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Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Starting out slow and getting some volume under my belt. Not difficult but my body is tight and resisting the motion. After several warm up sets I started to feel better.

Leg Swings and Stretching.
Squats - 4 sets/8 reps/bar, 8 sets/6 reps/135lbs.

That's it, that's all. Seems like a good place to go from.


Monday, June 26, 2017

Getting Better

It's been 4.5 weeks since my carpol tunnel surgery and my hand is feeling better. It still isn't back to normal and I'm sure it will take many more weeks till I'm able to lift properly. On Friday last week I tried some Squats, working up to 225lbs for 2 sets of 4 reps. On Sunday I had a friend come over to train in my garage. This inspired me slightly so I pushed my limits. Here's how it went.

Leg Swings and Stretching.
Squats - bar/6 reps, 135lbs/6 reps, 185lbs/6 reps, 225lbs/4 reps, 275lbs/4 reps, 315lbs/3 reps, 365lbs/3 reps, 405lbs/3 reps.
Bench Press - 135lbs/6 reps, 185lbs/6 reps, 225lbs/6 reps, 275lbs/4 reps.

The Squats felt good, the Bench Press felt terrible. My hand is still tender when applying pressure on the surgery location. Oh well, it will get better.

Today I got up early and went for a walk. I did include a bit of jogging but not much. I also tried a press up from laying to standing. This really hurt. I will try that again at a later date. At PT today I went for a walk. I didn't bring my cell phone so I don't know how far I went. After the walk I tried out my grip strength with some Deadlifts.6 sets/6 reps/135lbs. I used an overhand grip because gripping the bar underhand bothered my hand.

All I can say is, I'm on the mend and will get strong again.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Keeping Active & Awards

I've been keeping active lately even though I can't lift. In the mornings before work I've been walk/jogging. It's very difficult because of my current weight but I have been making progress every time I go out. Today marks three weeks since my surgery so I decided to try some light squats. 

Leg Swings and Light Stretching.
Squats - 3 sets/6 reps/bar, 6 sets/6 reps/135lbs.

My hand feels pretty good. I will continue to add some light squats to maintain my mobility. I will also continue to improve my cardio training.

You may have noticed two medals on my page. Click on them and you will see. My blog is in the top 40 best weightlifting blogs on the internet and in the top 25 powerlifting blogs on the internet. I feel very proud that my efforts had dedication to my training blog are being recognized. 


Thursday, June 01, 2017

Walking Again

Went walking again tonight. This time my lovely wife joined me. Very warm evening 27 degC.

Distance = 2 km
Time = 22 min.

Not very much but I need to start sometime. I'm happy I'm getting out.