Sketching out a design for my wife.

Sketching out a design for my wife.

Checking in

These days, I’m setting PRs every workout. I know growth this crazy is not sustainable, but I’m sure as hell enjoying the ride for the time being. I am also finally starting to see some visual changes in the mirror, even if the number on the scale isn’t moving like I want it to. Gotta clean up my weekends more haha! Living History Farms is less than a month away…I gotta get back out for a few more runs in the meantime!

Kitchen Sink Workout Quests

Tonight in the name of staying active and getting rid of some of my DOMS, I did a few quests in Fitocracy for points. Should definitely have stretched more last night, I was feeling it throughout my workout. Did all the BW stuff as a jumbo set, and was practically crying by the end of the squats, haha. Kinda embarrassing, but whatever I guess. Tomorrow is day 2 of SS vol. 2! Night.

Starting Strength, Round 2 Day 1

Started my second cycle of Starting Strength yesterday. Unfortunately I had previously decided to take off two weeks to eat ALL THE THINGS, so even with a 10% reset, I was feeling pretty fat and crappy.

Until I started lifting.

Then I felt alive again, like the bar and I were one. I even got to test out my new deadlifting socks (pics forthcoming), since my shins can’t take much more skin being scraped off them. 

When I was done I felt great, so I thought I’d just tack a round of Chad Waterbury’s Bloody Barbell Complex on to the end of my workout. I wanted to get a feel for the complex, so I just went with the bar. Good thing. I was practically dying by the end of it!!

I’ve really been feeling low about my body, my habits, and my strength lately, but I think it was just the guilt that comes with not being in the weightroom. Glad to be back.

Final Starting Strength numbers, round 1

Squat  -  265

Bench  -  175

Deadlift  -  325

Overhead Press  -  115

Barbell Row  -  135

Cottage cheese w/ protein powder.
Delicious! I was a bit hesitant to throw it in there, but it is crazy good. It’s just a half container of cottage cheese and a scoop of Syntha-6 peanut butter & chocolate protein powder. Stir with your spoon and enjoy! If it’s too thick, a dash of water will smooth it out. I added a bit too much this time around and it’s a bit soupy for me, so take caution.
Here’s the breakdown:
Protein: 58gFat: 20gCarbs: 27gCalories: 500kcal
Anyway, I threw in a half teaspoon of stevia to sweeten it up a bit, and I’m not sure I can taste it…but it is so good, I don’t care! A bit high on the carbs, but I can substitute a leaner powder in the future.

Cottage cheese w/ protein powder.

Delicious! I was a bit hesitant to throw it in there, but it is crazy good. It’s just a half container of cottage cheese and a scoop of Syntha-6 peanut butter & chocolate protein powder. Stir with your spoon and enjoy! If it’s too thick, a dash of water will smooth it out. I added a bit too much this time around and it’s a bit soupy for me, so take caution.

Here’s the breakdown:

Protein: 58g
Fat: 20g
Carbs: 27g
Calories: 500kcal

Anyway, I threw in a half teaspoon of stevia to sweeten it up a bit, and I’m not sure I can taste it…but it is so good, I don’t care! A bit high on the carbs, but I can substitute a leaner powder in the future.

You evil, magnificent sonuvabitch.
My legs after yesterday’s workout
Can I get a 2 plate bench, a 3 plate squat, and a 4 plate deadlift in a year? Can I exceed my wildest expectations? Tune in next time for more exciting adventures!

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