Two nerdy fitness-buffs talk about exercise, eating right, and not being a dumb ass. Also stuff for Tactical Athletes and others.
Doing something different: 5 workouts (not including boxing) that I just repeat with no real off day:
Upper back day
Lower back day
It’s working decent. I quit the powerlifting after I PR’d at:
325lbs squats 5x5
315lbs dead lift 5x5
235lbs bench press 5x5
Now I’ve backed off the weight a little but in order to up the number of reps. I’m still throwing in heavy on squats and bench and dead lift though, but for only three reps and I’m keeping it at that weight until I can get 3x12 knocked out, then I’ll up weight.
Muscle is created by repeatedly lifting things that have been designed to weigh us down. So when your shoulders feel heavy, stand up straight and lift your chin – call it exercise. When the world crumbles around you, you have to look at the wreckage and then build a new one out of all the pieces that are still here. Remember, you are still here.
The human heart beats approximately four thousand times per hour. Each pulse, each throb, each palpitation is a trophy engraved with the words ‘You are still alive.’
You are still alive.
Act like it."
Rudy Francisco, Complainers (via brattylifts)