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Workout blues....
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      2 comments

Today's workout was nearly a disaster... The bench press at 60kgs (132lbs) for a 5 sets of 5 reps in total was a piece of cake last Friday. Today, I failed at the fourth set. What happened is that I was lifting really slowly this time. And... Read more
Finally a descent ST workout
Monday, October 08, 2012      2 comments

OK, today's workout was finally pretty descent. I have found out that while focusing my back being straight and the barbell not hurting my neck, I was neglecting the position of my feet, and that resulted in poor performance in squats that I did... Read more
Bike ride
Sunday, October 07, 2012      2 comments

So today I did my first cycling ride for about 6 miles with my daughter since the beginning of the summer. It was rather a leisure ride than an exercise ride, but still it was better than nothing. Next week hopefully I will go on a mountain biki... Read more
Strength training: Deloading
Friday, October 05, 2012      1 comments

Today I was an absolute underperformer. I could not even do as much as I did last Wednesday. Did squats at 1x5@60kgs, 2x5@70kgs, 1x5@80kgs and 1x5@82.5kgs... Found out that I was doing correctly at a max. load of 70kgs. So I have decided to delo... Read more
ST workout
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      1 comments

Today's weight lifting consisted of: Squats: 3x5+2x3 @ 82.5kgs(181.5lbs) OH Presses: 3x5+2x4@ 45kgs(99lbs) Dead lifts:1x5 @ 110kgs(242lbs) First 2 are actually fail, because I was not able to do 5 sets of 5 reps, except for the de... Read more
Neck pain while squatting
Monday, October 01, 2012      3 comments

OK, today I had to stop my squats because of a neck pain which originated at the shoulder end of my neck... The same pain happened, only at the last set, last Friday's work out too. But this time it happened at the first set! Damn! The weight wa... Read more
cardio day
Saturday, September 29, 2012      1 comments

Today I was on the elliptical working out pretty intensely for an hour. It was raining like crazy, so instead of going to the gym, I just jumped on the elliptical.... Read more
Another ST day...
Friday, September 28, 2012      0 comments

Here are the stats... Squats: 5x5@80kgs(176lbs) - OK! OH presses: 5x5@45kgs(99lbs) - FAIL! Dead lifts: 1x5@105kgs(231lbs) - OK! So eventually I failed miserably at 45kgs(99lbs) in the third set. I went 5-5-3-2-2. Hoping to improve ... Read more
ST day
Tuesday, September 25, 2012      2 comments

OK, here are the stats: Squats: 5x5@80kgs(176lbs) OK! Bench presses: 5x5@57.5kgs(126.5lbs) OK! Barbell rows: 5x5@67.5kgs(148.5lbs) OK! Next time I will increment the bench press and barbell row weights, but I want to stay at 80kgs ... Read more
Cardio day
Sunday, September 23, 2012      1 comments

Today I did 45 min of Elliptical trainer, pretty intense workout at an average of 80% of max. resistance. Tomorrow I hit the weights.... Read more
ST day results
Friday, September 21, 2012      0 comments

Here are today's (30th session) ST results: Squats: 5x5@77.5kgs (170.5lbs) OK OH Press: 5x5@42.5kgs (93.5lbs) OK Dead lift: 5x5@100kgs (220lbs) OK So today there were no failures, and I am happy.... Read more
Cardio day..
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      1 comments

Today I ran for 40 mins at 9.5km/h. I had sore right buttock possibly from the strength training yesterday, and the soreness seemed to go away during the run, but after the run came back again. So much for exercise to relieve soreness.... Read more
ST day...
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      2 comments

Today I again failed one of the workouts: Squats 5x5@77.5kg(170.5lbs) - FAIL (at the last set, second from last rep) Bench presses 5x5@55kgs(121lbs) - OK Barbell rows 5x5@65kgs(143lbs) - OK Next time I will try again 77.5kgs, and hopeful... Read more
Cardio day...
Monday, September 17, 2012      0 comments

So today I jumped on the elliptical, set the resistance to max, and burned some calories. I did 35mins, which is descent. It was harder than running a 10K!... Read more
Strength training day
Friday, September 14, 2012      0 comments

OK, here are the stats (that are not too positive today): Squats: 5x5@75kgs(165lbs) OK OH press: 5x5@42.5kgs(93.5lbs) FAIL Deadlift: 1x5@95kgs(209lbs) OK So good news on squats and deadlifts, but my overhead press sucked. Fifth set... Read more

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