Starting GMM again now that I’m decently rehabbed AGAIN! Starting at post 174.
This time it was rehab from both the appendectomy and epicondylitis.
Finished GMM months ago, epicondylitis is absolutely killing me, and I’ve been doing boring workouts and weighted walks ever since.
The first half of this year has been phenomenal for me. Epicondylitis doesn’t interfere with training; I’ve set PRs in all the major lifts recently; my body comp is better than every (for the last several years anyway), and I’ve learned a lot about lifting and how to dig deep.
From early 2021 to now I ran a very boring routine, mostly consisting of front squats and strict presses, slowly but surely increasing weight. Hit a lifetime press goal of 135 a few days ago. Now I’m keeping focus on the press but switching to my shame, back squats, which I will improve. If the second half of the year is anything like the first, I’ll be very pleased in 2022.
Changing the log title to “A New Animal” in recognition of the changes I’ve made in mind and body. The goal now is to hit 1-2-3-4 plates in press, bench, squat, deadlift. I’ve hit 135lb press and am close to 225 on the bench press. Squats and deadlifts are another matter but I’m going to get there by this time next year.
Current photo, much improved from when I started: