After recently moving to Chicago after two years of investment banking in Nashville, TN I finally have time to take lifting and nutrition more seriously than going to work out mostly every Saturday. While the once a week upper body workout was not the greatest, it was the half cathartic / half chest and back maintenance workout I could squeeze in while working 80-100 hr weeks. The next job I move on to will have a better work life balance, but what that is is still TBD.
It’s a bit odd, but I have a goal to slam dunk a basketball by December 2011. If I can do that then my old roommate loses a bet and has to purchase some trans-atlantic business class plane tickets. Also it will be awesome to be able to dunk. I’m not especially good at jumping and will have to add like 14 inches to my vertical, but it’s still the quest I’m taking. Currently I’m about four inches short of the rim. I think my lack of squatting for the last two years and lack of serious squatting in the last couple years of college leave a lot of potential for gain there. Anyways, this log will chart the success or failure of this endeavor.
End of 2011 update:
This log got off to a great start with lifting, then I became gainfully employed in Aug 2010. I put lifting as a much lower priority then. In 2011, took some time off to focus on work and other things in life, went a couple months of zero working out and a few months of just squats and deadlifts which was actually pretty fun. Took another couple months off and that brings me to Dec 2011 where I’ll try to pick back up.
Real update is, I lost the slam dunking bet, so Eurotrip this summer. December 2011 trying to get decent strength again, maybe even actually do real jumping training.