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Slept in; What does home theater have to do with fitness? (nothing!)

I slept in for an extra hour this morning and it sure felt good! Now I’m running behind and need to get to the store before it gets too crowded. I tried to go to the store yesterday after my haircut and I couldn’t even find a parking place! This has nothing to do with fitness or health, but I’m especially happy today because my Christmas present has arrived – a new center speaker and… [Read more]

Added Sunday, December 21, 2003 by

Delayed start to my vacation.

Okay, vacation time at last!? Nope. That would be too easy for me, and no fun at all for the flighty network gods. This morning I have two switches out in the field that have stopped passing traffic. Amazing timing. Oh well – at least I don’t have to go change them out; I have field techs for minor issues like this. I still have to hang around here and wait for them to get… [Read more]

Added Saturday, December 20, 2003 by

Leg development; Weak areas; Obtaining the elusive “V” taper; Injuries.

Genetically speaking, I suppose that my legs are my strong point. Every week I throw more weight at them and every week they come through for me. 🙂 Over the last 3 months I’ve added 60 pounds to my 1-rep max squat, and yesterday I did 3 sets of 6 using the same weight that was my 1 rep max just 10 weeks ago. Even though I’m cutting, I’ve still been able to add more… [Read more]

Added Friday, December 19, 2003 by

Preparing for my vacation.

It’s crunch time at work for the next 2 days as I prepare for my holiday vacation. I’ve got a huge list of things I need to accomplish before Friday afternoon, so I’m going to make this short so I can get cracking – but first I have a leg workout to complete! See you tomorrow…

Added Thursday, December 18, 2003 by

My blood work/cholesterol test results.

I got the test results from my blood work yesterday. Everything is a-ok, and I’m happy with my cholesterol levels. The last time I had it checked was two or three years ago and it was a very unhealthy 238 at that time (I have no idea what the HDL and LDL levels were because I didn’t even know what those were back then). High cholesterol runs in my family, but 238 is not good… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, December 17, 2003 by

New pictures up: quads; First elliptical workout report.

As I’m frequently reminded by many of you, I’ve never posted any pictures of my quads. Sorry about that. I took a couple last night; 1 and 2. I’ve built a fair amount of muscle over the last few months, and now that I’m cutting it’s starting to show through. I expect my legs will be considerably more cut and vascular when I’m back down to 8% body fat. Also, I have a little loose… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, December 16, 2003 by

New elliptical; Busy week coming up.

My stationary bike gave up the ghost long ago, and now my stair climber is starting to screw up. With Christmas just around the corner, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a cardio machine right now, so yesterday I went ahead and picked up a really cheap elliptical to tide me over for a while. Hopefully it will last at least 6 months to a year. The action is nice and… [Read more]

Added Monday, December 15, 2003 by

First 3 weeks of cutting comparison pictures.

I’ve been cutting for 3 weeks and have lost about 6 pounds of fat (this morning the scale is reading about 2 pounds higher than my real weight because I’m still holding some water from Friday night’s cheat meal.) I’ve probably got another 3-4 weeks to go and then I can start a slow bulk like I did last summer. I won’t add muscle as quickly as I did during my bulking phase, but I… [Read more]

Added Sunday, December 14, 2003 by

Leg soreness; Cutting progress.

My legs are killing me this morning! I’m always considerably more sore two days after a workout compared to the day immediately following. I can’t even tighten my leg muscles; whenever I try they just tremble a little bit and snap back. When I walk or try to sit down it takes forever. I look like a little old man who is suffering from arthritis. I’m very pleased with how my cutting diet is going… [Read more]

Added Saturday, December 13, 2003 by

Excellent leg workout yesterday!

I had another great leg workout yesterday, adding another 5 pounds to my maximum squat and 5 more pounds to all my working sets! I do lunges next-to-last, and I thought I was going to puke when I was doing my last set. When doing lunges and one-legged calf raises I deviate from the MAX-OT program. I find that moderate weight combined high reps gives me the best results for those two exercises. So when… [Read more]

Added Friday, December 12, 2003 by