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Fasting and Strength

Well, I started fasting one day a week.  I’m on week two.  Every Wednesday from right after Breakfast (9am) until Thursday Lunch (11am), I don’t consume anything but water.  Wow.  This is tuff stuff.  Especially when you run to the store to pick up supplies for the rest of the fam.  Ugh!!!  I also started following the Stronglifts.com 5×5 strength program.  Day one.  We’ll see if this can get my strength increases back on track.  Back squated 5×5 w/ 225 on my back.  Not too shabby.  Didn’t do the deadlift today, but Tuesday I did DL 3×5 at 315.  Today’s shoulder press was 5×5 at 105.  Ugh.  Is it a tall person thing, that it is so hard to actually push things over my head?  Fat man pushups 8×3.  Didn’t have time for much else.  Too much screwing around, trying to find spring locs for the barbells.  Ugh! 

Well, I’ll try to get on here more, and update things.  Weight is still around 275, but belt size is still shrinking.  Curious to see what my fat percentage is.  27% last I checked on one of those hand held machine thingys.  We’ll try that in about a week or two. 

Son’s birthday is this weekend.  A teenager in the house.  He’s been commiting adultery for some time anyway…  ‘He thinks he is an adult, but he’s not…’  He’s saving up for PS3.  Great.  Something else to tie him down doing nothing physical.  I’m gonna start making him do 10 burpies for every hour in front of video screen.  Come to think of it, I think that should be a house rule…  We’ll see if we can implement that.  Maybe 3 attempts at a pullup?  Gonna have to think about this.  I like it.  Give me feedback, let me know what you think.

Which way to go?

“If at first you don’t succeed, Your running about average.”

– Unknown

I’m trying to figure out what direction to take this blog.  I don’t want it just to be a journal of my life (who would want to read that?).  Is my life so boring that I can’t come up with something to write about on a daily basis?  Mehh.  I read so much on a daily basis, I guess I could share.

My mentor, Kelly Starrett @ San Francisco Crossfit hasn’t posted in over two months (?!?!?).  My local mentor Ricky hasn’t posted in almost a month on his personal blog.  Maybe they have switched venues and I’m not in their circle enough to find out.  Atleast Freddy in CA is posting almost daily.  I’ve also been reading a lot from Dave Tate and the crew at Elite FS.  The articles can get very interesting. 

On another note, I have 4 days of vacation left, and 2 personal…  that need to be used before EOY.  WOW.  I get 3 days weekends for the rest of the year.  and one 4 day!!!  Woo hoo!  Well, I have more to write, but I’ll save it for tomorrow.  Have a great day all!

Turkey Day

Ugh, I am still stuffed from Turkey day.  I didn’t do too bad.  One trip thru, and then a second to get a few things I missed.  I think the real problem I’m having today is the walking lunges I did yesterday morning.  Prescribed WOD was 400M walking lunges.  Ouch.  It doesn’t look that bad on paper, but I was able to squeak out 200M.  And I am so F*in’ sore today.  Wow.  I was able to do situps, and a bunch of static holds this morning.  I even carried my daughter up the stairs.  No big deal, but I sure am not moving very fast today.  Got off at Noon from work.  Think I might do some walking on my hill, to work out some of the kinks.  Weighted?  Hmmm, we’ll see.

What a Day!

Did Max DL this morning for 435#!  a new PR.  Haven’t tried since I was sick for a week, so I’m pretty happy.  Needs some work tho.  I wonder what I’m doing wrong.  Might have to grab Ricky for a session and see if he can help me tweek it out.

Then when I stopped to get gas this morning, there was this guy coming out of the store…  had to be close to 400#.   Wow, I can’t imagine.  I got up to 300 before I got fed up and lost it.  But the worst part…  he had a diet coke in one hand and a package of donuts in the other…   WTF?  It is such a wonder how little the average population knows about nutrition.  I study it all the time, and I still know that I know very little.  Want to know more?  Check out more nutritional info on Melissa’s Blog (Urban Gets Diesel) in the right hand column.

Hello world!

My God!  I’ve finally started my own blog!

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