would..
I usually enjoy my lifting sessions. Some days come along like today where I was just having fun with it. Everything went well, not easy but well. I challenged myself some and was just in that good zone.
I did better than I expected that I would with my lifts this morning. Friday I got my COVID-19 booster shot and felt like shit yesterday. At least I slept better last night.
It was a pretty good day for me in the home gym. I made all my lifts. The WOD was really tough because by that time it was in the 70s with a dew point in the upper 50s.
What a world of difference between last Monday and today for me. Last Monday I had zero energy and was having constant stomach cramps Plus dehydration. Today I had lots of energy, felt great and easily did my, light, lifts and a WOD.
This morning I felt good. I am over the stomach bug even though I still feel a little weak and tired but I am able to keep food in me. It was a great morning to get back to the bar and do some lifting.
I slept pretty good last night considering how chilly I felt before I went to bed. I did good with my lifting and then did a tough for me type of WOD.
I actually slept straight through the night and felt good this morning in contrast to the past few mornings. After taking Brooke to school I got changed and did my twenty rep squats and then my SP dead lift program. It was tough but successful.
I was awake half the night last night again. I woke up after a short period of good sleep feeling great. I drank my coffee and got at my thankfully fairly easy day of lifting and did and felt great.
I had poor sleep last night. I woke up way too early and then we did some running around. Finally I got to my lifting in the afternoon when I felt like a Zombie. It went okay.
I got around to my lifts today much later than I would have liked to have done them. I spent the day waiting around for the gas company again for their safety inspection. Our time was 8 am - noon. He showed up at I think 3:20 PM. I wasted a whole day waiting and got to my lifting later than I like.
Busy day today in the garage for me. I did my twenty rep squats plus the deadlift program. When Molly got home we did a WOD together too.
I really did not sleep well last night and wasn’t feel like doing anything. I had to wait around in the afternoon so I had to do my strength earlier than I would have liked.
I wasn’t feeling it at all today yet I had a pretty busy active type of day. It began with a nice 1 ½ mile walk this morning. Then I did my lifts and finally we did a WOD together outside on the patio!
I had a shitty night’s sleep last night where I spent a good portion of the night laying in bed wide awake. I dreaded my strength today even though I somehow managed to feel refreshed when I did wake up. My lifts felt and went great.
The past couple of weeks I have been skipping the twenty rep squats because I was feeling quite run down. Today I did them and they felt great even though my knee was just pissy the past few days..
Poor sleep, not enough sleep and waking up way too early was how this day began. I’ve been feeling tired and had low expectations for today’s lifting, especially the heavy squats. They went and looked great along with my other lifts..
I actually slept straight through the night again and woke up feeling great. This really helped me with my strength today as I had some heavy for me back squats to do then moderate bench press. The squats looked as great if not better than they felt.
I actually had another good night’s sleep last night and was feeling refreshed this morning. Shortly after taking Brooke to the bus stop I did my lifts and they felt great. The WOD was tough after those heavy squats though.
I was once again very tired this morning after little sleep Thursday night then poor sleep last night from drinking. Somehow I had the energy to do my strength and it felt good though.
I really wasn’t feeling it this morning but I did my strength anyways this morning. In the end my lifts all wound up actually feeling great!
I had a much better night’s sleep last night and that led to a good day in the garage with my brain and body not feeling so burned out.
After a shitty night’s sleep my lifting actually went well. I really thought it was going to be a brutally tough day even with the light weights but it wasn’t bad.
Today was the type of day that I fully expected to fail my deadlifts. For one they were very heavy. I was also very tired.
I woke up feeling great. The morning’s lifting session was awesome. One of those day where I as having fun and truly enjoying myself..
I woke up early and squeezed in my lifting session before we had to do other things. When we got home we did the vault WOD together.
My strength today went pretty good. I didn’t expect it to go well at all with being dead tired but everything was a success, even my heavy ass deadlifts.
My strength today went poorly but at least I expected it. I didn’t eat nearly enough calories the past couple of days to recover and I woke up way too early this morning.
This morning I had a much better day than I thought I would with my lifts which were all pretty heavy. I had more to drink last night than I have been and had very poor sleep.
Yet another great day in the garage for me. Today really was a great surprise to me after rolling my ankle on the bench foot last night.
This morning I did manage lots of good lifting. Everything went great with nothing close to a bad rep or fail. Even did the twenty rep squats and SP deadlift program.
Today in the home gym was an awesome day. It really caught me off guard too because I was expecting a shitty day with poor sleep and feeling physically and mentally tired this morning.
Today was another great day for me in the garage gym. Everything felt great and went as it should have. I’m hoping that it’s a pattern now where I am over the feeling a bit rundown funk I was in for much of last month.
Today I had a perfect day in the home gym. Everything went exactly as well as it could have gone.
It’s been a while since I’ve done the SP deadlift program or my twenty rep squats. I got back into it today and felt great about it.
This morning in my garage gym was one of those excellent days where everything was just clicking. Even heavier weights felt easy today with plenty more in the tank. The garage was only in the upper 40s and it didn’t even feel bad.
I really didn’t feel like doing shit in the garage today after it got later than I like with our running around to the grocery stores and such but I did my strength and a WOD. I did okay but more importantly I did it and felt better afterwards.
I enjoyed my day in the garage gym today. It wasn’t the best of days or the worst of days but it was good to lift. My knee was bugging me a bit so I lowered my back squats weight to keep it from flaring up.
Even though my lifts, at least my squats and deadlifts were pretty heavy today they all felt fucking great. It was one of those days where it just felt really great to be in the garage doing my thing and moving weight in my war against gravity.
I was lazy yesterday and didn’t do shit in the home gym. Today I fixed that and did my strength plus Monday’s WOD.
I missed doing my strength yesterday because the washer drained on the floor and spent the day cleaning that up. Today I got to do my lifting and it was just what I needed.
I woke up way too early today and I am feeling very tired and run down. I did get my lifting in for the day and it felt great.
I twisted my knee pretty good on ice yesterday but It felt better this morning. I went for it with the first Street Parking vault WOD today and felt good about it then did (slightly lighter) twenty rep squats and deadlift program today.
This morning both my neck and hip left out a missive crack. I wasn’t sure if that was going to adversely affect my lifting today or not because I did feel a slight weakness after both.
I started of the new year right this year. I decided to test my Crossfit total to see where my strength stands. I was pretty happy with the results.
I did my twenty rep squats today and they’re still feeling good even though the weight is getting up there.
I did my lifts this morning and then did a longer endurance type of WOD. Both felt really good today and it was nice to be done with both by right about lunch time.
My lifting felt great today on this December solstice. Ironically enough I was finishing up my last set of squats right about the time of the solstice without even realizing it until after the fact.
Today I did my strength. A few hours later I did today’s WOD which turned out to be fucking brutal.
Today was a pretty good day for my lifts. It actually was much better than I expected to be going by how I felt this morning.
Today was a pretty good day for my lifts. It actually was much better than I expected to be going by how I felt this morning.
It was a day of some heavy weights in the garage gym for me today. Both my deadlifts and strict presses were on the heavy end. At least the squats weren’t. Also felt good to do an endurance WOD.
My strength for today went great. The WOD as I expected with the movements involved was just blah. I did it to get a WOD in but it’s not one I could see myself doing again.
I’m still doing my strength every other day but I just haven’t posted about it. Today it went really well again.
I think I could have made them but I aborted my very heavy front squats at 245 today after the fourth rep.
I Made my very heavy front squats today at 240 pounds. That was a PR for me.
Today I did my heavy front squats as part of my strength and I have to admit that they felt heavier than they should have.
I did my twenty rep squats today after breakfast and some yard work. That felt great. After that we went for a walk and grabbed a couple of geocaches in town that we’ve been letting go for far too long.
Today I did my heavy front squats as part of my strength and I have to admit that they felt heavier than they should have.
It seems I did all the movement things today. Three walks, my strength and then a WOD were all part of the day.
Lazy sort of day today but I still managed to do my twenty rep squats. After eating super we got out for a nice walk too.
We had a pretty busy day with running around and doing our grocery shopping. I squeezed in my strength during the afternoon and felt pretty good about it.
Today I got a lot of stuff done in the garage gym and felt good about it. By the end of the day I was just totally burned out mentally though. I just felt mentally like a zombie by the evening.
Today was a very busy day in the garage gym and I guess you could say outside of it when we drug our stuff out in the sunny afternoon on the patio do do our bro shit.
It was a real mixed bag for my strength today. On one hand the front squats felt way off and I aborted but on the other hand heavier strict presses and power cleans felt great.
It was not the worst day or the best day in the garage gym today by any means. Some days will go like this though. It’s still better than not doing anything.
Today my lifting session in the garage gym felt really great. It felt much different than the past several where I was feeling really run down.
I wasn’t feeling it at all today but did my strength and bro session with the bare minimum. There will be days like this where something is better than nothing.
Today I did my strength in the morning then a WOD that wasn’t great for me visually. Finally in the afternoon we did our bro session which I kept light today.
Today’s strength went a lot better for me than I expected it to. On Saturday I rolled my ankle while hiking and it was a bit angry at me yesterday. Today it felt fine so I attempted my strength and it went great.
My strength for today went pretty well. I managed to perform all of my lifts with no difficulties including my sets of front squats that were on the heavier side of things for me.
Today I was busy in the garage. First I did my strength and a WOD. Later my girlfriend and I did our bro session and that felt good. Even found time to go for a walk.
Unlike last Friday when I was feeling really run down I felt great today. I did my normal strength for the day and then did the bench press and good mornings that I deferred on Friday. Everything felt great today.
Today in the garage was another busy day. It started out with my strength around lunch time then we did our bro session when the girlfriend got home. I jumped right into a WOD after that.
Today was a busy day in the garage gym. I had another busy day in the garage today. It included my normal strength then a 10k row then later we did our bro session.
Today was a busy day in the garage gym. I started out bright and early with my normal strength. I then did two street parking WODs a couple of hours apart so I could do the 700th one with Molly.
Yesterday I did a WOD with farmer’s lunges so I used the 40 pounds dumbbells. Heavier than I normally do lunges and the other movement of the WOD was step ups. Needless to say, my legs are done. My squats and deadlifts felt heavier today but I did them.
This morning I easily worked through my strength for the day then did a longer endurance rowing type of WOD. Later on I attempted and aborted my twenty rep squats for this week.
Every once in a while I get the urge to do either a WOD or my lifting or maybe both with no music at all. There’s something about it that makes it feel even better. Today’s lifts were performed that way and they felt great.
It was really a surprising day for me today. I attempted my twenty rep back squats at 250 pounds the other day and aborted at one rep. Today after not sleeping super well due to alcohol I made the PR at the 250 pounds and they didn’t even feel that bad.
Having done my Crossfit Total a couple of days ago I took a couple of days off then reset my weights. It worked out perfect so that I was only lifting pretty light on days we wanted to get out geocaching.
Today was a nice day. Cooler and much less humid than it’s been in quite a while so I went for my Crossfit total. No PRs but it all felt good.
Today my strength felt surprisingly great with my mind being focused on the weather. Everything felt great.
Today my strength felt surprisingly great with my mind being focused on the weather. Everything felt great.
It wasn’t nearly as hot or humid today, so I knocked out my strength, then later on my twenty rep squats for this week. Everything felt good, especially my very heavy twenty rep squat PR.
I felt great getting back into the garage gym today. With the stress of the tree issues, I haven’t felt like working out and felt I couldn’t focus at all, so I skipped a day or two.
I am just fleeing very tired today. I just can’t seem to mentally weak up at all. I don’t understand why though because I slept well last night and straight through the night. I am learning towards thinking part of my problem with not wanting to get up and lift is the fact that my hamstring is still feeling a little tight. Last night in the grocery store I lifted up my foot to scratch a mosquito bite and my hamstring just had a massive cramp in it.
I’ve posted about it before but with the storm the other day I sort of lost my focus to be able to lift safely. I mean I’m sure I would have been fine and could rely on muscle memory to just go with the flow but why risk it? It’s much better for me if I miss a session or two for being extra cautions than it would be to allow a sloppy rep to cause me to injury myself then miss who knows how many sessions.
My strength went okay today, even though it was very humid from the tropical depression. I did a WOD later in the day. The worst thing about that WOD was the absurd amount of sweating I was doing from the humidity.
It will be our last humid day for a while. Even with that humidity, I did great with my lights and a WOD today.
I took my lifting a little slower again today. I was really feeling overheated today. Probably the heat and humidity killing me. Things went well apart from that.
It’s very humid today, so I took my lifting a little slower. Everything went pretty well considering.
I didn’t get nearly enough sleep last night. That made my twenty rep squats feel extra tough. While I was doing them I kept hearing an old Crossfit coach, Steph, saying “Don’t be a Bitch”
I was feeling lazy all morning, but finally got up off my lazy ass and got my strength done. It was just one of those days.
My front squats were challenging to say the least this morning. Everything else went okay. I made some heavy front squats, but they were in no way a walk in the park.
Not every day goes like this unfortunately but today was one where my lifts all felt great. Even the tougher ones felt great form wise and mentally. Sure it was challenging but I didn’t feel like I was going to break in half by doing them. Maybe the breaking in half part is a little bit of an exaggeration but sometimes the weight does just feel crushing. The front squats were by far the heaviest and toughest lifts of this morning.
Today was an entirely different story than a few days ago for me in the home gym. Not only did I crush it in my lifts, but I felt great while doing it. I love days like this.
I have no reason at all to feel this way today at all but It’s one of those days where I just feel like I have zero energy at all. My legs feel like dead weight and my brain just doesn’t want to think at all. I felt as if I slept well, maybe not quite enough but I slept straight through the night. Since I got up though I just have felt dead tired.
Today was one of those days when my lifting felt a little tougher than it should have for me. I did it, but I really wasn’t feeling it.
Today, my lifting felt awesome. I switched things up a bit and did some snatch grip deadlifts instead of hip thrusts, and they felt great.
I woke up this morning feeling pretty good. This morning was humid, I did my twenty rep squats in the morning. Later on in the day, we did our bro session together.
After a couple of nights of poor sleep, I had a good night’s sleep, last night. I’m feeling quite a bit better now. It really helped me with my lifting today.
I drank last night. I didn’t sleep that great. All things considered, I ended up having a better day than I had anticipated in the garage gym. That’s always nice.
I felt good about my garage gym session today. Everything went better than I thought it would with it being so humid and the smoke from those Canadian wildfires making it in here.
I have been taking it a bit easy with my lifts since I did my Crossfit Total so I could recover. Now I am sort of back to normal with the lifts.
We got out for a nice shot couple of mile walk on the Northwest River Trail today. When we got home, I cranked the air conditioner in the garage and headed out there a little while later to do my Crossfit Total.
For the past several birthdays, I have been doing challenges when it comes up. I had been doing burpee pull-ups because that was more challenging than plain burpees. This year, I did body weight back squats unbroken.
I had a decent day in the garage. I have been feeling a bit run down from the heat and humidly, and can’t seem to drink enough water when it’s like this.
Today was an excellent day for me in the garage, and very much to my surprise too. My regular strength and my twenty rep squats which I did felt great!
I had a nice fourth of July in the garage gym today. Everything went well, and you can’t really ask for better weather in the middle of summer.
It’s not really that hot this morning, but my hands were very sweaty. That’s one of those things that hurts me more than anything. My lifts went surprisingly well considering that.
It is hotter than Hell Today. It was about 90 ° F when I went out into the garage, but I still did okay with my stuff. I am thankful that we have and use an air conditioner for our garage gym.
Thankfully, as the day went on yesterday my foot was feeling better. I debated throughout the day whether I should attempt my strength today. Finally, I decided to do it, and it felt pretty good.
Last night’s temperature was very cool for this time of the year, with it getting to near 50. I slept better due to that. Today is much cooler, too, so I felt better in the garage. I had a fantastic day lifting.
It was warm and humid enough last night that we should have probably put the air conditioner in. That led to me having poor sleep. Somehow I managed to kick ass with my lifts today even with that heat and humidity.
I had feeble sleep last night. For one, I got woken up by thunder and had to run outside and grab the cushions from the patio chairs and I drank. Somehow, I don’t know how, I killed it at today’s strength, though.
I had a great lunchtime in the garage gym today. It was refreshingly cooler to go along with that.
I had a great morning for my lifts in the garage this morning.
I’m slowly feeling more like myself in the garage gym now. We even got out for a walk today and somewhere along our way we saw a hydrangea blooming.
Today was a very mixed type of day for me in the garage. Some things well and some things went not so well.
I made it back out into the garage today. After the tree incident, then waiting around for the tree guy, I missed a couple of days.
It was a hot day, but I was busy in the garage gym. I did lots of heavy lifting.
Unfortunately, the humidity is returning. That kills me more than the heat. Regardless of that, I smashed my lifts today and that felt good.
Some days you feel great about lifts. Occasionally, you feel great even if you fail a lift. Today was one of those kinds of days.
Yesterday I ended up having a somewhat lazy type of day and that’s fine. Today I felt a lot better and made it back into the garage gym.
It was hot today. Even so, my lifts went perfectly, and they were heavy too.
I strongly considered attempting my strength yesterday but I was feeling pretty run down still. It was also the hottest day of the year with some humidity creeping into the mix. Not brutal but uncomfortable for sure. I hardly slept Friday night and didn’t sleep long enough Saturday night to feel “caught up.” This morning I feel good. Maybe still a little tired and a bit run down but I certainly felt good enough to get back into the garage.
Today was the first hot day of the year so far. Although I slept great, the heat really hurt my lifting.
I actually slept great last night. The window being open usually helps me sleep. I had a challenging day in the home gym today, but everything went perfect.
I actually slept decently last night and didn’t get woken up by the motorcycle. This led to me having an outstanding lifting session in the home gym.
I got woken up by the neighbor repeatedly letting her door slam as she always does. I wasn’t ready to get up. Regardless, I was feeling good today and had a good day in the home gym.
When I first woke up this morning, my stomach felt a bit off. It got better, and I had a good day with my lifting at least.
It was one of those day for me in the home gym where everything was pretty heavy. It was all doable, but required full focus.
While I didn’t really do a ton of things in the garage I can’t really complain about it too much. I’m feeling tired and got to my lifting way later in the day than I’m used to because we were running around all morning. My legs are feeling like absolutely dead weight today after yesterday’s double WOD day which included weighted lunges and weighted step ups. I didn’t even know how I would get through my strength but I did.
Today the weather was a lot more tolerable to me. In the morning I did my strength. When Molly got home, we did an old partner WOD. After supper, we went to a park for a nice walk.
It’s definitely a bit too warm for my liking today. Regardless, my lifting felt great this morning.
My lifts didn’t go as well as I would have liked or hoped they would go today. I wish every day that I would have started at a much younger age.
Today I will admit I am not really feeling it. I think it’s a combination of the past couple of days’ heat and definitely the humidity yesterday has me feeling at least a little run down. I slept last night but not well at all. I just really couldn’t feel at all cooled off. I also had and still have a lot of shit in my throat. I really just never was able to cool off after yesterday’s second WOD, this week’s sun’s out guns out in the afternoon.
Today wasn’t a bad day in the home gym at all. Really though, is there even such a thing as a bad day when you get to lift in your own home gym? Today started out right when I woke up to a glowing pink sky out the open window from the sunrise. The entire sky was glowing. The coffee tasted better than normal too so that made for a great day.
Yesterday morning I had my first vaccine shot which wasn’t bad at all. I didn’t sleep all that well last night and am feeling pretty run down. I don’t know if it’s the vaccine or just not sleeping well or something else. My shoulder is a little achy where the shot was too so that makes me think maybe it’s a bit of a reaction. I already had the virus so my immune system should recognize it from what I read so that explains quit a bit.
For the past few sessions of my strength work I really haven’t been feeling it. I don’t know why but I just plain have not felt like doing it all. Of course I forced myself to do it anyways and felt a bit better about it as I got moving but it hasn’t really been the enjoyable “me” time that it usually is. Today it felt great and I looked forward to it and got into that zone even as I was warming up with the empty barbell.
I had another good night’s sleep last night and I’m feeling pretty good today. No tightness at all remains in my side that was a bit angry with me last week. Feeling better is definitely a huge relief for me and I feel I can get aggressive with the weight again. First up were my front squats at 195 pounds for three sets of five. They weren’t heavy at all but they really did feel great today.
What do you know? I slept good and I’m still feeling pretty good. I woke up too early and couldn’t go to sleep but that wasn’t for lack of trying. I was just laying there wide awake for a good 45 minutes after taking my levothyroxine. I kept smelling the coffee and it smelled good so finally I just got up and drank my coffee. I decided t o attack my strength pretty early this morning.
I have taken a couple of days off from my heavy lifting after I had a little bit of a spasm in my side doing front squats on Sunday. Even then I felt I could have finished but I racked the bar, unloaded it and walked away figuring I just needed a bit of a break. After all I am in my mid 40s and sometimes rest is good. Thankfully even Monday I felt better and did some pause back squats with just the empty bar to see how I felt.
Today was a busy day for us. Grocery store pretty early in the morning this morning which was thankfully pretty empty. Even though there weren’t many people in there the few that were managed to just be in the way. The other thing is between the ten thousand displays in every isle and the workers just sitting the big carts full of stuff around half the isles are partially blocked. We just wanted to get in and out.
This morning I woke up early, around five or so and felt very well rested which I wasn’t expecting today since we drank alcohol last night and I woke up hot in the middle of the night. We finally opened the window and let some fresh air in. The lights are annoying. They shine from across the rail road tracks where the ground is a little higher causing them to be shining directly into our bedroom windows.
I knew today was bound to be a tough day for me with my lifts this morning. It’s getting warmer out and to me it’s been feeling hot as my body is still in winter mode. Last night I woke up around twelve-thirty or one AM and laid there awake for an hour or two. It was too hot be be under the covers and not quite warm enough to not be under them.
At least every once in a while I have a day where my lifts all feel extra powerful. Today was one of those days for sure. I mean I didn’t really have anything all that heavy to lift but still it just felt great with me moving well and very powerful movements. Front squats were first today and for these squats I did three sets of five at 210 pounds. It’s not heavy for me by any means but being rusty on the front squats they felt more challenging that they should at this weight.
It’s another funday Sunday which is around the time of the week that I attempt my twenty rep back squats. It’s not always on Sunday. it’s either Saturday, Sunday or Monday that I try my twenty rep squats depending on how I am feeling. Yesterday I did give my twenty rep squats a half hearted attempt but aborted quickly. Maybe five reps in they just weren’t’ feeling quite right. It turns out after looking at the video afterwards I just was way off center on the bar for them so it was throwing me off.
I woke up early today and felt pretty good and it was a good thing because I had a lot I wanted to get done in the garage. My first order of business on today’s fitness agenda was my normal strength. That felt pretty good too. First thing today was my three sets of five front squats. The weight I had to lift with these squats was 205 pounds. It’s not heavy but my body’s not quite used to the bar being near my throat like it is for these front squats.
I had a really great day today lifting in the garage. I didn’t think I would since I woke up at 3:00 am from a dream that just pissed me off. I’m still pissed off about it even though it’s not real. The other thing is I’m feeling pretty run down from the WODs the past couple of days. Fairly early this morning I did my normal strength for the day.
My foot is still a bit achy from the running WOD the other day. I had gotten a stone or something in it and kept running and power snatching anyways. The other factor is I can guarantee I haven’t eaten enough the past few days to cover what I have been doing in the garage. I’ve been eating like a pig but that’s not been enough. My appetite has been just purely ravenous but my stomach is filling up to fast.
It’s a new week so it’s time for the twenty rep back squats. I’m doing it Sunday this week because with these being so heavy now I don’t want to mix it with another squat day. Today I was set to do 230 pounds for the twenty rep back squats. I knew it would be a challenging weight but I wasn’t quite prepared for how it went. The warm up sets actually felt pretty good.
Yesterday I really burned myself out with the three WODs I did and then to top things off between eating a heavy supper and a damned stray cat outside crying I didn’t sleep nearly enough. Note I’m not complaining about supper but we ate it late because Harvey’s was slower than they normally are but it was great. I started out with the front squats at 210 for three sets of five today.
I wasn’t really feeling like doing my lifts this morning but I did eventually wind up doing them. My quads have been twitching quite a bit and stomach was feeling off on top of that. I think the stomach thing is just leftover from not really eating enough yesterday. About ten AM is when I decided it was time to just get off my ass and get shit done. I had to start with three sets of five front squats today at two hundred pounds even.
Days like this will happen and I’ve accepted it but my lifting was a lot tougher than it should have been today. I successfully completed them but they were both mentally and physically draining. First of all I started off with the front squats at three sets of five at 195 pounds. Last Friday I had failed the 220 pounds. I don’t thing that was so much a physical fail as it was mental one.
I really didn’t have high hopes today for my lifting. Dumb ass me did two running WODs yesterday both of which I sprinted because for the first time in my life the 200 meter sprint didn’t kill me. I also had my stomach feeling off for a while this morning. I don’t know why but it felt better a couple of hours later so I decided to go ahead and do my strength and see how it felt.
Let me start off by mentioning that although today’s lifting in the garage bit was a little disappointing it wasn’t terrible. I felt great this morning and was ready to go as soon as I woke up. I drank some coffee first because coffee is the most important thing to do. For the squats I am continuing with the change up to front squats and I think I will keep that up for a couple of cycles at least.
I had no idea what to expect from my twenty rep squats this week. They’re feeling easier each week yet it’s getting heavier for me. I know failure is imminent but have no idea when or how far I’ll be able to push it. On paper if I go by my mas I’m guessing with the next week or two I’ll top out but it certainly didn’t feel that way after today.
My lifting today felt great and it was a really nice surprise that it did! It was my second night of not really enough sleep for what ever reason. My body decided it was time to wake up way too early again. I think I had trouble sleeping too, because I was too wound up last night from doing the Vault WOD which was very mental for me with 100 reps hopping over a 24 inch high PVC pipe which I really couldn’t see that well.
I wasn’t feeling my strength at all today. I mean I slept really well last night and feel really well rested today. My body and in particular my legs today just feel a lot like dead weight. Even just walking they want to nope the shit out today but I thought I can at least attempt my lifts today. If it felt really bad and I failed everything I just repeat this day but as it turns out I don’t have to do that.
I didn’t sleep enough last night yet somehow I’m still feeling pretty good today. There’s no telling how much lack of sleep will effect me. I’ve always been fine on little or no sleep until the past year or two. Today though I felt fine so I decided to get on with my strength and WOD while that lasted. To start things off I mixed things up a little bit with my lifting for today and will do it for a month or two or maybe longer if it feels good.
Not that I had any lifts to do today that were really all that heavy but thankfully they all felt much better today than the last few sessions. Even the lighter warm up sets recently have felt tougher but that wasn’t the case at all today. The squats were nice and light at 195 pounds after failing last time at 265 pounds. Of course I limited the rest between sets. I thought that even though it was light for me it would have been tougher after yesterday’s twenty rep back squats at 215 and the WOD with the cleans.
I decided that I would do my twenty rep squats for this week. I wasn’t sure how it was going to go because my legs have no energy today. I bailed on the sandbag WOD for tomorrow this morning because while I was doing it fine I knew it was going to be a long one and form would probably break. I thought what the Hell I can at least see how the twenty rep squats felt and I am pretty glad I did.
To start things off I didn’t sleep all that well last night at all. I slept good when I slept but I kept waking up throughout the night. I wasn’t feeling rested this morning and we had to run to the grocery store before I even did my lifts to beat the crowd. The squats were very heavy for me for sets of five at 265 pounds and I failed as i expected today.
Today was a great day for my lifts in the garage gym. I also managed to complete three WODs today. It’s been a little while since I even doubled up on them. I haven’t done the double WOD thing since I had COVID unless I’m forgetting a time. It’s a fairly mild day today and I was feeling great so managed to do more than I expected. As far as my lifting was concerned today I started with my back squats.
My lifting today went great. To make the day even better, it’s been dumping snow outside!
I decided that I would do my twenty rep squats for this week fairly early this morning. I wasn’t sure how it was going to go today with my lat being somewhat angry but I was able to maintain good for and if anything moving stretched me out a bit. I can truly say I managed to get through the twenty reps with no issue at all. I would even go so far as to say it actually felt light today, even the working set at 210 pounds felt light which is the opposite of yesterday when just the bar for warm ups felt heavy.
I woke up pretty early today and ate a banana for breakfast like I pretty much always do. I drank some coffee. I woke up pretty quickly today so I got out in the garage and did my lifting about 7:30 AM or at least that’s about the time I started it. I did this because we were going out later plus to free up the garage gym for Molly.
Today was one of those days that was pretty surprising to me. To continue the past few sessions I really wasn’t feeling it today. After grabbing the mail and clearing the snow off the sidewalk this morning I decided to just do it. Today was definitely a day where the warm up sets felt heavy as fuck. I mean if felt heavy but certainly doable and not too difficult to get through my back squats for three sets of five at 245 pounds.
I am feeling more tired than I did when I had COVID. I did do my lifting today and then did a deceiving WOD after that.
Another of those days where I really didn’t feel like lifting. My legs are just feeling a lot like lead weights today. Likely caused by rowing the ten thousand meters yesterday and not being used to it. The cloudy, dreary day wasn’t helping matters all that much either I have to admit. Finally around 10:00 AM I got up the gumption to just do it. I knew the weights are getting heavier today.
We had to go the grocery store and that sort of fun shit this morning so by 9:00 AM I was one hundred percent peopled out. After our running around this morning and then devouring my sandwich I got from the country store. I digested that for a bit and then embarked upon my twenty rep squats. I did them on a separate day from my normal strength this week since they’re getting heavier now.
I have not been posting as much because I got the new XBOX for Christmas and I’ve been pretty much enjoying the games. It was finally available to be ordered for me. I have still been lifting and dong WODs and such. I just haven’t been on the computer as much so I haven’t been having the time on here to write. Today’s strength went really well I have to say.
Today was a busy day for sure. It started out with getting the grocery store out of the way since it’s going to snow. We wanted to beat the madhouse. After that we came home and I took a cup of coffee out into the garage and proceeded to work on my strength workout for today. I started out with some moderate weight back squats. For the squats today I had to perform three sets of five at 215 pounds.
Today was one of those rare but truly awesome days in t he garage gym. I can’t deny that any day in the garage gym is a good day, even if things go shitty but today was one of the ones were everything was just clicking well and I was feeling really good about everything today. I thought I’d be more tired after watching the Flyers game last night but I woke up feeling like I slept really well and had plenty of rest.
I really didn’t know what to expect today with my lifting. I have been tired and burned out a bit between the stuff we did last week and the snow storm we’re currently having. It’s no secret that I get excited and lose sleep every time it snows. It didn’t help much getting woken up last night by not 1 but three snow blowers, none of which belong to someone that even has a drive way.
One of the greatest things about having a home gym is the flexibility in time and space that you have. Unfortunately the space in our home gym yesterday was being used as a setup with a table and stuff to wrap Christmas gifts. We did that yesterday since we’re over COVID now and it was great to see the kids and even better knowing that at least per the science I would not be contagious or risk spreading it without knowing it.
I did my Crossfit total the other day and while I didn’t make any PRs doing it I was happy with how I did. I rested from lifting yesterday so I decided and slept well last night so i decided to get right back into it it today rather than waiting a day or two like I’d originally planned. I did lower all of the weight’s back down which in today’s case the only thing I had to lower was the strict press.
We had a bunch of running around to do today and other things to get done around here so I rushed through my strength bright and early this morning. It worked out well though since I wanted to do a heavy bench single. Starting out today I did a very easy three sets of five back squats at 195 pounds. It worked out well that I needed very little rest between sets and took very little.
I went for my Crossfit Total today. It’s a bit later than I wanted to do it but I wanted to allow my body time to recover from COVID a month or so ago.
My stomach has been feeling slightly off all day long today. Actually it’s been feeling off a bit since I ate supper last night but tolerable. I don’t know if I ate something that was a bit off or maybe it’s just one of those things that happens sometimes. Naturally now that I am done lifting it’s feeling better. I just decided it would be a good idea to lower my squat weights for today before and not pushing towards failure.
As the title says today’s lifting in the home gym was absolutely brutal for me. Once again I woke up extra early and have been tired. My brain says it’s time to get up then once I am fully awake it says nahh fuck you, you need more sleep. To add to that all my lifts today were heavy. Starting as always with the back squats which were set to be 260 pounds for today.
Last night I didn’t sleep all that well and not nearly long enough again. Between drunkenly doing a WOD last night having me wound up and watching the Flyers game I didn’t get nearly enough sleep. I don’t think I even fell asleep until around midnight. The other thing is for some unknown reason to me basically since I had COVID I have been just waking up around 4:00 to 4:15 AM.
Today at least for my lifting was almost a complete polar opposite of the lifts two days ago. I was in the right zone or frame of mind to deal with the heavier lifts I had to do today and remain very focused. The squats were a pretty heavy 250 pounds today and certainly much heavier than I’ve gone since COVID. I had already accepted the possibility that it may be a fail day especially after my knee was giving me a hard time the other day.
Minutes before I was going to go do my lifts for the day I received a pretty tough phone call. I won’t go into details about that call or anything but once I got over it I decided to put or at least attempt to put that negative energy into lifting. I figured if worse came to worse and I wasn’t feeling it I could just push today’s lifts back to tomorrow or Thursday if necessary.
I’ve been feeling a little fatigued lately. I don’t know if it’s because I’m not sleeping well or enough or maybe my thyroid levels are a bit off since COVID. That’s sort of what it feels like but my stomach had gotten a bit wacky during that. Either way I got done with what I needed to do today and that was all I could really ask for. It wasn’t bad but it was far from the worst day I’ve had in the garage gym.
I woke up a little before five this morning so I just got out of bed and drank my coffee and ate a banana like I eat every morning. It actually works out great for today since we have do some things this morning being awake extra early allowed me to do my lifting at a little after seven AM rather than later like I normally do. Starting out this morning I had to do my squats 235 pounds.
I really felt like I had a great day in the garage this morning performing my lifts. There really is no such thing as a bad day lifting when it’s successful though and today was that way. I just felt well rested and in a good state of mind for a change so I could really focus on my task at hand. That was to pick heavy shit up and put it back down.
Last night was the last Eagles game of the season and given that I apparently have self hate I watched it. Last place bitches! I did fall asleep on the couch for a bit during the last quarter but still I didn’t sleep enough last night so I am feeling a bit sluggish. Hopefully they do more during the off season to fix their problems than they’ve done this year which is equivalent to putting a band-aid on a femoral artery that’s bleeding out.
I wasn’t really sure if I was even going to do my lifting today. My trap isn’t too happy with me from sleeping weirdly this morning. I was on my stomach but my head was fully twisted and when I woke up my neck wasn’t happy at all. It’s loosened up a bit as the day went on so I decided I would give my lifting a try. Worst case scenario I could stop and redo it later but that wasn’t necessary.
Today being the last day of the year makes it my last lifting session of the year. I killed those lifts today. Everything felt great.
I woke up this morning feeling a bit tired. We were up a bit later than we usually are again last night watching another movie. I just happened to remember that before COVID we’d talked about going to the theater to see Glass. I don’t really remember the reasoning but for some reason we ended up not going to the movies to see it last winter. We found a way to stream it last night and it really turned out to be an excellent movie.
I finally feel like I am ready to really push it again with my lifting after having had COVID a couple weeks ago. Granted I had a mild case it still left me feeling pretty shitty and run down. I started working out again about a week ago and have been feeling surprisingly decent with it but still feeling a bit run down. Today, well really the past few days, that hasn’t been the case.
While I woke up feeling a little tired this morning from going to bed a little bit later and waking up a little bit earlier all in all I felt pretty good this morning. I felt like I had a lot of energy so I thought it would be a good day to stretch out my working out time. First up were the still light back squats and 195 pounds. I felt great doing them and needed very little rest between sets.
Continuing on my journey of recovering from the coronavirus I did my lifts today. I wasn’t sure how it would go considering the WOD I performed yesterday felt a lot tougher than it should have. I felt good today so I decided to do my lifts. I had thought that I might end allowing myself an extra day of rest between sessions for the time being but I woke up feeling refreshed, more so than I thought I might so I decided to continue getting into the swing of things.
Today I did my first lifting session since I came down with the COVID infection. It went well and it felt great to get back at the bar.
I woke up early today feeling really off. My head is very stuffy along with a headache and have been sitting here this morning hoping that I’m not getting sick. It would be just my luck to get COVID by some fluke while we’ve been taking all the precautions we can. I’ve also been tired but the house down the street’s fireplace smoke kept me awake later last night. I did mange sleep good once I got to sleep though.
I finally got back up to my previous 20 rep max for back squats today although I must admit last time around I felt like there should have been more in the tank. Today they didn’t really even feel all that challenging unlike last time in the early spring when the set was pretty tough. I took my time and worked through the reps keeping them strong and consistent and ended up feeling pretty great after I was done although a bit winded.
I wasn’t really sure how my lifts would end up going today. Shoulders are pretty cooked from heavy weighted pull ups on Friday and also the two shoulder intensive WODS I performed yesterday involving devil presses and pull ups + rowing. In the end all my lifts felt pretty good but my numbers tended to be slightly off. Starting with the back squats, I was supposed to do three sets of five at 230 pounds.
Thankfully today’s lifts weren’t really all that heavy but I was feeling a bit rundown from the start from yesterday’s challenging WOD. That WOD was more similar to something that might have been programmed in our old gym as opposed to street parking’s which are generally lighter. It was simple but nasty. 15 rounds of 5 deadlifts and 3 cleans. They were full cleans, i hate the term “squat” cleans. I chose to do 145 pounds and actually felt really good.
I wasn’t really surprised or disappointed about how my lifting session went this morning. I wasn’t thrilled with it either but it went about as I could reasonably expect knowing my strengths and weaknesses. Keeping realistic exceptions while of course hoping for more but not dwelling on it is key for me. The first thing as always was back squats, I nice moderate 220 pounds for three sets of five. These felt really amazing today.
I was definitely pleasantly surprised today. My strength for the day felt fucking great. All of my lifts were explosive and I needed very little rest between sets. The squats were a moderately weighted 215 pounds. No problem for me to back squat this weight these days and I did just that today. The reps were all very fast and explosive and looked great, at least the sets I recorded did.
I didn’t know how well today would go after drinking a bit last night and a stressful couple of days. I felt well rested but that doesn’t always tell the story. Things got stressful thanksgiving when we had a leak. Nothing major or anything and thankfully it was caught early so I turned off the water then back on to fill the bathtub so we had water to flush the shitter.
I am thankful for having our home gym with basically anything we might need that we’ve built up over the years. Our gym is open when ever we want it to be open. Take today for example, being a holiday, our old Crossfit gym was always closed on Thanksgiving except for the one time one of the coaches held a partner WOD in the morning. Today was a day that I had lifting to do.
I did my three sets of five squats at at 200 pounds today. Continuing with the idea I had from the last one I wore my lifting shoes this time to get maybe a slightly different stimulus. I was honestly pleasantly surprised how this went since my lower lat was pretty angry during the warm up sets. Naturally It wasn’t angry from lifting wrong or anything. I got out of bed wrong this morning.
Today was a decent day in the garage gym for my lifting this morning so far at least. I did some things slightly differently than I have been doing and also broke a long standing plateau. Starting out with the back squats I decided to do them slightly differently than I have been doing. I thought this time around since I reset the weight I’d give it a go wearing my romaleos lifting shoes for a change.
I woke up this morning feeling pretty good. I felt refreshed even and that doesn’t really happen to often. The past few weeks especially there have been little noises that kept waking me up through out the night just at the worst time to make me feel like shit and un rested. This made me feel even better since I knew I had a relatively tough day of strength to look forward to this morning.
There really seems to be no rhyme or reason to when heavy lifts feel tough as hell to get through or the other times they feel pretty great. If I had to take a one hundred percent honest guess as to why it’s been so tough recent I would say I am just plain not eating enough calories. Thankfully today was a heavy day that considering the weights I was pushing and how it felt last time I was up there really ended up feeling great.
Today was for sure one of those days where I just didn’t feel like it. Not nearly enough sleep last night for one since we decided to stay up and was the second It movie. We were going to go see it in the theater last year but stuff kept coming up to stop us from going. The movie was longer than I expected and it was later than I realized by the time we started it.
Continuing the theme of the week I am feeling pretty tired and lazy today. The fact that yesterday was a rainy day and now today is rainy also but not as heavy of a rain as yesterday makes matters worse. It’d not one of those washout days today. It’s really just raining enough to keep everything wet. These kind of fall days just make you not feel like really doing anything but lay around all day.
I woke up early this morning. Too early really, the neighbors slamming their door woke me up. I don’t understand why they need to go in and out of the door 10 times to smoke a cigarette or why the constantly let the door slam shut. Well I guess I do know why really. They’re minimal effort type of people. After drinking my coffee and eating some oatmeal for breakfast I started to think about getting my strength work done early today.
I woke up early this morning, feeling pretty tired. Not feeling all that rested. I didn’t sleep enough last night and having drank alcohol didn’t really improve the restfulness of my sleep. I did what I needed to do and did my starting strength for the day. There was success where I expected and failure where I more less anticipated The squats were a success but they really should have been at only 235 pounds.
I woke up early today feeling really tired after I went to bed late last night. I really didn’t sleep that much or that well last night. I was pretty wound up from watching the election for one and I did too tough and longer WODS in the evening and the Sandbag WOD of the week earlier yesterday. The first thing I had for today was my three sets of five squats.
I feel like I had a fairly successful day today in the home gym after running myself down yesterday rowing a 10k and then doing a bunch of shoulder stuff with Molly. The squats weren’t bad to do today at lest at a nice 220 pounds. They felt really good and looked really good so I am happy about that. Knee is a bit achy but no big deal. The big positive today was definitely the shoulder press though.
Today was the day if any that I knew that I was sure it was smart to just automatically reset my weight for the back squats. I was supposed to do three sets of five at 260 pounds. I am pretty sure that I would have made it but it would be challenging but my knees have been supper achy and lots of twitches throughout my leg muscles the past week.
Today was one of those really challenging days. My body didn’t want to support any weight. I didn’t feel any connection to it and I am tired. I know these days are the days that can make me better though, so I fought through the weakness the best I could The squats were a nice heavy 255 pounds. Even the warm up set at 135 felt crushing though so I knew it was gonna be tough.
I don’t have any clue as to why but for the past week or two my strength stuff has been really tough. It’s been a struggle to get through the stuff. My knees have been feeling run down a bit from hitting WODS often with weighted step ups. The work with dumbbell versions of WODS have been mentally running me down a bit since those are mostly new or movements or ones I haven’t done in years.
Some times those days occur where you really just don’t feel like doing jack shit. Today was one of those days but I forced myself to stop being lazy and do my strength and felt better after that. Later on A knocked out today’s WOD with pretty good results. The squats were a bit slower than normal today and the 240 pounds felt extremely heavy. I managed to eek out my sets plus the extra two to make it five sets of five that that weight.
Today it clicked that it was only the second time now that I have done weighted step ups with dumbbells in my hands. They were programmed often enough in the old gym but I always did unweighted ones because the lighting was bad and I just wasn’t comfortable visually with them. Here at home while the lighting still isn’t ideal I have been trying to do those things that I haven’t done before.
Today was strength day so I had to get that in early this morning in case the likely need to partake in adult beverages while watching the Eagles fuck up should occur. The day started with squats as always. They were a nice, fun, moderately weighted 235 pounds. my knee and ankle on my left foot feel wonky today so I wasn’t sure how that would go. I tripped over something near the door out to the garage door and flew out it last night landed on my feet but awkwardly.
I Woke up tired today with somewhat achy knees and hips this morning. It’s my own fault for doubling up on WODS yesterday that both involved many deadlifts and hang cleans and burpees over the bar. I didn’t kill myself on the WODS really as it’s been a while since I used a barbell for the WOD but I did push it a bit, especially for the second WOD I did.
I had no idea today how the strength would go having done a WOD last night with 50 deadlifts at 175 and 50 strict presses at 75. I should have gone heavier for both movements in that WOD in hindsight but I wanted to make every 30 seconds of reps and had no idea where I should be. My legs were tired today but I still managed to knock out the back squats at 215 pounds.
Although I have been doing my strength work for the past week there has been some reluctance in me wondering if I should do it or rest or back off a bit. Today’s the first day since starting back up I haven’t felt any hesitation at all. I am thankful to have that feeling back. While I love doing the WODS the strength is what gives me inner peace with myself.
With fall arriving it is and will stay cooler for a while now. I assume the spring heat prematurely killed my front squats after I’d failed the back squats in the spring. That was before we decided to put our old air conditioner into the garage window. While when I did the twenty rep squats before it didn’t really help with strength it certainly improved my endurance for squat movements and just leg movements in general.
My strength for today was all light but it’s the program and I reset all my weights after maxing recently. The squats were 3 sets of five at 200. Being that they were light, they felt and and looked really good so I decided to through in two extra sets to make it 5x5. The extra work while it’s lighter seems to be really helpful for me. Maybe next year I’ll look into a maybe more intense program.
A heavy single front squat is one of the things the things I’ve been meaning to try out. My original intention was to do it the same week I did the Crossfit totals but due to my quad I thought it would be best not to push it. Today was the day to do the front squats among other things since it’s rainy outside and we’re not doing anything else. I was optimistic that I could get up near 260ish.
My strength for today was all light stuff for now but it really did end up feeling great. I really felt like I was moving well and cleanly. Don’t be confused by that because if I am not moving well I would call it a day and try again next time. Thankfully that’s a rare issue. The squats felt great and I feel like I have improved my form with them even more.
Even though my leg felt much better last week I was still having the occasional tightness. Essentially even right after my quad popped I had full mobility, just a lot of discomfort but that slowly improved. Last week I only managed one or two WODS and we did our Crossfit total. I didn’t want to risk fucking up my leg so we could go out hiking / geocaching but that didn’t really happen as Molly was mad that the sun was dimmed.
Fuck it, I tried leggings for my WOD today. I bought them as a joke and out of curiosity. Turned out that I really liked them and will be ordering more of them.
My quad is feeling pretty good today so I went for my Crossfit total. I just wanted to get an idea of where I currently am strength wise.
My quad has been progressively feeling better since Monday’s popping incident. Friday’s 95 pound back squats seem to actually help if anything. I had planned on doing more at a heavier weight yesterday but my brain got side tracked so I ended up not doing that. The squats them self felt really good with a nice stretch as the weight slowly increased. I worked up to 225 pounds for 5x3 and for the most part it felt great other than a sloppy rep or two.
Today my quad is feeling even better than it has been feeling so I decided to give some light barbell back squats a go. I did only 95 pounds today and I have to say it felt really, really good. Maybe I wasn’t hitting rock bottom like I typically do but that was not my intention today. My goal was to test it out and see how it felt and looked.
The other day mid squat I had a popping sensation deep in my leg and some soreness and weakness after that. Of course I had immediately stopped. Thinking back now it was more of the feeling you get when your knee pops or some other joint. Almost all the time that leaves it feeling better but Once in a blue moon it feels worse. Almost like it needed to crack more but it’s unable to.
Yesterday’s Strength did not go well. It felt good and the squats were only 205 pounds. They felt light and good but I felt like I was maybe compensating a bit for rolling my ankle yesterday doing sandbag hop overs. The 2nd rep of the second working set it happened. I felt a pop deep in my quad on the opposite side from the rolled ankle. It’s towards the outside
It was a nice change of pace from the past couple of weeks to say the least. Having failed bench press the last bench session and back squats last session too they were both lighter weights. I feel like it might be the best of timing too since we’re doing Crossfit totals and other maxes in a week or two to get current baselines. The squats I did were at only 195 pounds today.
Sometimes even a failure is a success. Let me preface this whole post with the fact that I didn’t really have too high of a hopes for today given that my piriformis has been somewhat angry. That started a week or two ago when my foot slipped out from under me doing lunges. It’s getting better with stretching and movement seems to help it more than doing nothing. I figured I could at least try today’s planned strength and sort of feel it out on the warm up sets.
I have known since I was fairly young that you shouldn’t turn a fridge on after it’s been laying down since my parents bought from someone at my grandfather’s work that was moving. We took the old one we had in the kitchen down in the basement and put the new in the kitchen after they took it off the truck. It ran but never got cold. We learned from someone after that that you shouldn’t lay it down.
Today I am feeling really good and accomplished about my strength session. It has been a long time coming to make it to this mile stone with a few false starts on the way here. There were several mental blocks that helped prevent me from reaching this long time goal but I finally got it. it all started out with the big positive not for today’s strength work. I was set to do my old Crossfit Trinium one rep max weight for three sets of five.
First things first as far as lifting today I wasn’t really feeling like it. It’s hot and humid, I was hungry and didn’t really sleep enough last night thanks to alcohol from Joy’s with supper. Naturally feeling this way today was set to be an at least somewhat heavy day for my squats and bench press. I had accepted the fact that I may fail one or both of these lifts today and was fine with it.
Today was was of those strange days when it comes to strength where it just feels light. I really wish that could happen more often so I wouldn’t overthink it when it when the weight gets heavier. First up were the squats at 255 pounds. For repping, especially five reps a set this is a relatively heavy weight for me. I’ve always had more trouble repping weights than I have had with heavy singles.
Today was definitely one of those days. You know the days where normal tasks seem to be a pretty good challenge. Mentally I am not here and I’m not really here physically too much either. It started out from waking up a bit early from some weird ass dream. There was some girl who I feel like I should know that had something wrong but wouldn’t say what it was. It’s left me with that off feeling all day.
Today was a great day for my strength. Unlike the last session where even the light 135 warm up sets felt terrible and super heavy they, along with even the working sets felt great, light and explosive today. My back squats today at 245 felt pretty great save a couple of sloppy reps. Other than the couple of sloppy reps they were all fast and explosive and feeling pretty light. I had failed this weight the other day but made the decision that I would give it another go give than it’s a weight I fell I should be able to make just about any day.
I woke up early today and well rested. It’s been a while. Finally we’ve been able to sleep with just the fan instead of the air conditioner which always allows me to have a better night’s sleep. The air conditioner is nice to make it more tolerable but the sound of them tends to keep me awake or annoy me a bit 95% of the time. The fan is quiet on low and it lets some of the outside noises in which tend to relax me.
I was watching lifting videos this morning and I noticed the belt and it dawned on me that I have never used one. I haven’t even tried using one since I never felt the need. It’s kind of hard to even test out using one if you don’t have one. It just never occurred to me before to even consider getting one thinking it would be like the other things I was told I’d need for Crossfit.
I have to admit I didn’t really have any high expectations for my strength workout today. Shortly before I was going to do it part of my one quad just suddenly started to cramp a bit. That just came right out of the blue and have no idea where it came from. I took a little time to stretch and warm up a little bit to felt things out. See I do stretch and warm up if I feel I need to!
I woke up pretty early today so I did my strength work somewhat early in the morning since I already had my coffee for the day. Not as early as I would have liked to have done it but I feel like the right thing to do is be respectful of the neighbors. I don’t know what they can here but we don’t hear much from them. Today was the first time in I have no idea how long that the air conditioner wasn’t necessary while doing my strength.
I didn’t sleep all that well last night. I don’t know why but it was just one of those nights where I laid there in bed just awake. My brain wouldn’t shut off. That’s the story of my life though. It’s been a little better lately but After a couple of hours I just got up for a while. I was anticipating that putting a damper on my strength work today.
I am continuing with trying to get baselines for my lifts by doing heavy singles. Today, I stopped at 255 pounds for front squats. I felt like there was more in the tank, but I stopped there today, thinking it was best for this day.
I decided to go for a Crossfit total this weekend. It’s been well over a year since I’ve had current numbers and I thought I needed to see where I stand. We’re going to do it again in September but I did it today. I wasn’t really feeling it today but went for it anyways and I am happy I did. I wasn’t going for all out maxes but instead I was going for heavy for today singles.
Today with my strength it was time to squat heavy again. I wasn’t really feeling it at all today but I had to give it the best effort I could. The heat and humidity is slowly running me down this year I think. I tried a warm up set without the air conditioner but quickly realized that wasn’t a good idea as it was so humid the bar was already feeling damp.
Today felt like I got one step closer to beating a longtime mental block. For my sets of five, I back squatted 260 pounds. That’s over my good form one rep max from when we went to Trinium.
First things first I did not sleep well last night and have been tired all morning so I didn’t have all that much hope for my strength today. It’s also pretty hot out already at 9ish in the morning. I turned the air on but still I didn’t want to wait around too long. It was definitely more humid than yesterday was. The warm up sets felt pretty good although a lot slower today than last time.
It was hot today but the humidity wasn’t that bad.
I just wasn’t sure how the strength would go today. My knee is a bit angry from yesterday’s WOD in which I did several hundred hop overs over the sandbag. No matter what those are always awkward for me. I would tend to guess it’s more the vision than anything. Lets see I am hopping back and forth sideways over an object I can’t really tell how close I am to it with really only any functional vision on one side from one eye.
Last week, I skipped my twenty rep front squats, thinking my heavy single would be too much in the same week. I failed the twenty reps at 170 pounds this week not because of weight, but I pressed it too tightly against my neck.
It was not quite as humid today, so I did my strength, and it felt good.
I woke up this morning and peaked at the weather radar before getting out of bed and saw there were some weakening thunderstorms approaching. I got dressed and grabbed the cushions off the patio furniture and brought them in. By the time I got my coffee after finishing that the rain started. That was cutting it a little close. After drinking some coffee and it getting a little later in the morning I decided to work on my strength that I skipped over yesterday while sitting in the living room waiting for a package that I may have to sign for.
I would be lying if I’d say I am surprised at failing today but I would also be in denial if I would say it still didn’t disappoint me. The reality of it is for me I know summer kills me. It always has affected me even as a small child playing. The cold is something I can tolerate more than most people though. Today the dew point is back up to the 70 degree area which seems to be where it really starts to rear it’s ugly head in how it adversely influences my ability to stay reasonably cool.
I had an unexpected couple of day break from working out. Sometimes life throws curveballs at you. Our breaker box was shorting out and causing half the power to flicker. I was obviously too stressed to work out.
I definitely had a good but rough day at the home gym today. My strength today was to be heaviest squats, moderate strict presses and light deadlifts. I just reset the weights on those. I had failed the deadlifts last week. The squats were at 240. This to me is a moderately heavy weight. Today it didn’t feel heavy at all. It felt great for sure. My technique has so greatly improved it’s amazing.
I have a feeling that tomorrow, my legs will be pretty unhappy with me. I started with my normal strength. After that, I did a brutal WOD with lots of overhead lunges.
Yesterday I didn’t end up doing a WOD at all. My calves were very crampy so I erred on the side of caution and rested and stretched them. I’m sure I was just dehydrated from the recent heat and humidity and additionally drinking copious amounts of alcohol Thursday night. I’d always rather take a rest day now than exasperate an unknown injury. I did do very heavy deadlifts for me in the heat on Thursday.
I was very disappointed with failing the back squats yesterday early on and knew they were rather light and I only failed because of sweat allowing the bar to shift a bit. Yesterday and even early this morning there was a ridiculously high tropical humidity. It was the kind where sweating does absolutely no good. It just makes your skin wet. Towards late morning the dew point had been slowly falling from around 75 to 70.
It wasn’t all that bad when I woke up this morning. pretty humid but tolerable. As the morning went on the temperature has increased over time. I did a lot of debating in my head on whether I wanted to attempt my strength work today or push it back a day or two when it’s cooler and less humid About 9:00 I decided it was time to go do my strength work for today.
Today was one of those days in the Garage gym that seem to be destined to be complete failures with everything going wrong that could but at least in this case it worked out okay all things considered. I did manage to complete two WODS today. The first one was just back squats and running 400 meters. As I would expect the business along the alley once again decided that a truck with a trailer needed to stop and sit in the road blocking most of it.
Even a bad day lifting is better than a day with no lifting but Sunday and today were two great days for lifting and general fitness to boot. Yesterday I was feeling pretty tired but I decided to get off my lazy ass and go do some stuff in the garage. I started out with this week’s 20 rep front squats. I did them at 150 pounds this week and I don’t think they could have felt any better than they did.
It’s been quite a while since I have used 135 pounds for front squats in a WOD setting. If I had to give an estimate it would have to be around two years since I’ve done so since. It wasn’t uncommon for me to use it in at the old gym depending on the WOD and what else the WOD would entail. I had gotten to the point that I might go lighter to go faster or of my wrist was acting up.
Once again today I was supposed to do back squats at 255 pound and once again I failed at it. I failed the last rep of the first set this time. Honesty this time around I don’t feel it was a strength issue at all though, today was the first humid day of the year or at least the first humid day I had to lift heavy. The heat kills me but even more so the humidity does.
I started at the weekly 20 rep front squats a few weeks ago at 95 pounds after finally failing at the back squats. With the back squats I got a lot further along that I anticipated I would. I’m hoping I hit body weight with the front squats too and it’s certainly possible. Once I got the mobility for front squats I’ve been able to hit a high percentage of my back squats max.
It got reasonably nice outside today with a temperature near 70 and the sun was shining. The WOD for today was a sort of a deadlift ladder with a 100 meter run between sets so it was the perfect one to do out in the backyard. It was nice to be able to just drop the last rep of the deadlifts. I miss being able to drop it but don’t want to destroy our garage floor or potentially annoy the neighbors too much.
I failed my back squats today at two hundred and fifty-five pounds, but crushed the bench at one hundred and ninety pounds. I’ll call it a decent day.
These squats aren’t getting any easier, that’s for damn sure. The weight is feeling heavier than ever and it’s getting mentally tougher but I am truly enjoying pushing myself in a different way than I have before. With the frequent squatting my technique is drastically improving. That was expected of course because with anything more frequent practice helps improve things. The tendency to want to collapse forward a bit has all but disappeared.
My lifting program had be doing back squats at 245 5x3 today and although I know I can do it it still feels heavy as fuck. Your body screams at you that this shit is too heavy. I did the squats and got through them. They felt slow but the video shows them being pretty quick still. The fact that I did a WOD with high reps of sandbag step ups yesterday didn’t help matters nor did the fact that I stepped up on a 24 inch box rather than the normal 20 inches that I’m used to.
I failed hard at about rep 7 of my 20 rep back squats doing 205 pounds today. I couldn’t possibly say I’m not disappointed in this, especially after last week felt so good but it is what it is. The last rep was too sloppy.. Really It was a shitty rep so I racked it and aborted there. Started back at 95 pounds for front squats to see where that brings me.
Today was another cool dreary day and my ass has been dragging since I woke up. It happens sometimes. I thought I slept well and my Garmin seems to think I did too but I just have been feeling exhausted all day. We’ll blame it on the weather. I have the stuffy head thing going on from the clouds of pollen out there right now and that is not improving anything with how I’m feeling.
I did my twenty rep squats today and couldn’t be more ecstatic with how it’s gone the past few weeks. Normally I do it Mondays but I am not going to bullshit myself or anyone else. With the potential snow storm I am going to probably be up all night tonight so I thought it would be smart to o the squats while I am well rested. The first month or so was a struggle with the leg burn and breath but breath still runs out.
Today went surprisingly well for what ended up being more less a rest day other than my normal Monday 20 rep back squat program from street parking that I thought I’d try out.. I started way back at 135 pounds since high reps have never been my thing. I’ve always had a more challenging time with higher reps of squats for some reason so this has been going surprisingly well.
Most times I can judge by how it feels what weights I should be using. Today was an example of the opposite. Warming up the weight felt heavy but it when I got to my working weight it felt easy and great.