Hi folks, Cavalier is back. Didn’t feel the need to write, since workouts were staying about the same. Straining to the utmost, little or no progress. Then couple of months ago I ran across something interesting on the web. Simple treatments for long term PTSD. I’d had a fairly rocky childhood, so gave it a try. Absolutely amazing. I can’t describe the sheer relief. It was as if decades of heavy weights were lifting from my shoulders.
Then something happened with my workouts. They weren’t so stressful. I could actually push and pull real hard and not collapse from the stress. I could do a hard set of deadlifts or squats and just barely breath hard. Never had anything like that before. Couldn’t believe it. All the problems I’ve had with training, from the agony in phys ed in school to my weightlifting, all came from the stress dumped on me in my young years.
Set up a simple routine. Squats and light bench on Wednesdays. Deads and heavy bench on Saturday. Couple of other days in the week, work out at home with the rubber band or pushups or anything I feel like. It feels wonderful.
In the past month, I’ve lost an inch from my waist, but bodyweight stayed the same. Shoulders in particular have thickened up. I gained 20 lbs on my deadlift, 20 on squat, and 10 on bench. Managed to lock form into place. The weights actually feel a bit lighter.
I’ll have my 60th birthday in a few months, and thinking about how to celebrate. Bodyweight deadlifts for 60 reps? 60 lb dumbs on the incline bench for 60 reps? I’ll see what happens.
But what bothers me is all those years I’ll never have back. All the doctors, specialists, world-class trainers I went to . . . nothing. No one saw it, no one knew, no knew. I feel like a teenager just starting out. Oh, well.