Week Six Summary – Weight Goal – 01/06/19 – 01/12/19

Don’t get me wrong.. I love Tank Abbott.. but this is what I see when I look in the mirror right now. Now.. Tank is a killing machine.. I’m just a fat old guy with hidden muscle. I gotta believe with that physique that Tank loves beer as much as I do.. and despite his desire to dominate in the octagon.. the desire for beer was stronger. Seems like I even remember him having a beer before a fight. Maybe

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Week Six Summary – 1000lb Goal – 01/06/19 – 01/12/19

Bench: 255 – 5×5Squat: 285 – 5×5Deadlift: 265 – 1×5 Total: 805 It’s hard to argue with progress even if it’s small. In terms of my 31 week objectives, this is the objective that’s working for me right now. I’m not sure what it is, but as hard as I’ve tried, I can’t find the love for running that I once had. As mentioned in this week’s running summary, I’m hanging it up for a while. My focus is going

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Week Four Summary – Run Goal – 12/23/18 – 12/29/18

It’s official, I hate Nike Run Club. It’s quite literally the worst app I’ve ever used to run with. The final straw was the “tempo” run. I was supposed to do 6 – 400m runs with a 2 minute rest between them. I managed to start the run via the app, it eventually showed up on my watch, but it gave no indication when the 400m intervals were finished and when I should walk. So I just kept running.. angry..

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Week Four Summary – 1000lb Goal – 12/23/18 – 12/29/18

Bench: 245 – 5×5Squat: 265 – 5×5Deadlift: 250 – 1×5 Total: 760 I started feeling the aches and pains of heavier weight this week. I think it’s time to adjust. I’ve been doing squats 3x a week at 5×5 and with this much weight it’s really starting to wear on my old bones. During the summer when I got up over 800 total with a weak deadlift, I was only squatting and benching once per week. I think it’s time

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Week Three Summary – Run Goal – 12/16/18 – 12/22/18

This run is embarrassing to post.. I used to run 10min miles on a good day and now it’s everything I can do to get one good 14min mile. Anyway, gotta start somewhere. There are a couple of pretty steep hills in the run below, but it’s really no excuse for that horrific time. I was thinking afterward though, I remember going by a rule the last time around that I’d pick up 1min in time for every 10lbs lost.

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Week Three Summary – 1000lb Goal – 12/16/18 – 12/22/18

Bench: 235 – 5×5Squat: 255 – 5×5Deadlift: 245 – 1×5 Total: 735 Since I’ve been back into the 5×5 workouts, the squats have consistently worn my back out by the 5th set, to the point where I need to sit for a couple of minutes to keep from cramping up. That seems to have stopped this week. I noticed this after Friday’s squats and decided I’d load up the deadlifts a bit, we took a 10lb jump on Friday instead

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Week Three Summary – Weight Goal – 12/16/18 – 12/22/18

Yeah, so not a great week. I realized on Wednesday that by the time Christmas rolls around that I’d want to have some beer. So why not start early?? And that’s how it happened, a 17 day streak comes to an end. I had piles of rationalizations running through my head and they won. The good news I guess is that I’ve managed to stay in ketosis and I did drop 1lb this week, but I was down close to

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Week Two Summary – Run Goal – 12/9/18 – 12/15/18

I mentioned last week that we weren’t starting the Run Goal until this week.  It’s tough getting into ketosis and getting cardio in the first week.  I’m old and I just don’t enjoy the pain that much anymore.  That being said, we had 3 runs scheduled this week and we got all 3 of them done.  I say 3 runs but I’m not sure what I did this week any runner would actually consider “running”.  Gotta start somewhere.   So far

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