This is an excellent combination.
Well, I guess I need to get dressed and go out there and do something.
Ironically the gym small gym in town is owned by the same guy that owns the meat market. Stopped by yesterday and signed up for a 14day pass and it was all smiles and thank yous. Got the entry code. Well, about 3 hours later I get an email with the waiver form and I understand that. What I do not understand is them wanting me to upload a photo of my ID. (To some cloud) and some app. Nope! Not gonna happen. I don’t know if this is standard practice but I live in BFE. I am in the meat market at least once or twice a week. It’s not like they don’t know me.
If I wanted this to be a hassle I would have opted for the other gym with actual decent equipment.
I am really frustrated about this. I’m sure I am being irrational and I doubt if I can get my money back but, I am not doing that.
Airdyne= couple of minutes
Band lat pulls
1x1/70 took a little uhmpf but it did go up!
My back was not into this. Live to fight another day
Trap bar rows
No snow, just damp and chilly.
Such a weird week, but I made it. This makes 5 days for the week.
Great deadlift, CL! Your hips rose a tiny fraction, but it looked minimal to me. It appeared to be more like your body was setting itself into a prime strength position than transferring weight to your lower back. How did it feel?
Heck. YES. to lifting five days this week. There must be something to the “frequency → consistency → structured program” approach, because we’re doing the same progression: get into the gym/ workout X times per week, do it for several weeks straight, do a structured lifting program."
What are your goals? I’m hesitant to enforce too much programming structure, because my weeks are dynamic. What I can do consistently is go to the gym five times per week, prioritize a few key lifts, and do cardio two or three times. Sorry to turn your log to my lifting structure! Haha.
Thanks TnT! If felt “okay”
Not super strong but probably could have grabbed another rep if I had to.
Only goal right now is to keep at it and gain some strength back. I honestly feel that am in a better place than I thought I would be for having taken so much time off. Maybe a push/pull/leg thing with a “just fun day” on Sat.
No need to apologize. My log is always open for discussion!
I have heard gym’s refered to as Meat Markets on several occassions.
I guess I will never know. I doubt there is any “meat” at this one. Or at least there wasn’t the last time I was there. Hell, only one person ever spoke and that was because he wanted the squat rack!
Airdyne= Bed on Fire Teddy Swims
Anderson squat notch 12 on the rack. Very short range of motion
Yep, slapped on the big girl plates
1x5/95 felt like the empty bar
Looks okay to me
Few seconds rest between sets.
That wind has a bite today. Suppsed to be the last day of this cold snap. I am ready fir shit crap to move out.
Airdyne = That’s How I got to Memphis Daryl Dodd
Band lat pulls
Tri push downs
3x10/new crappy band… lol
Lying leg raise off bench
Hanging knee raise
Band hammie curls
3x10 ea then together=1 set
Tri ext baby ez bar
Good form , good depth.
Thank you sir! Probably could have grabbed a couple more but trying not to be greedy.
Going to try and add 5 more before dropping back a bit and doing something more sensible with some volume.
Airdyne= meh not long enough. Jed had my phone.
Kneeling landmine press
SA DB rows
Standing band thrusts
Looking real good. Getting your mojo back.
to me too. Nice job
Thank you Harry. It’s about damn time!
Thanks Simo! Imma working on it.
just keep doing this slowly over time. you will be suprised where you end up
CL I’ve followed this thread on and off a very long while.
Here I’ll contribute one time.
The head outta your ass will indeed help your form on the bench
But in all seriousness I sad thinking while reading the post that you sound a lot like the guys who get told to grow x y of z you gotta do heavy squats.
I’ll ask you v to save me searching posts, do you do squats or similar ?
I’m not trying to advise or butt in, am simply curious.
You seem to have discipline and dedication going for ya.
Yes, I squat but probably not enough. My upper back is trashed from repetitive motion and my arms are very long. Not making excuses just being realistic. It’s okay if I can’t bench like Jennifer Thompson. I get impatient and don’t put in the work required.
This post is pretty old and I have had bigger problems than a poverty bench. Last week when I hit 80 I was ecstatic!
I am just now getting my mojo back as @hel320 put it and we will see how far I can go this time.
These guys have been at the shelter for a few weeks now. (Not a no kill shelter)
I am trying to resist but… I may have to call tomorrow and get more info. I know they are siblings. I said I wasn’t going to get another one because it breaks my heart when they leave.
Just look at those cute little faces though