Overall, a really good leg day. I didn’t smash any records or anything, I just didn’t get hurt. I was sort of nervous going into today because of my abs but I came away feeling great!
::Cue Staind singing “It’s Been A While”::
Today was my first day back at the gym after pulling an abdominal muscle. I’m not quite sure what happened. I went for a morning run and had terrible pain in my lower abs and on the same side I had my hernia on. Long story short, I went to the doctor, she said to rest, so rest I did.
I’ve been working a lot on my grip strength (for guitar shredding) and my wife and I just started speed walking (strangely difficult). Even though I still get a bit sore in the abs, I felt it was time to go back.
Today’s workout was a push day and, even though the weights were lower (Trainer Lana took us out of the strength/hypertrophy cycle so I can get my bearings again), I did really well. What’s more, it felt excellent to be back.
I’ve been a bit out of commission lately; I got a bit injured on my Friday workout. Plus, with the eclipse and some rescheduling… I haven’t worked out in a bit.
Had a leg day today. It was alright except I mostly tried to take it easy so I didn’t mess myself up. I went way up in leg press, though, which is great!
Now that’s a little more like it.
Worked super hard on today’s pull day. Went up in a lot of things. Even the pull-ups are starting to feel better.
I’ve had some mild food poisoning so I didn’t feel my leg day much today. I went up in some things (awesome) but I probably could’ve done even more if I felt better. We’ll see next time!
Something’s up with my pull days. I don’t seem to be hitting as hard, especially when I’ve moved up with everything else this strength session. I think it has to do with beginning with pull-ups. They wear me out so much that I don’t see much improvement in anything else.
At any rate, it was a pretty good Saturday workout, just not as momentous as I’d hoped.
Wow, this whole concentration thing is really paying off! I’ve been kind of dreading Walk Funny Day since I decided to be more present mentally because (like most people) I fucking hate leg day. But today was amazing! Like the other days, I’ve gone way up in everything and my attitude has been so much more positive!
Since my last workout, I’ve been thinking about motivation and dedication. I realized that I’m not really as focused as I should be at the gym. After working out for a year, I think I’m letting my attention slip and getting distracted. Not pushing myself much.
I’ve decided to focus more and really work hard. After all, I really want to change (and I pay a lot of money to train). Why not be all in?
That being said, I had an amazing push day today! Trainer Lana started me on the strength cycle, which means bigger weights and lower reps. I went up in weight in everything; a lot of weight, too.
Sorry for the hiatus, folks. I had a touch of the ol’ food poisoning and couldn’t work out. Luckily, I had a helluva pull day today (also the last of my hypertrophy set).
I’ve been entertaining thoughts of breaking out on my own for a while, when it comes to training. I’ve been training for a year and I feel like I know the ropes. Also, I need to start cultivating some self-reliance and motivation if this is ever gonna stick. The hardest muscle to work out is the brain (or something).