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Yesterday’s workout; Awesome moment; December “100 Challenge”.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 by  
Filed under Daily Blog


I love working my legs on Monday. Leg day is always tough, so it’s nice to do it after a couple of days of rest. I was feeling exceptionally good all day yesterday (it’s hard not to feel good when the weather is this incredible), and I was completely fired up by workout time.

The workout went extremely well (here’s the actual workout): +10 pounds on squats, same reps as last week; +5 pounds on leg extensions/+10 pounds on backyard barbell lunges (supersets), same reps as last week; +10 pounds on lying leg curls (each drop), same reps as last week except the final drop set (-1, -1, -2, -1). Adding 10 pounds to the lying leg curls was a last minute choice. I normally would add in 5-pound increments for that exercise, but I was feeling so good yesterday I thought I could handle a bigger jump in weight. I was right, and it was a great way to end the workout.

As I mentioned in the first paragraph, the weather has been phenomenal here. Yesterday while I was doing backyard lunges in the crisp, clean air under a cloudless blue sky I felt… well, I just wore out my backspace key trying find the appropriate words. I can’t do it. Even now as I think back to yesterday I feel peaceful and almost euphoric. I know it sounds a little silly talking about lunges in residential backyard like I was standing at the top of a mountain or something, but sometimes the most memorable moments happen at the most surprising times.

I’ve got a ton of work to do today, so I’d better wrap up and get going on it. I’ve opened the December “100 Challenge” for entry. Details are immediately below.

Registration for the December 2008 “100 Challenge” is now underway! Your Official Challenge post must be made by 7:00 AM (EST) on December 1, 2008 if you plan to participate – NO EXCEPTIONS! To participate, you must be a member of the forum. If you are not a member, simply create a free account. It can take up to 24 hours for your account to be activated, so don’t wait until the last minute to register! For all the details, official rules and sample entry data, just head over to the December 2008 “100 Challenge” thread on the forum. If you are ready to work hard and want to challenge yourself in a fun and competitive environment, then please take part!

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