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New feature: Favorite things; Power Hooks; New photos; Sore!

Thursday, December 8, 2005 by  
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December
8
2005

I’ve started a new thread on the forum that I will update daily (more or less): John’s Favorite Things. Each day I’m going to feature a new item that I use in my daily life and that think would be of interest to the community.

Today’s item is something no home gym should be without: Power Hooks! Struggling to get into position with heavy dumbbells to perform pressing movements can be very difficult and tough on the shoulders. Power Hooks solve that problem and make working with dumbbells much safer and more productive. I use mine every time I work my chest and they are wonderful. I don’t know how I ever lived without them. Power Hooks are definitely one of my favorite things! Check out the link for a full description.

Speaking of Power Hooks, last night was chest night and I had an excellent workout. After my workout was over I took some silly pictures of me and my workout partner, Loki. The pictures can be found in last night’s post-workout journal entry.

My back and traps are VERY sore from Tuesday night’s training. I can’t describe how satisfying it is to feel soreness in the areas that I know are lagging. When I’m training I work very hard to establish both a physical and mental connection with the muscle group(s) I’m working; the DOMS I feel in those areas let me know that I got it right.

No training today, just some cardio this morning. I’m going to enjoy this day off and rest up – the next three days are going to be brutal!

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