200lb front squat

It’s been a while since I did a fitness post.  Still going strong, and getting stronger. yeah… New personal record there. I stopped before I got real heavy. If I pushed it further I would need to use a belt and really work on keeping my form. I had the time this morning, I think…

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dead lift 3x record

On Monday I had a workout and I broke my Dead lift 3x record by a lot.  With a thorn in my foot!  Over the weekend I stepped on something in the back yard and I have been dealing with this thorn for a couple of painful days.  It was just behind the ball of…

training is getting intense

It’s about time too. I was getting a little bored with the old routine and a little frustrated with the muscle and tendon pulls that were keeping me from strength training exercises. I was looking forward to the workouts despite the sore legs. This past Saturday I ran the stairs at sea cliff beach. The…

“back room brawl” redux

My trainer likes to redo work outs once or twice a every couple of months to get a gauge of where I am at.  Today was one of those days.  We did a workout that I last did in March.  I blogged about it here: A new workout. Today’s work out was a slight variation on…

A new workout

My workout beat me up today.  I have doubts that I can even remember what I did or what the names of the new exercise is.  I was truly whipped by the end of this workout. The warmup was fairly typical for these new routines.  I do a 500 meter row, and then practice my…

Dropping barbells.

It sucks. I was going for a one rep max on my back squat and on my last rep, I lost my balance coming out of the squat.  It was kind of scary actually, I rolled forward into this portable weight bar, which didn’t stop my momentum and the barbell, the weight bar, and yours…

Learned some new exercises today.

today I had a lot of new exercises in the routine along with a later than normal time.  Normally I workout in the mornings, but today I had  workout at noon which is a nice change of pace. This was the first workout since last week.  I have been down with a cold and didn’t…

the new routine…

and so begins a new routine at the gym. After starting to train at a new gym, I have to say that I really like it.  It’s the small atmosphere that you get in this studio over the hustle and busy nature of the franchise gyms.  It’s a much easier way to work out,  I…

working out at the new gym!

I started working out at a new gym this morning.  New time too…  7am O’dark early. the gym is studio 831.  This is only the second gym that I have worked out since I have gotten started with my new healthier lifestyle.  I like the old gym I was going to, and I will continue…

the last workout

at the old gym… I had a good workout yesterday at the gym.  I kind of got a late start, I thought I was going to meet my trainer at the stairs, that’s what we typically do on a saturday.  It was a gorgeous day at the beach and it was a little crowded, which…